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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

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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International Women of Mystery

July 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Crime and mystery know no borders and neither do the protagonists of Prey, Cutting the Cord and The Lost Jewels: one is pursued by an assassin, another is an assassin and the third is an historian of jewellery. But what defines these women throughout their adventures, which take them to the US, the UK, Europe and South Africa, is their courage, determination and smarts. L A (Louisa) Larkin, Natasha Molt and Kirsty Manning will reveal their deadly secrets to fellow…

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August 2020

Watery graves

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dead bodies often end up in the ocean, the river, a lake or even the backyard pool. Some are accidental drownings, but others are the result of murder, which is often difficult to prove. Evidence, including bodies, can be washed away so collecting forensics can be very difficult. Homicide by drowning – the result of simply pushing or throwing a person into a body of water – is especially hard to prove.     Available for viewing Friday 28 August…

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September 2020

Queensland Chapter event with author, J P Powell

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Queensland Chapter of Sisters in Crime will be joined online by author J P Powell for its September meeting: 7pm Wednesday 2 September. Judy's debut novel, The Brisbane Line, is set in Brisbane during World War II: As WWII ravages the world and the Japanese Empire has set its sights on Australia, the Americans have come to save us. But not all soldiers are heroes and not all heroes are soldiers. Sergeant Joe Washington, a US Military Police, loves…

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SOLD OUT: Sisters in Crime South Australia: Chapter launch & event at FEAST

September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 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 about Being a Criminal Barrister with Claire O'Connor & Investigating Crime Scenes with Detective Mike Newbury. The event will be hosted by Sisters in Crime South Australia, facilitated by SA Convenor, Dr Samantha Battams. 6.30pm Saturday 19 September, Caledonian Hotel, 219 O'Connell St., North Adelaide (Beer Garden) $10-22 You stand to win lucky door prizes, thanks to the authors and publishers:…

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Val McDermid to present 20th Davitt Awards

September 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Proudly supported by Swinburne University of Technology, Department of Media and Communication   Sisters in Crime Australia is thrilled that Val McDermid, Tartan Noir Queen and long-time Sisters friend, will present its 20th Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women and published in 2019. In a special online ceremony, Val will announce the winners of these prestigious awards and unveil the fabulous, newly-designed trophies, a mark of this milestone anniversary. So settle in with tasty treats and…

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October 2020

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

October 16 @ 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 @ 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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