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October 2020

Crime and cocktails: Sisters in Crime at Port Phillip Seniors Festival

October 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

B M Carroll will be talking to Tara Mitchell about her latest book, Who We Were (Allen & Unwin, 2020), a suburban noir thriller about a school reunion that goes badly wrong. Bring out your inner mixologist – bloody or virgin, cocktail or mocktail – and watch this live, online event, 6-7pm Friday 16 October. It’s been twenty years. But not all is forgiven. As the reunion nears, anonymous threats are made and a terrible event that binds the group…

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Twisted Sisters

October 30, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Three new novels – Rose Carlyle’s  The Girl in the Mirror (Allen & Unwin), Sally Hepworth’s  The Good Sister (Pan Macmillan) and Sonya Bates’  Inheritance of Secrets (HarperCollins) – all explore sisters; sisters who are variously sinister, secretive or strange, especially when they happen to be twins, as is the case with both Rose’s and Sally’s books. The authors will reveal all to Maggie Baron. Rose Carlyle is a lawyer and keen adventurer. She has crewed on scientific yachting expeditions…

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November 2020

27th Scarlet Stiletto Awards: women’s crime and mystery short story competition

November 28, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Nadine Garner, star of City Homicide, The Doctor Blake Mysteries and, most recently, The Forgotten Mysteries podcasts, will present Sisters in Crime's 27th Scarlet Stiletto Awards in collaboration with crime author and performer, Jane Clifton. This year, a record 241 short stories written by Australian women competed for $10,460 (another record) in prize money. Twenty-seven stories were shortlisted. Amazingly, two authors had two stories each on that list! Every shortlisted author will receive a framed certificate and the winner of…

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January 2021

Crime waves

January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The beach is filled with possibilities as the scene of a crime: the tide washes up and washes away clues and there is plenty of open sand for the detective to traipse along and brood. Escape routes are many – sometimes perilous – and nature’s terrible force is never far away. And then there’s the local populace – ports and seaside towns attract a cross-section of humanity including eccentrics and misfits who get up to questionable doings when thrown together…

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Sisters in Crime SA “Inheritance of Secrets and Deadly Secrets” – Meet the Authors

January 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Duke of Brunswick Hotel, 207 Gilbert St
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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$10 – $15

Sisters in Crime SA next gathering will be a networking event and an opportunity to hear from recently published authors. Sisters of Crime SA convenor Dr Samantha Battams will interview Sonya Bates, author of Inheritance of Secrets (Harper Collins) and  H.R. (Helmine) Kemp, author of Deadly Secrets (self-published). Come along and meet fellow authors and hear about two interesting tales that were published last year and the writing process. Inheritance of Secrets, Sonya'a debut novel, concerns a brutal murder, a…

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February 2021

True Crime Writing with Vikki Petraitis

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In the world of publishing, true crime books have always had a dedicated audience. Once podcasts hit the airwaves, true crime topped the listening charts. What is the fascination? True crime author Vikki Petraitis will discuss her books and podcast, The Vanishing of Vivienne Cameron, and why people are fascinated with true crime. Vikki is the author of the best-selling true crime book The Frankston Murders and has just released her sixteenth book, Police Stories. She has also turned her…

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The Innocents: child victims

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

All societies profess to love and cherish children, especially for their innocence, but this innocence is often what causes them to become victims of violence and abuse, unable to defend themselves or even speak out. We hope you can join us for our upcoming author panel when our seasoned writers Caroline Overington, Katherine Kovacic and Stella Budrikis discuss these particularly evil crimes with fellow writer Emily Webb. This event will be available for free viewing worldwide through YouTube on Friday…

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March 2021

Toxic families

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Families can be havens of love and affection, but they can also be crucibles of crime where abuse and resentment create an explosive mix. At the family core there are usually secrets – deep, dark secrets – as three new novels demonstrate: Nicola Moriarty’s You Need to Know, Erina Reddan’s The Serpent’s Skin and Lyn Yeowart’s The Silent Listener. Join us as we explore these issues and more along with Robyn Walton at our upcoming author panel. The event is…

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April 2021

Sisters in Crime NSW: Chasing Killers: Candice Fox in conversation with Sue Turnbull

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road
Glebe, NSW 2037 Australia
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$9 – $12

Sisters in Crime NSW is back with two of its brightest stars. Join the impossibly entertaining Candice Fox and the impossibly well-informed Sue Turnbull in person at Gleebooks, as they re-launch Sisters in Crime NSW and talk about Candice’s new book, The Chase (Penguin). Like her 2020 novel, Gathering Dark, The Chase is set in the USA: When more than 600 of the world’s most violent human beings pour out from Pronghorn Correctional Facility into the Nevada Desert, the biggest…

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Vive la France!

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

France, renowned for delectable food and wine, art and romance, is also a popular setting for crime authors: the art world in Pip Drysdale’s The Paris Affair, a grand country estate in Anna Downes’s The Safe Place and the Alps in Allie Reynolds’s Shiver. Each lends a certain je ne sais quoi to the intrigue. Join us as we explore these settings and more along with award-winning short story writer, Jacqui Horwood, at our upcoming author panel. The event is…

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