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August 2018

The Mystery and HIstory Tour@Traralgon Library

August 19 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Traralgon Library, 35-38 Kay St,
Traralgon, Vic 3844 Australia
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Free

L.J.M. Owen & Lindy Cameron, writers of rollicking archaeological mysteries, will be in conversation at Traralgon Library on  Sunday August 19, 3.30 pm. The Intermillennial Sleuth series by L.J.M. Owen series follows Dr Elizabeth Pimms, archaeologist and librarian, as she solves ancient crimes using 21st century techniques. With really cold cases and odern family secrets, this charming crime series focuses on forgotten women’s history.  Egyptian Enigma is the latest in the series, following Olmec Obituary and Mayan Mendacity.  Dr L.J.M. Owen is an author, librarian and archaeologist who writes her Intermillennial Sleuth series from…

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September 2018

Extreme situations elicit unusual crimes

September 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Raglan St
South Melbourne, Vic 3205 Australia
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$12 – $20

  First 25 to book get a free (proof) copy of  Anna Snoekstra’s new book, The Spite Game,  kindly donated by Harlequin Australia. Megan Goldin, Susi Fox and Pip Drysdale talk to Janice Simpson about deception and delusion, revenge and retribution, and how Sun Tzu’s The Art of War helps if you’re hellbent on making him pay. Megan Goldin is the author of the bestselling crime novel The Girl in Kellers Way. Her new book, The Escape Room (Penguin Random House), is set…

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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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November 2018

Sisters in Crime Queensland – November meeting

November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Queensland Art Gallery, Stanley Place
South Brisbane, Qld 4101 Australia
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Sisters in Crime members and all interested crime writers and readers are invited to attend the November meeting  in Brisbane: Saturday  10 November, 12:00-12:30pm (12 for those who want to order food and/or drink and chat.)  12:30pm - 2:30pm Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) Cafe,  Stanley Pl, South Brisbane Cost: Free (if you’re not eating or drinking.) RSVP Please could you indicate if you will attend this meeting by emailing by at least Thursday 8November sistersincrimeqld@gmail.com PLEASE NOTE THAT IF WE DO NOT HAVE 5 MEMBERS…

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25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards

November 24 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thornbury Theatre, Velvet Room, 859 High Street
Thornbury, Victoria 3071 Australia
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$58

Presented by Kate Atkinson, star of Wentworth and Cate Kennedy, short story guru, in collaboration with crime author and performer Jane Clifton This year, 201 short stories written by Australian women compete for $9760 in prize money. The first-prize winner will also take home a spectacular scarlet stiletto trophy. Kate Atkinson has a long criminal record – as an actor, that is. This year she received a Logie Award nomination for Most Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role for her…

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Open invitation – event launch, Missing Pieces (Wild Dingo Press) by Caroline de Costa

November 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Readings St Kilda, 112 Acland Street
St Kilda, Victoria Australia
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Cairns author, Caroline de Costa, will be in conversation with Sisters in Crime's Carmel Shute about Missing Pieces, her  second novel in the series featuring Cairns Aboriginal detective Cass Diamond.  It is a sequel to Double Madness, which was shortlisted in the Davitt Awards in 2016. This time round, the reinvestigation of the case of a toddler who went missing back in 1992 takes Cass in unexpected directions. Weaving together a story of race, ethnicity, identity and environmental politics,  de Costa again sets…

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December 2018

Jane Harper in conversation with Angela Savage about The Lost Man

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Upstairs at the Athenaeum , Level 2, 188 Collins Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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$15 – $20

The Melbourne Athenaeum Library and Sisters in Crime Australia take pleasure in presenting Jane Harper and Angela Savage as they discuss Jane’s latest best-seller, The Lost Man (Pan Macmillan, 2018), a stand-alone thriller set in outback Queensland. Two brothers meet at the border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun. They are at the stockman’s grave, a landmark so old that no one can remember who is buried there. But today, it is their middle brother Cameron who…

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