crime books

Ballarat author event: Maryrose Cuskelly in conversation with Maryanne Ross

Maryrose Cuskelly will be in conversation with Maryanne Ross about her book, Wedderburn: A True Tale of Blood and Dust. True crime at its very best. A savage triple homicide shook up the small town of Wedderburn, but like the suspenseful podcast S-Town, things aren’t always as they seem. In this compelling book, Maryrose Cuskelly

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Castlemaine author event with Maryrose Cuskelly

Maryrose Cuskelly will be talking about her book, Wedderburn: A True Tale of Blood and Dust. True crime at its very best. A savage triple homicide shook up the small town of Wedderburn, but like the suspenseful podcast S-Town, things aren’t always as they seem. In this compelling book, Maryrose Cuskelly gets to the core of

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Learned Crime with Dervla McTiernan

The Melbourne Athenaeum Library and Sisters in Crime Australia take pleasure in presenting Dervla McTiernan in conversation with Robyn Walton re Dervla’s latest book, The Scholar (out February). After several hotly contested publishing auctions, Dervla McTiernan’s debut novel, The Rúin (Harper Collins, 2018), became an instant bestseller which soared up the Australian charts and became

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Open invitation – the launch of What Lies Beneath Us by Kirsty Ferguson

Join us to celebrate the launch of What Lies Beneath Us by Kirsty Ferguson. Jessica James had the perfect life. She had a good job, supportive friends, and her husband Geoff and her son Jack both adored her. Everything changed the moment she found out she was having another child.  Now she’s a stay at home mum,

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Sulari Gentill – National Tour (28 February – 9 March)

MELBOURNE Thursday, February 28 at 6.30pm:  Sulari Gentill in conversation with Robert Gott Readings, 112 Acland Street, St Kilda. Free but please book : https://bit.ly/2Wr66vJ Sulari Gentill is the author of the award-winning and best-selling Rowland Sinclair mysteries, the Greek mythology adventure series The Hero Trilogy and the literary novel Crossing the Lines, which won the Ned Kelly Award last

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The past is never past: New mysteries with history

Toni Jordan, M J Tjia and Kirsten Alexander talk to Alison Goodman about why digging into the past provides such fertile themes and characters for crime writing. Award-winning Melbourne author Toni Jordan is the author of five novels. Her latest, The Fragments, is her first foray into the mystery world. Set in 1930s’ New York

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Crime across the ditch: Lucy Sussex reports on Rotorua Noir

New Zealand is a country of firsts, and Rotorua Noir was its debut crime fiction convention, held over the Australia Day weekend, 2019. The venue, appropriately the Shambles Theatre, was small, but a perfect confab resulted. Writers appeared from NZ, but also Australia (Michael Rowbotham), Iceland, Finland and the North of the British Isles. Rotorua

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BOOKED OUT – A Black Saturday Crime

Sisters in Crime Australia and the Port Phillip Library  Service present… 6 for 6.30pm, Thursday 14 February: A Black Saturday Crime Award-winning author Chloe Hooper talks to Robin Bowles about her latest book, The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire ( (Hamish Hamilton). What kind of person would deliberately set a firestorm? Hooper asks. What kind of

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CSI: Crime Story Investigations with Writers Victoria – Feb-June

In this season’s Reading for Writers, Writers Victoria gets forensic with CSI: Crime Story Investigations. The best crime fiction is renowned for its tight plotting, compelling narrative, quick pace, and morally ambivalent characters. Writers across all genres can learn from the classics. Featuring five of Australia’s best crime writers speaking about the crime stories that influenced

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Crime and romance with Jane Austen: Toni Jordan

‘You’re in love with love,’ my mother told me once. I must have been all of fourteen: flat-chested, grinning in shiny braces, complete with frightening, jutting headgear I wore at night. I went to girls’ school and I had no brothers. No men in the house at all. When my mother said that, about being

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