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Registrations open for Rotorua Noir: New Zealand’s first-ever crime festival

Seventy-five years ago Dame Ngaio Marsh crafted one of the Golden Age’s most startling deaths, with the victim lured to his end in a thermal mud pool. Next January, crime writers from several countries will be gathering near the crime scene on New Zealand’s volcanic plateau for Rotorua Noir, the inaugural New Zealand crime and thriller writing festival. Rotorua Noir will

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Vale Mary-Ann Metcalf, a founder of Sisters in Crime Australia

It is with great sadness that Sisters in Crime Australia notes the death of Mary-Ann Metcalf on 22 July, at the age of 61. Secretary and National Co-convenor, Carmel Shute, said Mary-Ann’s shared enthusiasm for crime writing was critical to the formation of the organisation. “Mary-Ann and I knew each other from the lefty International

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Small Towns, Big Crowds

Almost 100 crime fans crammed into South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel for Sisters in Crime’s Small Towns, Big Secrets, Criminal Intentions event on 20 July. The theme obviously struck a chord and writers Sue Williams, Kerry McGinnis and Aoife Clifford certainly knew how to play it. Under the gentle probing of compere and fellow author,

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Small Towns, Big Secrets, Criminal Intentions

Sue Williams, Aoife Clifford and Kerry McGinnis talk to Hazel Edwards about how crime can stalk dusty country roads as readily as the mean streets of the big cities. Live and Let Fry (Text Publishing) is the third book by Sue Williams to feature Cass Tuplin, proprietor of the Rusty Bore Takeaway (and unlicensed private

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Talking Turkey: Q&A with August Thomas

Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, spoke to the wonderfully-named August Thomas about her debut book, Liar’s Candle (Simon & Schuster). Hello, August, and congratulations on the publication of Liar’s Candle. You’ve given us an espionage thriller set in contemporary Turkey, your protagonist a young woman who’s an intern at the US embassy in Ankara.

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The scene of the crime moves to the country in Sisters in Crime’s 18th Davitt Awards

Sisters in Crime has announced a shortlist of 27 books for its 18th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women – six adult novels, three Young Adult (YA) novels, four children’s novels, four non-fiction books and 10 debut books. All bar three of the books contending for the best debut book are also

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YA Crime – Is it all grown up?

Three authors – Ellie Marney, Sarah Epstein and Lili Wilkinson  – talk to Jacqui Horwood about how their Young Adult crime novels are transgressing the traditional boundaries with themes of sex, drugs, violence and much more …   Award-winning Guilford author, Ellie Marney, originally conceived her latest YA crime/romantic suspense novel, No Limits, as a spin-off to her

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Small Spaces: Big themes – Q&A with Sarah Epstein

Sarah Epstein spoke to Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, about her debut YA novel, Small Spaces (Walker Books). Sarah is on a Sisters in Crime panel, YA Crime – Is it all grown up? 8pm Friday 22 June, Rising Sun Hotel, cnr Raglan Street and Eastern Road, South Melbourne Click here to book. Sarah,

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True Crime at the Frankston RSL with Robin Bowles & Vikki Petraitis

Join the Frankston RSL  for a night of True Crime with  Sisters in Crime members Robin Bowles & Vikki Petraitis Robin Bowles Robin Bowles has been writing crime since 1997, when she read the story of the death of Bonnie Doon housewife, Jennifer Tanner, and decided things didn’t add up. Robin writes about more than

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Open invitation to the launch of Accidental Death: when things may not be as they seem by Robin Bowles

Please join us for the launch of Accidental Death: when things may not be as they seem by Robin Bowles. To be launched by Julian Burnside AO QC. This collection of stories centres on the idea of ‘accidental death’, and the upheaval caused in the lives of those who lose a loved one in this

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