Sisters In Crime News

Prescient pandemic theme in Sisters in Crime’s 20th Davitt Awards

It must have been something in the ether. Two of the winning books in Sisters in Crime’s 20th Davitt Awards officially awarded tonight (26 September) concern pandemics – Meg Mundell’s The Trespassers (University of Queensland Press), the winner of the Davitt (Best Adult Crime Novel) and Susan Hurley’s Eight Lives, (Affirm Press), winner of the

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Emma Viskic: multi-award-winning author and clarinetist

Emma Viskic, a serial offender in the Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards, spoke to Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, Karina Kilmore, for this week’s Murder Mondays interview. (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.) Emma was joint winner (with Dervla McTiernan) of the 2020 Davitt Award (Readers’ Choice) for Darkness for

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Meg Mundell: novelist, journalist, and research fellow

Meg Mundell, who won winning the Davitt (Best Adult Crime Novel) in the recent awards, was this week’s guest for Murder Mondays interview with Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, Karina Kilmore. (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)         Like Karina, Meg hails from New Zealand and has

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J. P. Powell, writer, archaeologist and historian

Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, Karina Kilmore, dug deep for this week’s Murder Mondays interview with J. P. Powell.  (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)                     J. P. (otherwise known as Judy) lives in the Sunshine Coast hinterland and had a

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A new chapter in Sisters in Crime: Kristin Murdock reports on the SA Launch

The long-awaited launch of Sisters in Crime South Australian Chapter  on Saturday 19 September was murderously good. Held at the Caledonian Hotel in North Adelaide, thoughts of COVID-19 delays were a distant memory as dozens of keen crime writers gathered to celebrate the first meeting of the SA chapter. Dr Samantha Battams (left), the SA

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Kerry Greenwood: award-winning author, barrister, baker

Sisters in Crime is totally delighted that Kerry Greenwood is the guest of honour for this week’s Murder Mondays interview with national co-convenor, Karina Kilmore. Kerry was a founding member of Sisters in Crime and took part in the debate which launched our organisation in 1991. Kerry has won four Davitt Awards and she is

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Petronella McGovern: writer, marketing and communications expert

Sydney-based writer Petronella McGovern is this week’s guest of honour in the Murder Mondays interview conducted by Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, Karina Kilmore.  (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)           Petronella is fascinated by people – what makes us tick, how we view the world,

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Heather Rose: award-winning writer, public speaker & writing mentor

Sisters in Crime Australia is delighted that Tasmanian award-winning writer Heather Rose, was available to speak to national co-convenor, Karina Kilmore, for this week’s Murder Mondays interview.  (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)       Heather is also a public speaker, writing mentor and a teacher of creativity and

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Fabulous supporting females

Like many of us, Sydney author, Natalie Conyer,  has been watching a lot of TV crime during the pandemic and it has prompted her to reflect on the wonderful women appearing in supporting roles. _________________________________________________________________ When it comes to women in TV crime, we’re spoilt for choice. From Vera to Veronica Mars, female leads shine.

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Dive deep into watery graves

Authors Megan Goldin and Shona Husk talk with Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, about the watery graves which feature in their novels and why it can be so hard to prove a murder has occurred if it has, and how it can be even harder to solve. (Click on the image below to view.)

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