Anne Buist

Murder Mondays: Dervla McTiernan

Dervla McTiernan, who won last year’s Davitt Award for Best Adult Novel plus a Neddie for her debut crime novel The Rúin (HarperCollins), is the second guest on the Sisters in Crime new video series, Murder Mondays, where talented women authors are interrogated by Karina Kilmore about the craft of crime. The Irish-born Dervla now

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Murder Mondays kick off with Val McDermid

Val McDermid, Queen of Tartan Noir, is the first guest on the Sisters in Crime new video series, Murder Mondays, where talented women authors are interrogated about the craft of crime.    A very good friend of Sisters in Crime, Val McDermid has starred in six events with us here in Australia and we can’t

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Val McDermid first guest for Murder Mondays

Sisters in Crime is thrilled to announce that Tartan Noir Queen, Val McDermid, will be its very first guest on its new weekly crime craft session, Murder Mondays, which premieres on YouTube at 6.00pm 11 May. McDermid will be interrogated by Sisters in Crime national convenor, Karina Kilmore, to kickstart its free weekly Q&A video

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Book launch: The Long Shadow by Anne Buist

Book launch: The Long Shadow We are raising our (socially isolated) champagne glasses to celebrate the release of Anne Buist’s latest killer novel, The Long Shadow. This engrossing book introduces readers to psychologist Isabel Harris as she tries to unravel the mystery behind a baby’s death 25 years previously. (Anne is an active member of

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Books in the time of coronavirus

There aren’t many upsides to living in the time of coronavirus but catching up on good crime books (by women, of course) is one of them. Sisters in Crime asked its author members what they could recommend. And don’t forget, if you don’t want to buy any of these books from your local bookstore (whilst

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Blanche Clark wins Sisters in Crime’s 26th Scarlet Stiletto Award

Blanche Clark (Preston, Vic), a former Book Editor at the Herald Sun, won Sisters in Crime’s 26th Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Award presented at a gala dinner on Saturday night (23 November) at South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel by actor Geraldine Hakewill (pictured below), star of Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries and Wanted. Hakewill first

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All Phrocked Up for Peregrine

Crime fans attending Sisters in Crime’s 26th Scarlet Stiletto Awards were invited to come in sixties’ outfits as the awards’ presenter, Geraldine Hakewill, stars as Peregrine Fisher, Phryne Fisher’s niece, in Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries set in 1964. Almost all of the 90 fans ‘Phrocked Up for Peregrine’ and it gave the occasion a

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Twenty-five crime books shortlisted for Sisters in Crime’s 19th Davitt Awards

Sisters in Crime Australia has announced a shortlist of 25 books for its 19th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women – nine adult novels, five Young Adult (YA) novels, five children’s novels, and six non-fiction books. Twelve titles are also battling it out for the best debut book award. Jacqui Horwood, the

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Woman on the edge: Q&A with Kirsty Ferguson 

Melbourne author, Kirsty Ferguson, spoke to Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President about her newly launched novel, What Lies Beneath Us (Elephant Tree Publishing, 2019). Kirsty, you preface your novel with a trigger warning, so I’m going to do the same here. This Q&A includes discussion of infants at risk, infant death, and depression suffered by women

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Open invitation – the launch of What Lies Beneath Us by Kirsty Ferguson

Join us to celebrate the launch of What Lies Beneath Us by Kirsty Ferguson. Jessica James had the perfect life. She had a good job, supportive friends, and her husband Geoff and her son Jack both adored her. Everything changed the moment she found out she was having another child.  Now she’s a stay at home mum,

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