crime books

True Crime: Digging out the truth

Authors Rachael Brown, Kate Wild and Maryrose Cuskelly talk to Vikki Petraitis about how persistence and perspicacity pay off when it comes to investigating crime.   Last year, journalist Rachael Brown made headlines with her cold-case investigation into the murder of single mother Maria James at her Thornbury bookshop in 1980. Using this material, she

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The long wait for justice: Q&A with Kate Wild

Sydney author Kate Wild speaks to Robyn Walton, Vice-President of Sisters in Crime, about her true crime book, Waiting for Elijah (Scribe, 2018). Kate will be speaking to Sisters in Crime on Friday 19 October, 8pm at South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel. Book here. Hello, Kate, and congratulations on your book, the product of an

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Delusion and deception writ large

On 7 September, Megan Goldin, Susi Fox and Pip Drysdale talked to Janice Simpson at Sisters in Crime in Melbourne about deception and delusion, revenge and retribution, and how Sun Tzu’s The Art of War helps if you’re hellbent on making him pay. The debate on this topic was in turns serious and hilarious. Who

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How to get away with murder

St Kilda Writers Week 30 September – 7 October stkildawritersweek.com Writers Liz Porter and Maggie Baron take a humorous stab at forensics and crime literature to reveal what works – and what doesn’t – when it comes to making a killing. As an expert on the forensic mistakes that help put criminals behind bars, Liz

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Killer Reads: Why crime fiction knocks the socks off capital ‘L’ Literature

St Kilda Writers Week 30 September – 7 October stkildawritersweek.com Jacqui Horwood interrogates crime writers Sarah Bailey, Katherine Kovacic and Emma Viskic about the popular appeal of crime fiction.   Sarah Bailey took up a life in crime (writing) after 15 years in the advertising industry. She now has two crime thrillers featuring Detective Gemma Woodstock

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True crime author Liz Porter @Dymocks Camberwell, First Tuesday Book Club

Hear from 4 writers including true crime author (and Sisters in Crime member) Liz Porter:  Liz Porter is a journalist who began her career in Hong Kong and then worked in Sydney, London and Stuttgart before returning to her hometown of Melbourne, where she is now working as a freelance journalist. Liz does the occasional piece for

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Dames versus Dicks Great Crime Writing Debate: Who does it better?

St Kilda Writers Week, 30 September – 7 October On trial is the wit of some of Australia’s finest crime writers. The Dames and The Dicks argue each other’s case for Who does it better?, the question that lies at the criminal heart of the battle of the sexes. The Prosecutor: Lindy Cameron The Dames: Vikki

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Killer reads and deadly women@St Kilda Writers Week – Sunday September 30 -Sunday October 7

Sisters in Crime Australia is proud to announce that it will be producing three events for the St Kilda Writers Week, which is running at various venues from Sunday September 30-Sunday October 7. Carmel Shute, a national co-convenor, said it would be like old home week for the organisation which was founded in 1991 to

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Murder Village

Melbourne’s Best Improvisers Bring Agatha Christie to the Fringe Melbourne’s favourite comedic improvisers will create seven original whodunnits from thin air in Murder Village, playing at this year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival. The hilarious murder mystery format, first developed for a sell-out run in Brisbane in 2016 under the banner of the city’s premier improvised theatre

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Extreme situations elicit unusual crimes

  First 25 to book get a free (proof) copy of  Anna Snoekstra’s new book, The Spite Game,  kindly donated by Harlequin Australia. Megan Goldin, Susi Fox and Pip Drysdale talk to Janice Simpson about deception and delusion, revenge and retribution, and how Sun Tzu’s The Art of War helps if you’re hellbent on making him pay. Megan

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