Sisters In Crime News

Deadly Debuts with Janice Simpson and Aoife Clifford

Newly-minted crime authors Janice Simpson and Aoife Clifford enthralled (and amused) a large audience talking about their books, Murder at Mt Martha (Hybrid press) and All These Perfect Strangers (Simon & Schuster) to Sisters in Crime in Melbourne on 29 April. Under the gentle interrogation of Sisters in Crime national convenor, Maggie Baron, they revealed

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By the Book: The WA Chapter of Sisters in Crime

Convenor Val Marsden provided this recent update on Sisters in Crime WA. Our chapter is a reading group that began not long after Sisters in Crime Australia was established in Melbourne. We first met in Perth in 1993 and have been meeting regularly, on the last Friday of every month, ever since. We meet in

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Launch of Janice Simpson’s Murder in Mt Martha by Leigh Redhead

An enthusiastic crowd turned up at Readings Carlton on 6 April to usher Janice Simpson’s debut novel, Murder in Mt Martha, into the world. Steeped in Melbourne’s past and historically accurate, Murder in Mt Martha is inspired by a real-life unsolved murder. Janice Simpson is a Melbourne based writer with a background in university teaching

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Sulari shortlisted

For the second consecutive year, Sisters in Crime member, Sulari Gentill, has made the Australian Book Industry Awards shortlist for the Small Publishers’ Adult Book of the Year, this time with Give the Devil His Due. Her publisher, Pantera Press, is understandably excited. “Given that this particular award is associated with non-fiction titles, it is

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Red Shoes by Angela Savage (2013)

Red shoes according to the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale were the ultimate vanity and cursed the wearer. In the Tom Waits’ song, Red Shoes by the Drugstore, Little Caesar gets caught stealing a diamond ring for his baby all because “he loved the way she looked in those red shoes”. Red shoes, it seems, bring

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Entries For The Davitts Women’s Crime Book Awards Close Friday April 29

Publishers have until Friday April 29 to enter Sisters in Crime Australia’s 16th 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 August : Best Adult Novel; Best Young Adult Novel; Best Children’s Novel; Best Non-fiction Book; Best Debut

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Launched: Invisible Women: Powerful and Disturbing Stories of Murdered Sex Workers

Sisters in Crime’s first event in Melbourne for 2016 – An Event launch with Kylie Fox and Ruth Wykes for their book, Invisible Women: Powerful and Disturbing Stories of Murdered Sex Workers (Echo Publishing) – sold out in a day. A capacity crowd – including a group of local street sex workers – packed out

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T. J. Hamilton, cop-turned-crime writer, takes out Sisters in Crime’s 22nd Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Awards

T.J. Hamilton, a cop-turned-crime writer from regional Queensland, has won the Every Cloud Productions First Prize ($1500) in Sisters in Crime Australia’s 22nd Scarlet Stiletto Awards for her short story “Hard Knox” about a woman who has apparently jumped from a high-rise housing commission block in Redfern. Hamilton also won the coveted stiletto trophy, a scarlet

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The ‘shot list’ for Sisters in Crime’s 22nd Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Awards

A record 27 stories have made it to the ‘shotlist’ for Sisters in Crime’s 22nd Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Awards. Danielle Cormack, star of Wentworth will present the awards at a gala dinneron Saturday 28 November at Melbourne’s Thornbury Theatre. The ‘shotlisted’ authors come from all over Australia and compete for a record $9,350 in

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A record year for Sisters in Crime Australia: AGM Report

Sisters in Crime Australia held its Annual General Meeting on Friday 23 October after a well-attended event at South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel – First Time Offenders where debut authors (and members) Tania Chandler, Emma Viskic and J M Green where interrogated by national co-convenor, Janice Simpson (pictured below). Elected unopposed as national convenors were Maggie

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