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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The Art of Fashioning Peregrine in Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries

In the lead-up to the 26th Scarlet Stiletto Awards on 23 November, Carmel Shute, Secretary of Sisters in Crime, spoke to designer Maria Pattison about the costuming of Peregrine Fisher for Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries. Geraldine Hakewill, who plays Peregrine, is presenting the awards. The series is set in 1964 when Peregrine Fisher, the

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Geraldine Hakewill (Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries) to present the 26th Scarlet Stiletto Awards

Sisters in Crime is delighted to announce that Geraldine Hakewill, star of Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries and Wanted, will present its 26th Scarlet Stiletto Awards for best short stories – 6 for 6.30pm Saturday 23 November at South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel. This year, 185 short stories written by Australian women compete for $10,060

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Sisters in Crime’s AGM elects new committee

Sisters in Crime held its Annual General Meeting on 19 October in Melbourne following an informative and hugely entertaining panel on the challenges of taking crime books to the screen. In a meeting with lasted 17 minutes (brevity is always the mission), members elected a new committee for the next year. Eight existing committee members

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Sisters in Crime announces the shortlist for its 26th Scarlet Stiletto Awards

Sisters in Crime Australia is proud to announce that 29 stories by 24 authors have been shortlisted for its 26th Scarlet Stiletto Awards for best short stories. This year 185 stories short stories written by Australian women compete for $10,060 in prize money. Geraldine Hakewill, star of Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries and Wanted, will

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The Dark Adapted Eye: The challenges of taking crime books to the screen

Fiona Eagger, Dee McLachlan and Vikki Petraitis talk to Senior Professor Sue Turnbull about staying true to the source as it is adapted to the medium of film or television. What strategies are involved?  How do pictures, music, sound, and colour combine to tell a complex story that was originally told only in words? What stays and what goes? And is there

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Sisters in Crime’s Davitt Awards triumph women crime writers

Perth-based author Dervla McTiernan won the best adult novel award for her debut Irish police procedural, The Rúin (HarperCollins Publishers Australia) at Sisters in Crime’s 19th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women on Saturday night (31 August). McTiernan is one of the many Australian women’s crime writers enjoying massive popularity and attracting

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Domestic noir goes bush@8pm Friday 27 September, Rising Sun Hotel

Kylie Kaden, Petronella McGovern and Felicity McLean will talk to Karina Kilmore-Barrymore  on Friday 27 September at South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel about how home and family can be a cauldron for crime, bringing with it abductions, incarcerations, infidelity and missing children – even in the apparent safety of small rural and coastal towns. Come along early and

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“High adventure”: Joanne Drayton’s interview with Arts Alive

New Zealand author Joanne Drayton spoke to Arts Alive’s Vincent O’Donnell when she was in Melbourne to present Sisters in Crime 19th Davitt Awards on 31 August 2019. The program was syndicated to 40+ community radio stations across Australia. The interview goes for around 20 minutes. Credits: Vincent O’Donnell and Joanne Drayton  

Deadbeat brothers: The challenges of creating a fictional family

Sisters in Crime events have had many weird and wonderful titles over the past three 28 years but never one so engaging and amusing as “Deadbeat Brothers and the trouble they cause,” which was conceived by Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President. By amazing coincidence the protagonists in three new crime books by JM Green,

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The 26th Scarlet Stiletto Awards close on 31 August

A record $10,060 is up for grabs in Sisters in Crime Australia’s 26th Scarlet Stiletto Awards for best short crime and mystery stories by Australian women. “It’s worth killing for – at least on the page,” said Tara Mitchell, a Sisters in Crime national convenor. “And for the very first time there is an award

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