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November 2019

26th Scarlet Stiletto Awards

November 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Rising Sun Hotel, cnr Raglan Street and Eastern Road
South Melbourne, Victoria 3205 Australia
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$60

Geraldine Hakewill, star of Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries and Wanted, will present the awards in collaboration with crime author and performer Jane Clifton after an in-conversation about her – if not their – life in crime. This year, 185 short stories written by Australian women competed for $10,060 in prize money. The first-prize winner will also take home a spectacular scarlet stiletto trophy. Geraldine Hakewill grew up reading Agatha Christie, Sherlock Holmes and Kerry Greenwood’s Phryne Fisher mysteries, paving…

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February 2020

The past is never dead: mysteries that challenge history

February 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Rising Sun Hotel, cnr Raglan Street and Eastern Road
South Melbourne, Victoria 3205 Australia
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$10 – $22

Sulari Gentill, Kirsten Alexander and Kirsty Manning dissect their most recent historical mysteries with Dr Kelly Gardiner and detail what light these books shed on concerns of the present and of earlier eras. Sulari Gentill is the award-winning author of 14 books including the Rowland Sinclair series set in the 1930s. Crossing the Lines won the 2018 Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction. A Testament of Character (Pantera Press, March 2020) is the 10th in her Rowly series: this time…

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March 2020

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears

March 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:45 pm
THE SUN THEATRE, 8 Ballarat St
Yarraville, Victoria 3013 Australia
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$25

Join Sisters in Crime for a special screening of Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, the stand-alone action-adventure feature film that picks up the story from the end of the third television series of the acclaimed Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. In her debut cinematic adventure, detective-extraordinaire the Hon. Miss Phryne Fisher embarks on an exotic 1920s globe-trotting romp of mystery and mayhem from the deserts of the Negev, to darkened back alleys of London and glamorous manor-house ballrooms. After helping a…

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April 2020

“Flawed Heroes” goes online

April 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10

Sisters in Crime’s panel discussion event, Flawed Heroes, originally scheduled as a live show for 8pm Friday 3 April at South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel, will now be Zoomed to the world. Authors Emma Viskic, Karina Kilmore and Natalie Conyer will talk to Jacqui Horwood about the flawed heroes of their crime novels as they grapple with an equally flawed world. We’ll be filming the panel members individually from the relative safety of their own homes (though not in their…

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POSTPONED: Sisters in Crime South Australia: Launch, plus dinner & speakers

April 17 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Caledonian Hotel, 219 O'Connell St
North Adelaide, South Australia 5006 Australia
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$10 – $22

Join  with the South Australian members of Sisters in Crime for the launch of its new chapter and hear from Claire O'Connor (pictured) re being a criminal barrister & Detective Mike Newbury re investigating crime scenes The event will be hosted by Sisters in Crime South Australia, SA Convenor Samantha Battams. RSVP here is required - there are only 36 spaces in our booked room. Costs are as follows: Full $22 Concession (Health Care/Seniors Card) $18 Member (SistersInCrime/Writers SA) $15…

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Soon online – Deadly, dangerous, dazzling: the allure of South African crime fiction

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

You can’t see Natalie Conyer, LA Larkin and Malla Nunn in the flesh but you can meet them on YouTube on Saturday 25 April.  Details will also be sent to members and supporters via the e-newsletter, A Stab in the Dark, on Sunday 26 April. Deadly, dangerous, dazzling: the Allure of South African Crime, originally scheduled as a Gleebooks event on 23 April, is also the official launch of the newly-established Sisters in Crime NSW Chapter. Convenor Catherine du Peloux…

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Soon online – Burning issues: crime writers blaze a new trail

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$10

The live event is cancelled, but the ‘in conversation’ is being recorded and will be available for free viewing worldwide on YouTube on Sunday 26 April. Details will also be sent to members and supporters via the e-newsletter, A  Stab in the Dark, on Sunday 26 April. Writers Chloe Hooper, Kimberley Starr and Leisl Leighton talk with Maggie Baron about how their crime books get up close and personal with arson and bushfires and confront some of the most uncomfortable realities…

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May 2020

Coming to you via YouTube – Sisters in Crime@Law Week: The ABC of DNA

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$10

Sisters in Crime's 14th Law Week is going online. It will be available for free viewing worldwide on YouTube at 6.3opm Friday 22 May. Details will be posted on Sisters in Crime website and Facebook page and will also be sent to members and supporters via the e-newsletter, A  Stab in the Dark, on Friday 29 May. Sisters in Crime Australia is again proud to join forces with the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University, for Law Week.  The event is funded…

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June 2020

In the dead of winter

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

What better way to chill out than to hunker down and hear chilling tales that take us from a snowstorm in the Australian Alps to the freezing Tasmanian wilderness? Authors Krissy Kneen, Lee Christine and Sarah Barrie will discuss how their crime novels make their readers’ blood run cold. Robyn Walton, Vice-President of Sisters in Crime, will chair the panel. Available for viewing Friday 26 June at 6pm. Wintering (Text Publishing), the fourth novel by award-winning author Krissy Kneen, is…

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July 2020

Wayward Women in Herstorical Crime@Geelong Regional Libraries (Zoom)

July 1 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Geelong Regional Libraries for the first of its new Wine and Crime events - a webinar. Geelong Regional Libraries is partnering with Sisters in Crime Australia to present Wayward Women in Herstorical Crime with four panellists (pictured L-R): Tara Mitchell (Panel Chair), National Convenor of Sisters in Crime, who is currently writing her first crime fiction series and scripting a true crime podcast; Loretta Smith, author of A Spanner in the Works: The Extraordinary Story of Alice Anderson and…

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