crime fiction

Captivating Criminality 5: Crime Fiction: Insiders and Outsiders

The Captivating Criminality Network is delighted to announce its fifth UK conference. Building upon and developing ideas and themes from the previous four successful conferences, Crime Fiction: Insiders and Outsiders, will examine the ways in which Crime Fiction as a genre is able to incorporate both traditional ideas and themes, as well as those from

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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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Danish crime writer Sissel-Jo Gazan to present Sisters in Crime’s 18th Davitt Awards

Sisters in Crime is delighted to announce that Danish crime writer Sissel-Jo Gazan will present Sisters in Crime’s 18th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women on Saturday 11 August, 6pm in Melbourne. (2018 Davitt Awards Long List) After talking about her ‘life in crime’ with author Leigh Redhead, Gazan will present six

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BOOKED OUT!! Crime’s other victims: The professionals who deal with Australia’s most horrific murders

For its 12th Law Week event, Sisters in Crime Australia is joining forces with the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University to explore the stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to keep society safe – police officers, homicide detectives, paramedics, doctors, forensic scientists, a trauma cleaner – and an author who writes about murders.

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Be brought to book: new publisher calls for crime

Elephant Tree Publishing, a new addition to Australia’s somewhat beleaguered publishing industry, has put out the call for more crime – and lots of it. Mother and daughter team Dr Kathryn Spurling and Jennifer Brown-Leslie decided to launch Elephant Tree Publishing and Missing Pages Books because they were inspired by the expressive stories from popular

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25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards launched – with a body or two in the library

Sisters in Crime Australia’s 25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards were launched by Dr Angela Savage at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Library on 27 April. Almost $10,000 is on offer in prize money. The event included dramatic readings of three winning ‘body in the library’ stories – ‘Jane’ by Narrelle M Harris (read by Jane Clifton), ‘Caught on Camera’

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KYD Podcast: Past Imperfect with Sisters In Crime

Kill Your Darlings joined Sisters in Crime last month for our event Past Imperfect with three authors of celebrated the debut novels of Dervla McTiernan (The Rúin), Sarah Schmidt (See What I Have Done) and Katherine Kovacic (The Portrait of Molly Dean). Listen in as they discuss the mix of historical facts and speculation that fuelled their criminally good reads with chair Robyn Walton. This event was recorded

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Slips of the tongue (& pen): How forensic linguistics is transforming crime detection

Georgina Heydon, Associate Professor in Criminology and Justice Studies at RMIT, was the star attraction at Sisters in Crime 2013 Law Week event. Now the President of the International Association of Forensic Linguists, Georgina organised the sponsorship of the inaugural award for the Best Forensic Linguistics Story in the 2018 Scarlet Stiletto Awards. Here she

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Jewish Noir@Melbourne Jewish Book Week

Jewish Noir: 3pm Sunday 6 May Venue: Gunuwarra Room, St Kilda Town Hall Carmel Shute from Sisters in Crime Australia speaks to three crime authors – Israel’s Dror Mishani, and Australia’s Nathan Besser and Megan Goldin, about what the crime genre has to say about contemporary society and the light it sheds on people, places and problems. Book Now >

Anna Snoekstra @the Clunes Booktown Festival

Author talk by Anna Snoekstra re her second crime novel, Little Secrets. Little Secrets (Harlequin) is a stand-alone thriller like her debut novel, Only Daughter, which has been optioned in the US by Universal Pictures. Little Secrets started out as a short story for the Scarlet Stiletto Awards a few years back, but kept growing and growing

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