Sisters In Crime News

Nadine Garner to present the 27th Scarlet Stiletto Awards

Nadine Garner, star of City Homicide, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, and, most recently, The Forgotten Mysteries podcasts, will present Sisters in Crime’s 27th Scarlet Stiletto Awards in collaboration with crime author and performer, Jane Clifton. This year, a record 241 short stories written by Australian women compete for a record $10,460 in prize money in

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Twisted tales about twisted sisters – now online

It must be something in the zeitgeist. Three new novels– Rose Carlyle’s The Girl in the Mirror (Allen & Unwin), Sally Hepworth’s The Good Sister (Pan Macmillan) and Sonya Bates’  The Inheritance of Secrets (HarperCollins) – all explore sisters; sisters who are variously sinister, secretive or strange, especially when they happen to be twins, as is

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Jenny Blackford: crime writer, poet and short story writer

Jenny Blackford, the winner of the 2020 Davitt (Best Children’s Crime Novel), was put through her paces for this week’s Murder Mondays interview by Sisters in Crime’s national co-convenor, Karina Kilmore. (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.) https://youtu.be/kkYmP7y0_D8           Jenny, who hails from Newcastle, is a

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27 stories shortlisted for Sisters in Crime’s 27th Scarlet Stiletto Awards

Sisters in Crime Australia is proud to announce that 27 stories by 25 authors have been shortlisted for its 27th Scarlet Stiletto Awards for best short stories. This year a record 241 stories short stories written by Australian women compete for a record $10,460 in prize money. The shortlisted authors (in alphabetical order) are: Hayley

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Susan Hurley: author, epidemiologist, health economist, statistician & researcher

Sisters in Crime is delighted that Susan Hurley , the Davitt (Best Debut Crime Book) 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.)           Susan doesn’t have a traditional background for a novelist.

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Crime and Cocktails – Sisters in Crime’s Port Phillip Seniors’ Festival event –  now online

Nearly eighty people signed up to watch Crime and Cocktails, Sisters in Crime’s Port Phillip Seniors’ Festival event, on Friday night, 16 October. For a change, the event was live but the talents of compere, Tara Mitchell, NSW author Ber Carroll and our behind-the-scenes Zoom Queen, Kelly Gardiner, ensured it went off pretty smoothly. It

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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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