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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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Singapore Sapphire (A Harriet Gordon Mystery)

Author: A.M. Stuart Publisher/Year: Berkley Prime Crime/2019 Publisher Overview Early twentieth-century Singapore is a place where a person can disappear, and Harriet Gordon hopes to make a new life for herself there, leaving her tragic memories behind her–but murder gets in the way. Singapore, 1910–Desperate for a fresh start, Harriet Gordon finds herself living with

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The Janes

Author: Louisa Luna Publisher/Year: Text Publishing/2020 Publisher Overview ‘Men pretty much have a triangle. Sex, drugs, money,’ she said, drawing a triangle in the air with her finger. ‘Every man who commits a criminal act does it in service to one or more of those three things…Most men, actually, do everything because of them.’ On

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The Godmother

Author: Hannelore Cayre Publisher/Year: Black Inc./2019 Publisher Overview Meet Patience Portefeux, fifty-three, an underpaid French-Arabic translator who specialises in police phone taps. Widowed after the sudden death of her husband, Patience is wedged between the costs of raising her daughters and the nursing home fees for her ageing mother. She’s laboured for twenty-five years to

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Where the Dead Go

Author: Sarah Bailey Publisher/Year: Allen & Unwin/2019 Publisher Overview A fifteen-year-old girl has gone missing after a party in the middle of the night. The following morning her boyfriend is found brutally murdered in his home. Was the girl responsible for the murder, or is she also a victim of the killer? But who would

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