Australian crime writing

Dazzling, Deadly – The Allure of South African Crime Fiction@Gleebooks (Sydney)

L. A. Larkin and Natalie Conyer in conversation with Malla Nunn Deadly, dangerous, dazzling? What drew Larkin, Conyer and Nunn to set crime-thrillers in Africa? These Sydney Sisters in Crime will discuss their story locations, their characters and their inspiration. Sponsored by the newly-established Sisters in Crime Sydney, which supports and nurtures female Australian crime

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Flawed heroes

Emma Viskic, Karina Kilmore and Natalie Conyer explore the flawed heroes of their crime novels as they grapple with an equally flawed world. Chaired by author Jacqui Horwood. Their protagonists – a deaf private detective, an investigative journalist and a South African police detective – are each trying to forget or avoid their pasts, but,

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Karina Kilmore in conversation@Better Read Than Dead (Sydney)

When both Jane Harper and Christian White call a book compelling, that’s a good reason to pick it up. In Where the truth lies, investigative journalist with a troubled past, Chrissie O’Brien, becomes obsessed with finding out the truth about the apparently accidental death of a female dockworker she thinks was murder. This puts her

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Wendy Lewis in conversation@Better Read Than Dead (Newtown, Sydney)

Who is Richard Hauptmann? Why should he forgive us? And can a true crime writer write short stories? Find out at this free event for book lovers looking for something a little out-of-left-field. Wendy Lewis discusses her new short story collection Please Forgive Us, Richard Hauptmann with Ashley Kalagian Blunt! Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at

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Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears

Join Sisters in Crime for a special screening of Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, the stand-alone action-adventure feature film that picks up the story from the end of the third television series of the acclaimed Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. In her debut cinematic adventure, detective-extraordinaire the Hon. Miss Phryne Fisher embarks on an exotic 1920s

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The past is never dead: mysteries that challenge history

Sulari Gentill, Kirsten Alexander and Kirsty Manning dissect their most recent historical mysteries with Dr Kelly Gardiner and detail what light these books shed on concerns of the present and of earlier eras. Sulari Gentill is the award-winning author of 14 books including the Rowland Sinclair series set in the 1930s. Crossing the Lines won

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Sisters on Crime screening of Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears Sunday March 1 @ 4:00 for 4.30pm – 6:45 pm Join Sisters in Crime for a special screening of Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, the stand-alone action-adventure feature film that picks up the story from the end of the third television series of the acclaimed Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.

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Kerry Greenwood gets a gong!

Sisters in Crime is thrilled to announce that founding member Kerry Greenwood was awarded the Order of Australia medal today, 26 January, for her service to literature. And what a service that has been! Kerry’s greatest gift to the cultural life of Australia – and the world – has undoubtedly been the 20 novels in

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Natalie Conyer – How to become a writer

Two things happened to me in 2019. My first novel, Present Tense, was published, and I turned 70.[1] So, when Sisters in Crime suggested I blog about becoming a late-onset writer, I thought I should share lessons learned along the way. Based on limited experience (one book does not an expert make), here are ten

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The past is never dead: mysteries that challenge history

Sulari Gentill, Kirsten Alexander and Kirsty Manning dissect their most recent historical mysteries with Dr Kelly Gardiner and detail what light these books shed on concerns of the present and of earlier eras at 8pm Friday 21 February at South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel  Sulari Gentill is the award-winning author of 14 books including the Rowland Sinclair series set

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