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July 2017

Book Bites with Lesley Truffle@Croydon Library

July 13 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Croydon Library, Civic Square
Croydon, Victoria 3136 Australia
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$12.50

London-born Australian Lesley Truffle has traveled extensively and worked in London and Japan. At present she’s living in a garret in Melbourne. She’s worked as a secondary teacher, photographer, hotel maid, fringe actor and in art galleries, bars, nightclubs and other jobs too ghastly to mention. While exhibiting her art photography in Melbourne galleries Lesley realized she wanted to create imaginary stories and interior monologues and returned to writing. Lesley is devoted to Method Writing. During the research process for…

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Write that Crime novel – Newcastle Retreat 21-23 July

July 21 @ 8:00 am - July 23 @ 5:00 pm
Newcastle Club

Writing a crime novel? Spend a weekend immersed in crime writing with bestselling Australian authors  (and Sisters in Crime members) Wendy James and Jaye Ford. Both Jaye and Wendy are the authors of six novels and have more than thirty years of fiction writing experience between them – and they are sharing their knowledge of the crime genre in a weekend of workshops and discussions. The WRITE THAT CRIME NOVEL Weekend Retreat includes all meals and accommodation, with a focus…

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Book Launch – Found by Melissa Pouliot

July 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Muse East Hotel, 69 Canberra Avenue
Kingston, ACT 2603 Australia
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“THE CASE IS COLD. ALL HOPE IS LOST. SUDDENLY, THE FUTURE COLLIDES WITH THE PAST.” Join us as the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre launches the latest novel by bestselling Australian crime writer Melissa Pouliot, Found. Inspired by the real life disappearance of the author’s cousin Ursula Barwick 30 years ago, Foundpicks up the story of teenage runaway Annabelle Brown, who we first meet in Pouliot’s international #1 bestseller Write About Me. In 1988, Annabelle vanishes in the rugged Blue Mountains west of Sydney, in…

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August 2017

Beers, burgers, books & blues@Merimbula

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dulcie’s Cottage, 60 Main Street
Merimbula, NSW 2548 Australia
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$50

Launch of the latest novel by bestselling Australian crime writer Melissa Pouliot, Found, plus much much more.   Inspired by the real life disappearance of the author’s cousin Ursula Barwick 30 years ago, Found picks up the story of teenage runaway Annabelle Brown, who we first meet in Pouliot’s international #1 bestseller Write About Me. In 1988, Annabelle vanishes in the rugged Blue Mountains west of Sydney, in a shroud of mystery and intrigue. Twenty-seven years later, with no body, no clues and no leads, the case…

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Open invitation: Book launch: Crossing the Lines by Sulari Gentill

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Readings Hawthorn, 701 Glenferrie Rd
Hawtthorn, VIC 3122 Australia
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Free

All welcome to the launch: Thursday 3 August,  6:00pm at Readings Hawthorn — 701 Glenferrie Rd. 'Brother-in-law" Robert Gott is doing the honours. Sulari Gentill is renowned for her critically acclaimed Rowland Sinclair Mysteries. Her new novel, Crossing the Lines, has been described by crime writer Jeffrey Deaver as a ‘tour de force’. This deeply intimate portrayal of two people trying to hold onto each other beyond reality forces us to question the nature of fiction itself. Free, no booking required. Click here…

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Invitation to launch of Too Easy by J. M. Green

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bella Union Bar, Trades Hall , 54 Victoria Street
Carlton, Victoria 3052 Australia
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Free

Scribe Publications takes great pleasure in inviting members and supporters of Sisters in Crime Australia to the launch of Too Easy, the second Stella Hardy novel by Sisters in Crime member,  J. M. Green. by Peter Doyle, two-time Ned Kelly winning author of Get Rich Quick and Amaze Your Friends Click here to read J. M. Green's blog. Some endorsements for J. M. Green: ‘Stella Hardy is wonderful — all over the place, like a broken compass, and yet she…

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Open invitation: Launch of No Limits by Ellie Marney

August 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dymocks, Lower Ground, 234 Collins Street
Melbourne , Victoria 3000 Australia
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Free

All welcome to the launch of Ellie Marney's No Limits - New #LoveOzYA romantic crime from the author of the award-winning Every series… 6.30pm Friday 18 August, Dymocks, Lower Ground, 234 Collins Street, Melbourne  Boozer, brawler, ladies’ man – nineteen-year-old Harris Derwent is not a good guy. Injured and unemployed, he’s about to find out what he’s really made of when he agrees to narc within a rural drug cartel… Eighteen-year-old Amita Blunt is the perfect police sergeant’s daughter – practical,…

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Open invitation – Launch of Emma Viskic’s And Fire Came Down 

August 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Beer Deluxe,, Federation Square
Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Free

You are all invited to the launch of Emma Viskic’s And Fire Came Down – a novel about a deaf private investigator dealing with a murder mystery, loss, racial tensions and secrets. Launched by Toni Jordan. Emma Viskic is an award-winning Australian crime writer. Her critically acclaimed debut novel Resurrection Bay won the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for best first fiction, as well as an unprecedented three Davitt Awards: best adult novel, best debut, and readers’ choice. Resurrection Bay was iBooks Australia’s crime novel of 2015.…

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September 2017

Writers under the Influence: Cath Ferla & Tania Chandler

September 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Buck Mulligan’s, Buck Mulligan's
Northcote, Vic 3070 Australia
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Free

Buck Mulligan's Bar & Bookshop: Great double bill with the darkly brilliant Cath Ferla and Tania Chandler. Wednesday 6th September - 7:30pm sharp Cath is cross-platform writer with a background in journalism, educational publishing, television screenwriting and script editing. Her debut crime novel, Ghost Girls has been shortlisted for the 2017 Davitt Awards in the categories of best debut and best fiction. UPDATE: Ghost Girls just won Best Debut Novel at the Davitt Awards. Tania is a Melbourne-based writer, published in Australia, the UK and Germany. Both her books…

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Sandi Wallace book chat at Bayswater Library

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bayswater Library, 7/13 High St
Bayswater, Vic 3153 Australia
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Free

Sandi Wallace would love to see you at Bayswater Library on Friday 15 September at 2.00pm to chat about her latest release, Dead Again, writing and books. And don’t be shy – the audience is encouraged to get involved with questions! The second instalment in the Georgie Harvey and John Franklin series, Dead Again, was released earlier this year, and B. Michael Radburn, author of The Falls said: “Sandi Wallace has mastered rural crime,” while Jaye Ford, author of Darkest…

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