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September 2020

Queensland Chapter event with author, J P Powell

September 2, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 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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