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September 2019

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

September 8, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Sydney Jewish Museum, 148 Darlinghurst Rd.,
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010 Australia
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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, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Williamstown Library, 104 Ferguson St.,
Williamstown, VIC 3016 Australia
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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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Author encounter: Sarah Thornton@Geelong Library

September 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, 51 Little Malop Street
Geelong, VIC 3220 Australia
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Everyone is welcome to hear Sarah Thornton talk about her debut crime novel, Lapse, to Sister in Crime national co-convenor, Tara Mitchell. In Lapse, high-flying city lawyer Clementine Jones ends up living like a hermit in small-town Katinga, coaching the local footy club, after a momentary lapse brought her world crashing down. She’s supposed to be lying low, but here she is, with her team on the cusp of their first premiership in fifty years—and the whole bloody town counting on her,…

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October 2019

Open Invitation: Launch of Dorothy Johnston’s, Gerard Hardy’s Misfortune

October 26, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Uniting Church – The Bay Room, 85 Hesse Street
Queenscliff, Vic 3225 Australia
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Everyone is invited to join author (and long-time Sisters in Crime member) Dorothy Johnston for the launch of the third in her sea-change mystery series, Gerard Hardy’s Misfortune, to The Bookshop at Queenscliff. Janey Runci, Vice President of the Henry Handel Richardson Society, will do the honours. In Gerard Hardy’s Misfortune, local senior constable, Chris Blackie, is the first responder to a bizarre murder in the basement of the historic Royal hotel which once served as both the town morgue…

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Open invitation: Tara Moss to launch the Monash University Crime Fiction Project

October 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monash University, Learning and Teaching Building, 19 Ancora Imparo Way
Clayton, Vic 3800 Australia
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Everyone is welcome at the launch of  the Monash University Crime Fiction Project by  bestselling author, Tara Moss. Tara will be in conversation with Dr Barbara Pezzotti reading from and discussing her latest novel Dead Man Switch (in bookshops on 21 October) which features World War II Sydney PI Billie Walker. Monash University, Clayton Campus, Learning and Teaching Building, 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Seminar Room 121 Tuesday, 29 October, 4.00-6.00 pm The event will be introduced by Dr Stewart King. The conversation will…

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November 2019

Open invitation: S J Morgan’s, Hide (Adelaide)

November 3, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mitcham Library, 54 Belair Rd
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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Please come and help us celebrate the release of Adelaide Sister in Crime S J Morgan's brand new crime/thriller, Hide (MidnightSun Publishing).  It’s 1983 in Thatcher’s Britain. Alec Johnston has left his comfortable family home in Cardiff and taken a flat with bikers Minto, Stobes and Black. There he meets Sindy, Minto’s strange and vulnerable young girlfriend. When she starts to view Alec as a possible saviour from her abusive relationship, it earns Alec a big target on his back.…

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Open Invitation to the launch of Present Tense@Gleebooks, Sydney

November 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road
Glebe, NSW 2037 Australia
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Present Tense (Clan Destine Press) by Natalie Conyer, a riveting hard-boiled police procedural set in modern South Africa, is being launched by Matt McGuire, Associate Professor at Western Sydney University, Sunday 10 November, 3.30 for 4pm,  Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe. Present Tense takes us to Cape Town, to the thrilling, dangerous, new South Africa. Veteran cop Schalk Lourens wants a quiet life. Like the rest of the country, he’s trying to put the past behind him. But the past has a…

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True Crime Sunday with Vikki Petraitis

November 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Elsternwick Park Sports Club, 70 Glenhuntly Road,
Elsternwick, Vic 3185 Australia
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$18 – $22

What better way to an arvo: True Crime Sunday 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 will talk about two of them: The Frankston Murders and The Phillip Island Murder.           After 25 years of looking into the heart of darkness, Vikki knows how important it is…

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Open Invitation: Emma Viskic Book launch: Darkness for Light

November 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Readings St Kilda, 112 Acland Street
St Kilda, Victoria Australia
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Join in the launch of  the Emma Viskic's third instalment of her critically acclaimed Caleb Zelic series, Darkness for Light by Sisters in Crime National Co-convenor, Tara Mitchell. After a lifetime of bad decisions troubled PI Zelic is finally making good ones. But he can’t escape his past. 6.30pm Tuesday 26 November - Readings St Kilda, 112 Acland Street. Free, no booking required.

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December 2019

Open invitation – Author encounter with J. M. Green re Shoot Through (Geelong)

December 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Corio Library, Cox Road (cnr Moa Street)
Norlane, Vic 3214 Australia
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J.M. Green will be 'in conversation' with Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, Tara Mitchell, about Shoot Through, the third book in her Stella Hardy trilogy. Thursday, 5 December, 6:30pm to 7:30pm - Corio Library, Cox Road (cnr Moa Street), Norlane, VIC 3214 Free but please book: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/jm-green-shoot-through-corio-library-tickets-80599787133 J.M. Green is a crime writer based in Melbourne’s western suburbs. Her debut novel, Good Money, the first hardboiled-crime novel featuring Stella Hardy, was shortlisted for a 2016 Ned Kelly Award, the Sisters in Crime's Davitt Award…

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