Sisters In Crime News

Vox pops from SheKilda3, Sisters in Crime’s 25th anniversary convention

Hear what participants at SheKilda3, Sisters in Crime’s 25th anniversary convention, held on 19 November 2016 had to say about Sisters in Crime, the convention and much much more. Late President Vivienne Colmer is first off the rank and she’s joined by former convenors Phyllis King and Kelly Marshall plus authors Melanie Myer, Fin J Ross and Bronwyn

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Plunging into treacherous waters

Authors Candice Fox , Tania Chandler  and Fiona Capp  joined Jacqui Horwood in Melbourne on 31 March to discuss their new books – all with water as the scene of the crime. (Featured photo (l-r) Jacqui Horwood, Fiona Capp, Tania Chandler and Candice Fox.) The authors just didn’t dip their toes – they plunged in!!

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Celebrating the life of Vivienne Colmer, Sisters in Crime’s late president

Over a hundred people from all over Australia came together on Saturday 8 April at Melbourne’s  St Kilda Bowling Club to celebrate the life of Vivienne Colmer. Vivienne, who was Sisters in Crime’s first Life Member,  became its second President in October. She sadly died of cancer in January. Vivienne, who was born in Khartoum

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Entries for the Davitts – Women’s Crime Book Awards – Close Friday 28 April

Publishers have until Friday 28 April to enter Sisters in Crime Australia’s 17th Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books by Australian women. Six Davitt Awards will be presented at a gala dinner in Melbourne in late August: Best Adult Novel; Best Young Adult Novel; Best Children’s Novel; Best Non-fiction Book; Best Debut

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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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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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