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January 2020

CLEARWAY: CREATE THE SPACE the annual writers competition and performances

January 23 @ 8:00 am - February 2 @ 5:00 pm
$15

Have you got a short story in the first person to tell? Join the adventure in 2020 as Voices of Women presents CLEARWAY: CREATE THE SPACE the annual writers competition and performances. Hear your own short stories performed live by amazingly powerful women actors in rehearsed readings beginning in Sydney and travelling to regional NSW! All welcome. All details online at voiceswomen.com. Submissions CLOSE 2 February 2020.

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February 2020

Open invitation: Launch of Riptides by Kirsten Alexander@Avenue Bookstore Elsternwick (Melbourne)

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Avenue Bookstore Elsternwick, 434 Glen Huntly Rd.,
Elsternwick, VIC 3185 Australia
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Free

Everyone is invited to come to the launch of Kirsten Alexander's latest historical thriller, Riptides (Bantam Australia, February 2020), set in suburban Brisbane in the 1970s. Thursday 6 February, 6pm for 6.30pm start: Avenue Bookstore Elsternwick 434 Glen Huntly Rd., Elsternwick. Writer Toni Jordan, who also grew up in Brisbane, will do the honours. Kirsten has worked as a non-fiction book editor, copywriter and occasional article writer. She has worked as a reviewer for ABC Radio National’s The Book Show, a magazine section editor, and…

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March 2020

Dervla McTiernan in conversation with Karina Kilmore@Readings Hawthorn

March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Readings Hawthorn, 701 Glenferrie Rd
Hawtthorn, VIC 3122 Australia
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Readings Hawthorn is delighted to have bestselling and much-acclaimed crime writer Dervla McTiernan over from Perth to talk about her third Cormac Riley novel, The Good Turn. With police corruption, an investigation that ends in tragedy and the mystery of a little girl’s silence – three seemingly unconnected events that will prove to be linked by one small town – The Good Turn is as impossible to resist as The Rúin and The Scholar before it. McTiernan won Sisters in Crime's 2019 Davitt Award (Best Adult…

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Wendy Lewis in conversation@Better Read Than Dead (Newtown, Sydney)

March 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St.,
Newtown, NSW 2042 Australia
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Who is Richard Hauptmann? Why should he forgive us? And can a true crime writer write short stories? Find out at this free event for book lovers looking for something a little out-of-left-field. Wendy Lewis discusses her new short story collection Please Forgive Us, Richard Hauptmann with Ashley Kalagian Blunt! Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 6:30 pm – 8pm - Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St., Newtown, Sydney Free but please book: https://www.betterreadevents.com/events/wendy-lewis-please-forgive-us-richard-hauptmann?fbclid=IwAR1JxGyLySCrtCzIkyIzyc5C29wx8_GUxnWkrJXa6MjYgnT7r2QmhyhyNhw  

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Karina Kilmore in conversation@Better Read Than Dead (Sydney)

March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St.,
Newtown, NSW 2042 Australia
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When both Jane Harper and Christian White call a book compelling, that’s a good reason to pick it up. In Where the truth lies, investigative journalist with a troubled past, Chrissie O’Brien, becomes obsessed with finding out the truth about the apparently accidental death of a female dockworker she thinks was murder. This puts her in mortal danger but she won’t give up trying to discover the truth. Experienced Melbourne journalist (and Sisters in Crime convenor) Karina Kilmore will be…

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POSTPONED: Karina Kilmore in conversation@Readings St Kilda (Vic)

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Readings St Kilda, 112 Acland Street
St Kilda, Victoria Australia
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Karina Kilmore, debut author and Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, will be interrogated by high profile true-crime writer Andrew Rule about her new thriller Where the Truth Lies. Join us for a gripping evening of all things crime. Where the Truth Lies, was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript and has been praised by Jane Harper and Christian White as compelling and gripping. The book introduces us to  investigative journalist Chrissie O’Brian as the death of…

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POSTPONED TIL AUGUST: Natalie Conyer talks to the Jessie Street National Women’s Library, Sydney

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Jessie Street National Women’s Library, Customs House Library, 31 Alfred Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$16 – $22

When South Africa moved from Apartheid to majority rule, locally produced crime fiction became extremely popular. Why was this? What does crime fiction have to say about the new South Africa, and how does it deal with real-life crime there? Sydney Sister in Crime Natalie Conyer will talk about why she chose to write about South Africa and the challenges she faced in doing so. Present Tense (Clan Destine Press) is her first novel. Thursday 26 March, 12 - 1.30pm:…

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April 2020

POSTPONED: Deadly Worlds

April 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Readings, 112 Acland Street
St Kilda, Victoria Australia
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L.A. Larkin & Natalie Conyer Double Book Launch at Readings St Kilda Sisters in Crime Australia, Clan Destine Press, and Readings announce a double-book event featuring two awesome crime/thriller writers - and their brand new books. Prey by L.A. Larkin and Present Tense by Natalie Conyer are both set in South Africa, and will take you to places you didn’t even know existed. Come join us (virus permitting) Readings St Kilda: 112 Acland St, St Kilda Thursday April 2nd at…

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Book launch: The Long Shadow by Anne Buist

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Book launch: The Long Shadow We are raising our (socially isolated) champagne glasses to celebrate the release of Anne Buist’s latest killer novel, The Long Shadow. This engrossing book introduces readers to psychologist Isabel Harris as she tries to unravel the mystery behind a baby’s death 25 years previously. (Anne is an active member of Sisters in Crime. Check out her previous series featuring the forensic psychiatrist Natalie King HERE.) This is an online event and free to attend. Please…

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May 2020

Postponed: Natalie Conyer in conversation with Catherine du Peloux Menagé@Mosman Library (Sydney)

May 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Mosman Library, Library Walk, 604 Military Road
Mosman, NSW 2088 Australia
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Sydney Sister in Crime, Natalie Conyer, will be in conversation with Catherine du Peloux Menagé, the secretary of the new NSW Chapter, about her debut thriller,  Present Tense (Clan Destine Press): 10.30 am-11.30 am, Friday 8 May -  Mosman Library, Barry O’Keefe Library, Library Walk, 604 Military Road, Mosman Present Tense is a riveting hard-boiled police procedural set in modern South Africa. Veteran cop Schalk Lourens is trying to put the past behind him. But when his old boss, retired police…

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