crime books

Sisters in Crime South Australia: Chapter launch & event at FEAST

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

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BAD: Megan Goldin live online with Sue Turnbull

Join BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival to hear rising star Megan Goldin, author of The Girl in Keller’s Way and The Escape Room (“unforgettable” according to Harlan Coben) talk about her brand new third thriller The Night Swim, with crime reviewer par excellence (& Sisters in Crime ambassador) Sue Turnbull. Book your free ticket to receive an invitation link to watch

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Vale Goldie Alexander

St Kilda author, Goldie Alexander, died of cancer this week at the age of 84. Goldie’s first four books were YA novels for Dolly, published under the pseudonym of Gerri Lapin. After that, she wrote more than 90 books, plus many short stories and articles – and garnered an impressive number of awards. Goldie, who

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Sara Paretsky: award-winning writer & founder of Sisters in Crime

Sisters in Crime Australia is thrilled that Sara Paretsky, the founder of Sisters in Crime in the US and the creator of V. I. Warshawski series is our guest for this this week’s Murder Mondays interview with national co-convenor, Karina Kilmore.  (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)       

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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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Writing short, writing long:  Q &A with Sandi Wallace

Mt Dandenong writer Sandi Wallace explores the different challenges  of writing short stories and novels with Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, Robyn Walton – and gives lots of hot tips for the Scarlet Stiletto Awards.  Hi Sandi. In our annual Scarlet Stiletto short story competition, you’ve been a standout entrant over the years, with wins in

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A Criminologist’s Role in Miscarriages of Justice: Xanthé Mallett

My background is forensic science – specifically forensic anthropology, think Dr Temperance Brennan from the TV series Bones.  I still work with the police, often focusing on image analysis these days, comparing suspect images to a person of interest, this could be a suspect or another person the police wish to identify for operational reasons.

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Judith Rossell: award-winning writer, illustrator and former scientist

Judith Rossell may often spend the day in her pyjamas (just like Sulari Gentill!)– and like Sulari, her output is prodigious. She talks about the special skills required to write (and illustrate) children’s crime books to Sisters in Crime convenor, Karina Kilmore, for this week’s Murder Mondays interview. (Click on the image below to go to

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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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Writers Victoria: online seminar – Ask… about the US Market (and how you can break in)

A Q&A session with three Aussie authors who have broken into the US market – come with your questions and learn from their experience in publishing outside of Australia and conquering an international audience: Anna Snoekstra Anna Snoekstra is a Sisters in Crime member based in Melbourne.  She is the author of Only Daughter, Little

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