Sisters In Crime News

Announcing the results of the 23rd Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Awards & the special Silver Stiletto Award

True crime author Ruth Wykes (Mornington Peninsula, Vic) took out the 23rd Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Award presented on Saturday night (19 November) at SheKilda3: One-day crime spree, Sisters in Crime’s 25th anniversary convention. To mark the silver anniversary, a special silver stiletto trophy was presented – the winner, Jacqui Horwood (left), a librarian from

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Sandra Nicholson – Sisters in Crime’s new President

Long-time Sisters in Crime member and convenor, Sandra Nicholson, was endorsed at Sisters in Crime’s annual planning day on 4 February to replace Vivienne Colmer as President. Vivienne died of cancer on 16 January after being elected President in October. Sandra says, “I want to lead Sisters in Crime adhering to the same values that

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Sisters in Crime mourns President Vivienne Colmer

Sisters in Crime is sad to announce the death of its President, Vivienne Colmer, who died at home on Monday 16 January, at the age of 61, from cancer. In October, Vivienne became Sisters in Crime’s second National President. She made a wonderful welcoming speech to SheKilda3, Sisters in Crime’s 25th anniversary convention held on

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Hot reads for summer

Sisters in Crime asked SheKilda3 speakers what they’d recommend as a holiday read – it didn’t matter if it was by an Australian or overseas author, fiction or true crime, new or old. Note if you order books from Booktopia via the Sisters in Crime website here , a percentage of the payment goes to

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Sue Turnbull awarded Life Membership & ‘Ambassadorship’

After presenting her keynote address to SheKilda3 on 19 November, Professor Sue Turnbull was faced with a presentation of her own when Sisters in Crime’s President, Vivienne Colmer, awarded her a Life Membership and then anointed her as Sisters in Crime’s first Ambassador. Here’s what’s Vivienne had to say: “Sisters in Crime is very pleased

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SheKilda3…where a criminally good time was had by all

Sisters in Crime celebrated its 25th birthday in style at SheKilda3: One-day Crime Spree at St Kilda Town Hall on 19 November. The verdict has been unanimous: SheKilda3 was outstanding – top level panels and discussion, a great Great Debate, inspiring Scarlet Stiletto Awards , a warm and inclusive atmosphere, productive networking, fabulous  food, and

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Update on SheKilda3 – starts Friday 18 November

All day and half day ticket sales to SheKilda3: One Day Crime Spree,  Sisters in Crime’s 25th anniversary convention, have now closed. Tickets for Individual Sessions are still available online and at the door on Friday night at St Kilda Library Community Room or Saturday at St Kilda Town Hall. Click here to book online. And hear all about SheKilda3 from Melina Marchetta

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Get a taste of SheKilda3 with Sue Turnbull on the TV crime drama

It criminal how early a girl has to get up to promote Sisters in Crime and its SheKilda3 25th anniversary convention on 19 November. Professor Sue Turnbull, a convenor of Sisters in Crime from 1994-2016, got up at 4am Friday 11 November to speak to Rod Quinn on ABC Radio Overnights, about the TV crime

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Shooting it out at St Kilda Town Hall. SheKilda3: One-Day Crime Spree – Sisters in Crime Australia’s 25th Anniversary Convention, 19 November

Three hundred crime fans from all over Australia are expected at SheKilda3: One-Day Crime Spree – Sisters in Crime Australia’s 25th anniversary convention on Saturday 19 November. The One-Day Crime Spree – which will actually run for A-Day-and-A-Bit – will involve 50 leading novelists, true-crime writers, screenwriters, lawyers, producers, publishers, and scholars. The ‘scene of

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Another big year for Sisters in Crime: Report on the Annual General Meeting

Sisters in Crime held its Annual General Meeting in Melbourne on 7 October 2016, following its well-attended Antarctic Noir event.  The meeting elected the following national convenors: Caz Brown, Ann Byrne, Robyn Byrne, Lindy Cameron, Vivienne Colmer, Moraig Kisler, Michaela Lobb, Pauline Meaney, Sandra Nicholson, Carmel Shute, Janice Simpson and Robyn Walton. Vivienne Colmer, a

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