crime books

Twisted Sisters

Three new novels – Rose Carlyle’s  The Girl in the Mirror (Allen & Unwin), Sally Hepworth’s  The Good Sister (Pan Macmillan) and Sonya Bates’  Inheritance of Secrets (HarperCollins) – all explore sisters; sisters who are variously sinister, secretive or strange, especially when they happen to be twins, as is the case with both Rose Carlyle’s

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Susan Hurley: author, epidemiologist, health economist, statistician & researcher

Sisters in Crime is delighted that Susan Hurley , the Davitt (Best Debut Crime Book) was available to speak to national co-convenor, Karina Kilmore, for this week’s Murder Mondays interview. (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)           Susan doesn’t have a traditional background for a novelist.

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Prescient pandemic theme in Sisters in Crime’s 20th Davitt Awards

It must have been something in the ether. Two of the winning books in Sisters in Crime’s 20th Davitt Awards officially awarded tonight (26 September) concern pandemics – Meg Mundell’s The Trespassers (University of Queensland Press), the winner of the Davitt (Best Adult Crime Novel) and Susan Hurley’s Eight Lives, (Affirm Press), winner of the

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Crime and cocktails: Sisters in Crime at Port Phillip Seniors Festival

B M Carroll will be talking to Tara Mitchell about her latest book, Who We Were (Allen & Unwin, 2020), a suburban noir thriller about a school reunion that goes badly wrong. Bring out your inner mixologist – bloody or virgin, cocktail or mocktail – and watch this live, online event, 6-7pm Friday 16 October.

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Present Tense (Clan Destine Press) wins a Neddie

It was a dead cert that a member of Sisters in Crime would win this year’s Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut Crime Fiction announced on Wednesday 14 October – all six shortlisted authors were members of Sisters in Crime – Susan Hurley (Eight Lives); Karina Kilmore (Where the Truth Lies); Sarah Thornton (Lapse); RWR

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Emma Viskic: multi-award-winning author and clarinetist

Emma Viskic, a serial offender in the Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards, spoke to Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, Karina Kilmore, for this week’s Murder Mondays interview. (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.) Emma was joint winner (with Dervla McTiernan) of the 2020 Davitt Award (Readers’ Choice) for Darkness for

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Sisters star in the Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing

Victorian Sisters in Crime members – Kerry James (Ballarat) and Richenda Rudman (Kensington) – have won two of the major prizes in the 2020 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing.   Kerry won the Fiction Prize ($500) for “True Blue” and Richenda won the Poetry Prize ($500) for “The River”. Both Kerry and Richenda

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Meg Mundell: novelist, journalist, and research fellow

Meg Mundell, who won winning the Davitt (Best Adult Crime Novel) in the recent awards, was this week’s guest for Murder Mondays interview with Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, Karina Kilmore. (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)         Like Karina, Meg hails from New Zealand and has

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J. P. Powell, writer, archaeologist and historian

Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, Karina Kilmore, dug deep for this week’s Murder Mondays interview with J. P. Powell.  (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)                     J. P. (otherwise known as Judy) lives in the Sunshine Coast hinterland and had a

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CONGRATULATIONS! Sisters in Crime member, Dinuka McKenzie, wins Banjo Prize

HarperCollins Publishers Australia has announced that the winner of its 2020 Banjo Prize –  a publishing contract, with an advance of $15,000 – is Dinuka McKenzie for her unpublished manuscript Flood Debris. Dinuka is a Sisters in Crime member from Heathcote (NSW). Here’s what HarperCollins had to say: Flood Debris is the first novel in

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