Australian crime writing

International Women of Mystery

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

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Postponed due to lockdown: Miss Fisher: The Exhibition@ Ripponlea Estate (9 July-31 January 2021)

Miss Fisher returns to Rippon Lea estate in Melbourne with brand new costumes from her big screen adventure. The glamorous world of the Hon. Phryne Fisher, lady detective, returns to the historical Rippon Lea Estate next month with a new exhibition by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and Every Cloud Productions filled with opulence,

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Mirandi Riwoe: award-winning writer, PhD and university tutor

Brisbane-based writer, Mirandi Riwoe talks about issues that novels or history might ignore or elide, such as racism and gender bias, with Sisters in Crime convenor, Karina Kilmore, for this week’s Murder Mondays interview on the craft of crime writing. (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)           Mirandi

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Crime does pay: $10,460 on offer with the 27th Scarlet Stiletto Awards

A record $10,460 is up for grabs in Sisters in Crime Australia’s 27th Scarlet Stiletto Awards for best short crime and mystery stories by Australian women. Cate Kennedy, whose literary career was kick-started by winning the first two Scarlet Stiletto trophies back in 1994 and 1995, launched the awards online. (Click on the image below

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Wayward Women in Herstorical Crime@Geelong Regional Libraries (Zoom)

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

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Kerry McGinnis: crime writer, shepherd, droving hand, gardener, and stock-camp and station cook

Saddle up with Bundaberg-based writer, Kerry McGinnis , as she talks to Sisters in Crime convenor, Karina Kilmore, for this week’s Murder Mondays, about the craft of crime writing. (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)   Kerry has been writing since she was nine but what happened since then has been

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In the dead of winter

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

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In the Dead of Winter

Break out in a cold sweat with authors Krissy Kneen, Lee Christine and Sarah Barrie as they talk about their chilling tales with Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President. (Click on the image below.)                               Wintering (Text Publishing), the fourth novel by

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From the short story to the book: Q&A with Fin J. Ross

Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, Robyn Walton, spoke to Fin J. Ross about her experience of writing for the Scarlet Stiletto Awards and her just published historical mystery novel, Billings Better Bookstore and Brasserie (Clan Destine Press).  Fin, you’re the author of award-winning short stories, two non-fiction crime anthologies, a fantasy tale, and a historical novel,

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Loretta Smith: The Allure of Photographs

The photographer Diane Arbus once said, “A photograph is a secret about a secret”. I think that’s what has always drawn me to photographs of all kinds, in particular portraits of people and especially the old black and whites. I have languished in op shops, staring into the faces of relatives whose relatives have consigned

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