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September 2018

Dames versus Dicks Great Crime Writing Debate: Who does it better?

September 30 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Big Mouth, cnr Acland and Barkly Streets
St Kilda, Victoria 3182 Australia
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$20
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St Kilda Writers Week, 30 September – 7 October On trial is the wit of some of Australia’s finest crime writers. The Dames and The Dicks argue each other’s case for Who does it better?, the question that lies at the criminal heart of the battle of the sexes. The Prosecutor: Lindy Cameron The Dames: Vikki Petraitis (lead detective), Narrelle M Harris and Angela Savage The Dicks: Robert Gott (lead detective), Andrew Nette and Hugh McGinlay   Lindy Cameron wears many…

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October 2018

Killer Reads: Why crime fiction knocks the socks off capital ‘L’ Literature

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ember Lounge, 88 Acland Street
St Kilda, Victoria 3182 Australia
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$20
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St Kilda Writers Week 30 September – 7 October stkildawritersweek.com Jacqui Horwood interrogates crime writers Sarah Bailey, Katherine Kovacic and Emma Viskic about the popular appeal of crime fiction.   Sarah Bailey took up a life in crime (writing) after 15 years in the advertising industry. She now has two crime thrillers featuring Detective Gemma Woodstock under her belt: The Dark Lake (which in 2018 won the Sisters in Crime Davitt Award for Best Debut Book and the ACWA Ned Kelly…

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How to get away with murder

October 4 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Ember Lounge, 88 Acland Street
St Kilda, Victoria 3182 Australia
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$20
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St Kilda Writers Week 30 September – 7 October stkildawritersweek.com Writers Liz Porter and Maggie Baron take a humorous stab at forensics and crime literature to reveal what works – and what doesn’t – when it comes to making a killing. As an expert on the forensic mistakes that help put criminals behind bars, Liz says: ‘If you’re going to stab someone in a frenzy, make sure you’re wearing thick rubber gloves. And if you’re considering arriving at a robbery…

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True Crime: Digging out the truth

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Raglan St
South Melbourne, Vic 3205 Australia
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$12 - $22
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Authors Rachael Brown, Kate Wild and Maryrose Cuskelly talk to Vikki Petraitis about how persistence and perspicacity pay off when it comes to investigating crime.   Last year, journalist Rachael Brown made headlines with her cold-case investigation into the murder of single mother Maria James at her Thornbury bookshop in 1980. Using this material, she created the ABC’s first true-crime podcast, Trace, which has since been published in book format by Scribe Publications. In her exhaustive and exhausting 16-month investigation,…

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