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April 2020

“Flawed Heroes” goes online

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

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

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

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

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

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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