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Dead Man Walking

Author: Kate McClymont (with Vanda Carson) Publisher/Year: Vintage Books Australia (Penguin Random House)/ 2019 Publisher description Employing her insider status and trademark wit, pace and intelligence, Kate McClymont unravels the complex business relationships between Michael McGurk and Ron Medich. Rumour has it that Sydney is full of corruption and crime, but no one expected to

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Flooded Florence: Q&A with Kirsten McKenzie

Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, spoke to New Zealand author, Kirsten McKenzie, about her crime novel set during a 1966 flood in Florence, The Forger and the Thief (Squabbling Sparrows Press).   What an intriguing book, Kirsten. A dramatic moment in modern history, crimes small and large, and an unusual narrative structure. Will you tell

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The Satapur Moonstone

Author: Sujata Massey Publisher/Year: Allen & Unwin/2019 Publisher description The delightfully clever Perveen Mistry, Bombay’s first female lawyer, returns in an adventure of treacherous intrigues and suspicious deaths. India, 1922: It is rainy season in the lush, remote Sahyadri Mountains southeast of Bombay, where the kingdom of Satapur is tucked away. A curse has fallen

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The Lost Girls

Author: Jennifer Spence Publisher/Year: Simon & Schuster/2019 Publisher description A haunting tale of love and loss that will make you think twice What would you do if you had the chance to change a pivotal moment from your past? How far would you go to save someone you loved? These are just two of the fateful

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Lili Wilkinson: award-winning YA writer, manuscript assessor and chicken lover

With an incredible sixteen books under her belt, including eleven YA books, Melbourne author, Lili Wilkinson knows a hell of a lot about the craft of crime writing and she revealed all (well almost) to Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, Karina Kilmore for this week’s Murder Mondays interview.  (Click on the image below to go

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Reasonable Doubt

Author: Xanthé Mallett Publisher/Year: Macmillan/2020 Publisher description We all put our faith in the criminal justice system. We trust the professionals: the police, the lawyers, the judges, the expert witnesses. But what happens when the process lets us down and the wrong person ends up in jail? Henry Keogh spent almost twenty years locked away

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Davitt Awards shortlist for best crime & mystery books announced

Twenty-four books crime and mystery books by Australian women are battling it out for Sisters in Crime’s 20th Davitt Awards – seven adult novels, three Young Adult (YA) novels, five children’s novels and nine non-fiction books. Nine books from all categories are competing for the debut award. Judges’ wrangler, Moraig Kisler, said that the judges

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Now on YouTube – Sisters in Crime@Law Week: The ABC of DNA

Sisters in Crime’s 14th Law Week event is now online (click on image below). Forensic specialists Anna Davey and Dadna Hartman together with true crime author Julie Szego  talked to award-winning  journalist and true crime author Liz Porter about how DNA profiling has revolutionised criminal investigations since the 1980s. The panel also canvassed the limitations of DNA profiling, the impact of DNA

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ZOOM, ZOOM! Watch “Flawed Heroes” online

        Thanks to the miracles of modern technology, you can now watch Sisters in Crime’s panel discussion, Flawed Heroes, originally scheduled as a live event for Friday 3 April in Melbourne, on Sisters in Crime’s brand-new YouTube channel. For 45 minutes, authors Emma Viskic, Karina Kilmore and Natalie Conyer talked to Jacqui

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Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA

Author:  Amaryllis Fox Publisher/Year: Ebury Press/2019 Publisher Overview Amaryllis Fox was recruited by the CIA at the age of 21 in the aftermath of 9/11. After an intense training period – where she learns how to master a Glock, get out of flexicuffs while in the trunk of a car, withstand torture, and commit suicide

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