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July 2019

Brisbane – Ashley Kalagian Blunt in conversation re My Name is Revenge

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Avid Reader, 193 Boundary Street
West End, Qld 4101 Australia
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$10

Hear Sydney Sister in Crime Ashley Kalagian Blunt in conversation with Ashley Hay re My Name is Revenge, her literary thriller novella set in 1980s’ Sydney and drawn from true events, including a series of international terrorist attacks. Wednesday, July 24, 6-8pm Ticket $10.00, Book (My Name Is Revenge) $24.99 Tickets available until 24 July 2019 6:00 PM Avid Reader, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane https://avidreader.com.au/events/ashley-kalagian-blunt-my-name-is-revenge

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August 2019

Katherine Kovacic & Rob McDonald Brunswick Bound

August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brunwsick Bound, 361 Sydney Rd,
Brunswick, Vic 3056 Australia
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$5

Join Sister in Crime Katherine Kovacic in conversation with Brother in Law RWR McDonald at Brunswick Bound bookstore on Tuesday August 13, 7-8pm. There's a lot of love between these two writing buddies, so this is sure to be a fun night! Katherine Kovacic (Painting In the Shadows) and Rob McDonald (The Nancys) will be in discussion about their books, their writing journey and more. We love it when good friends (with dastardly imaginations) get together to talk books, and this promises to be a criminally…

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Open invitation to Melbourne book launch: The Collaborator by Diane Armstrong

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Melbourne Jewish Holocaust Centre, 13 – 15 Selwyn St.,
Elsternwick, Vic 3185 Australia
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$10

Sydney-based Sisters in Crime, Diane Armstrong, is a child Holocaust survivor who was born in Poland in 1939 and arrived in Australia in 1948. An award-winning journalist and bestselling author, she has written six books. Her family memoir Mosaic: A Chronicle of Five Generations was short-listed for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction as well as for the National Biography Award. In 2000, The Voyage of Their Lifewas shortlisted in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Her first novel Winter Journey was shortlisted for…

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Open invitation: author event with A M Stuart

August 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Jeffrey’s Books, 140 Glenferrie Rd.,
Malvern, Vic 3144 Australia
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Free

A.M. Stuart will be talking about her new book, Singapore Sapphire: A Harriet Gordon Mystery, Wednesday 28 August, 6.30 pm at Jeffrey’s Books, 140 Glenferrie Rd., Malvern. Harriet Gordon stumbles into a murderous web of stolen gems and cutthroat thieves as she runs from her tragic past in an enthralling new historical mystery series set in early twentieth century Singapore. Singapore, 1910:Desperate for a fresh start, Harriet Gordon finds herself living with her brother, a reverend and headmaster of a…

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Open Invitation: Ashley Kalagian Blunt in conversation re My Name is Revenge

August 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Readings Hawthorn, 701 Glenferrie Rd
Hawtthorn, VIC 3122 Australia
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Free

Hear Toni Jordan and Ashley Kalagian Blunt in conversation about Kalagian Blunt’s new book, My Name is Revenge, a collection of fiction and essays related to the Armenian genocide and its connections to Australia. These include the 1980 assassination of a Turkish consul-general in Sydney, a crime that remains unsolved to this day, and an attempted bombing in Melbourne in 1986. Wednesday 28 August, 6:30pm, Readings Hawthorn, 701 Glenferrie Rd. Free, but please book here.  

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Alison Knight: Author talk, Mentone Public Library, Melbourne

August 31 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Mentone Public Library, 36 Florence Street
Mentone (rear), Vic 3194 Australia
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Born in Manchester, Alison Knight was educated at both Birmingham University (undergraduate degree in English) and Manchester University (postgraduate degree on Henry James).Since 1983, she has been based in Melbourne, immersing herself in the Peridot Theatre from 2007 and from 2016 at the Melbourne Writers’ After working as an English teacher, she moved into active involvement with community theatre. Alison continues to serve as researcher, writer and performer  for the highly regarded, Australian historical aviation and educational community theatre company Legends of the Skies Theatre…

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September 2019

CANCELLED: True Crime Sunday with Vikki Petraitis

September 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Elsternwick Park Sports Club, 70 Glenhuntly Road,
Elsternwick, Vic 3185 Australia
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$18 – $22

True Crime Sunday What better way to spend Fathers Day: September 1 than with Vikki Petraitis talking about her life of true crime writing True Crime writer Vikki Petraitis will take you down the mean streets in an afternoon presentation of real Australian crime. The best-selling author of 14 books including The Phillip Island Murder and The Frankston Murders, will talk about her life in crime writing. After 25 years of looking into the heart of darkness, Vikki knows how…

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Enjoy a sundowner with Queen of Crime Val McDermid

September 5 @ 6:30 pm
Tompkins on Swan Function Centre, Dunkley Avenue
Alfred Cove, Perth, WA 6145 Australia
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$22

Val will be in conversation with acclaimed West Australian author Dervla McTiernan, followed by Q&A from the audience, book sales and book signing. VENUE Tompkins on Swan Function Centre Dunkley Avenue, Alfred Cove, Perth 6154 DATE & TIME On Thursday 5 September 2019 at 6:30pm COST $22 per person  - price includes author in conversation, followed by Q&A from the audience, welcome drink and cheese platter served after the event during the book sales and signing. Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/book/sessions?eid=527569 CONTACT DETAILS…

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Open invitation to Sydney book launch: The Collaborator by Diane Armstrong

September 8 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Sydney Jewish Museum, 148 Darlinghurst Rd.,
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010 Australia
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Free

Sydney-based Sisters in Crime, Diane Armstrong, is a child Holocaust survivor who was born in Poland in 1939 and arrived in Australia in 1948. An award-winning journalist and bestselling author, she has written six books. Her family memoir Mosaic: A Chronicle of Five Generations was short-listed for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction as well as for the National Biography Award. In 2000, The Voyage of Their Life was shortlisted in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Her first novel Winter Journey was shortlisted for the…

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Open invitation: A.M. Stuart on Singapore Sapphire: A Harriet Gordon Mystery

September 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Williamstown Library, 104 Ferguson St.,
Williamstown, VIC 3016 Australia
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Free

A.M. Stuart will be talking about her new book, Singapore Sapphire: A Harriet Gordon Mystery, Wednesday Wednesday 11 September, 6.30 pm, at Williamstown Library, 104 Ferguson St., Williamstown. Harriet Gordon stumbles into a murderous web of stolen gems and cutthroat thieves as she runs from her tragic past in an enthralling new historical mystery series set in early twentieth century Singapore. Singapore, 1910: Desperate for a fresh start, Harriet Gordon finds herself living with her brother, a reverend and headmaster of a…

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