crime fiction

Red Dirt Week – Fight for Your Genre Day (Crime) – Sydney

Special Event Offer Book in at the ASA member price and save $100  on the Red Dirt Week – Fight for Your Genre Day (Crime) in Sydney $175 inc GST (normally $275 inc GST for non-members) Special offer expires 5pm AEDT Monday 12 March 2018, so be quick! About the day: Monday 19th March 2018, 10am-5pm  Suite C1.05 22-36

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BOOKED OUT!!!The secret life of a crime scene cleaner

Sisters in Crime Australia and the Port Phillip Library Service present … Sarah Krasnostein speaks to Ruth Wykes about Sandra Pankhurst who for 20 years has cleaned houses in which people have died – sometimes violently, sometimes through drugs and, very often, alone. Krasnostein’s debut book, The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in Death, Decay

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New venue: Open invitation to the launch of Once a Copper by Vikki Petraitis

His car was firebombed by corrupt cops, and contracts taken out by notorious hitmen, but no one was off-limits to Brian ‘Skull’ Murphy’s fearless fight against crime. Best-selling true crime writer, Vikki Petraitis, brings Brian’s story to national attention. Petraitis explores the many facets of The Skull’s story. Starting on the mean streets of South Melbourne,

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Open invitation – launch of Amanda Howard’s new book,  Killing Time

Sisters in Crime members and supporters are all welcome to the launch of Amanda Howard’s new book,  Killing Time. She returns to Campbelltown Library with the launch of her new book, a horror anthology of thrilling short stories. Followed by Q&A. www.amandahoward.com.au 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Wednesday  7 March Campbelltown City Library, 1 Hurley St, Campbelltown NSW 2560 Free

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Entries for the Davitts Women’s Crime Book Awards now open

Sisters in Crime Australia’s 18th Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books by Australian women are now open. Publishers have until Friday 20 April to enter. For the first time, self-published books are eligible to enter. Six Davitt Awards will be presented at a gala dinner in Melbourne, probably in late August or

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Write On! Workshop with Jane Clifton

Write On Workshop – Yes, W.O.W! Got a story to tell but don’t know where to start? Started a story but don’t know where to go next? Need some help, inspiration and a few pointers? Join Jane Clifton who has  written 4 crime novels and a memoir,  learned a lot along the way and is

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Dervla McTiernan, Sisters in Crime and the new golden age of crime writing

Sisters in Crime gets big coverage in Fairfax Media today (12 February). It’s all thanks to a full-page article by Linda Morris about Dervla McTiernan whose debut novel, The Ruin, is out in April. Dervla credits being shortlisted in the 2015 Scarlet Stiletto Awards with giving her enough confidence to go through five drafts of

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Sydney writer Rowena Harding-Smith takes out Sisters in Crime’s 24th Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Award

Sydney writer Rowena Harding-Smith (Annandale, NSW) took out the 24th Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Award presented on Saturday night (18 November) at Melbourne’s Swinburne University of Technology by actor Sigrid Thornton (below). A hundred crime fans braved the tempest to attend the ceremony. Harding-Smith was awarded The Bonnier Publishing First Prize ($1500) for “Locked In,

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Domestic Noir: Why the family is a cauldron for crime

Murders, infidelity, custody disputes, abductions and incarcerations can bring domestic living to boiling point, making the home an unsafe place to be – especially for women and children. Together, host Vikki Petraitis and authors Anne Buist, Megan Norris and Emily Webb will compare and contrast the approaches taken by novelists and true crime authors to

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Method Writing with Anne Buist

Anne Buist is the author of the series featuring forensic psychiatrist, Natalie King. Here she ponders the oft-given advice, about writing what you know We all know actors do it—research who they are to play by living their lives, wearing their clothes, walking in their shoes. They lose or gain vast amounts of weight (Adrien Brody for

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