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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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Free

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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Free

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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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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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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