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September 2019

Domestic noir goes bush

September 27, 2019 @ 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

Kylie Kaden, Petronella McGovern and Felicity McLean talk to Karina Kilmore-Barrymore about how home and family can be a cauldron for crime, bringing with it abductions, incarcerations, infidelity and missing children – even in the apparent safety of small rural and coastal towns.   Since being plucked from the Penguin Random House slush pile, Brisbane writer Kylie Kaden has become one of its internationally published authors. Her breakthrough debut novel, Losing Kate (2014), was followed by another critically acclaimed suspenseful…

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October 2019

Sisters in Crime@Port Phillip Seniors’ Festival

October 14, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Middle Park Community Room, 254-256 Richardson Street,
Middle Park, Vic 3025 Australia
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$6

The nuts and bolts of a death: An ‘in conversation’ about A Spanner in the Works: The extraordinary story of Alice Anderson and Australia s first all-girl garage (Hachette Australia). Monday 14 October, 10.30 am to 12 noon: Middle Park Community Room, 254-256 Richardson Street, Middle Park (upstairs) Author Loretta Smith will talk to Sisters in Crime’s Tara Mitchell about the amazing Alice Anderson, the motoring entrepreneur and inventor, who met an untimely and mysterious death in 1926. From the end…

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Sisters in Crime@Preston Library

October 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Preston Library, 266 Gower St
Preston, Vic 3072 Australia
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Susan Hurley will be in conversation with fellow Sister in Crime Dr Philomena Horsley about her debut thriller, Eight Lives (Affirm Press), which draws on her thirty years in medical research and the pharmaceutical industry. It features former refugee David Tran, the Golden Boy of Australian medical research. Eight volunteers are recruited for the first human trial of his drug, a crucial step on the path to global fame for David and windfall gains for his investors. But when David…

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The Dark Adapted Eye: The challenges of taking crime books to the screen

October 25, 2019 @ 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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$12 – $22

Fiona Eagger, Dee McLachlan and Vikki Petraitis talk to Senior Professor Sue Turnbull about staying true to the source as it is adapted to the medium of film or television. What strategies are involved?  How do pictures, music, sound, and colour combine to tell a complex story that was originally told only in words? What stays and what goes? And is there a role for the author? Fiona Eagger is CEO and Co-founder of Every Cloud Productions. She is an…

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November 2019

Sisters in Crime@Lerderderg Library, Bacchus Marsh

November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lerderderg Library, 215 Main Street
Bacchus Marsh, Vic 3340 Australia
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Free

BacchChat: What true crime tells us about the world Join Sisters in Crime Robin Bowles and Vikki Petraitis in conversation with national convenor, Tara Mitchell, about how true crime is about true stories of real people, real grief, real loss, and real horror, not an opportunity to revel in sensationalism or gory murders. True crime can give a voice to the voiceless – to murder victims and their families – and teach us about resilience, about how people survive despite…

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What happens when shame and secrets meet?

November 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Melbourne Athenaeum Library, First Floor, 188 Collins St
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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$15 – $20

Find out when acclaimed Perth crime writer Sara Foster talks to Dr Robyn Walton about her latest mystery,  You Don't Know Me, out November with Simon & Schuster. Sara’s stunning new thriller revolves about the burden of shame and the disastrous consequences of hiding secrets. Sara Foster was born and raised in England, and moved to Australia in 2004. She has published four other novels: Come Back to Me, Beneath the Shadows, Shallow Breath and All That is Lost Between Us. She lives near Perth…

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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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