Agatha Christie

New rules apply! Sisters in Crime’s Annual General Meeting – Carmel Shute (secretary) reports

Sisters in Crime held its much delayed Annual General Meeting yesterday (30 May) by Zoom. Thanks to the pandemic, it has been a long year since its last AGM – 19 months, in fact – but financial members rallied to the call for a big turnout (a quorum of 10%) to pass the new rules

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Writing the Unreliable Narrator: Trust in a time of misinformation – Petronella McGovern

“Trust me. Listen up and let me tell you a story.” It’s the enticing entreaty from story-makers everywhere, from authors to social media influencers to politicians. Who should we trust? And why? As authors, we want our readers to trust us. “Open the page,” we say, “come on in. We’ve created a fiction just for

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PPCG fundraiser movie: Knives Out @ Classic Cinema Elsternwick (Melbourne)

Thursday 28 November, 6.30 pm Fundraiser movie night for Port Phillip Community Group screening of an Agatha Christie inspired murder mystery with a stellar cast including Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette,  and Don Johnson. Knives Out has already received great reviews. See trailer: Tix: $30, $25 .For tickets:  

26th Scarlet Stiletto Awards

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

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Murder Village: An Improvised Whodunnit

After sell-out runs at 2018’s Fringe and 2019’s Comedy Festival, Murder Village reopens its gates for more improvised Agatha Christie mysteries. Attend Sisters in Crime’s Domestic Noir event on Friday 27 September, and you could win one of three double-passes.  Step into the world of a 1950s’ English village where anyone could be dispatched at

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Murder Village: An Improvised Agatha Christie Whodunnit – Comedy Festival

Murder Village: An Improvised Agatha Christie mystery returns for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Following a critically-acclaimed sell-out run at the 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne’s favorite comedic improvisers are bringing the off-the-cuff whodunnit Murder Village to Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019. The hilarious Agatha Christie-style improvised format is a chance for murder mystery lovers

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Murder Village

Melbourne’s Best Improvisers Bring Agatha Christie to the Fringe Melbourne’s favourite comedic improvisers will create seven original whodunnits from thin air in Murder Village, playing at this year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival. The hilarious murder mystery format, first developed for a sell-out run in Brisbane in 2016 under the banner of the city’s premier improvised theatre

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Bookings open til 4pm Friday: ‘Body in the Library’ readings to launch the 25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards

This year, the Scarlet Stiletto Awards offer more than $10,000 in prize money for the best crime or mystery short stories. Since 2012, the Melbourne Athenaeum Library has sponsored the ‘Body in the Library’ Award by offering a $1000 prize to the winner and $500 to the runner-up. This partnership has seen the number of

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BOOKED OUT!!!‘Body in the Library’ short story readings

Sisters in Crime@The Melbourne Athenaeum Library Friday 4 August, 5.30pm for 6pm: ‘Body in the Library’ short story readings Come and hear compere (and 2011 Scarlet Stiletto Award winner) Angela Savage as she introduces a selection of winning ‘Body in the Library’ stories from Sisters in Crime’s annual Scarlet Stiletto Awards. Since 2012, the Melbourne

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