crime fiction

Deadly Secrets – The New England Writers’ Centre

  The New England Writers’ Centre presents Deadly Secrets, the second year of its popular crime writing event on Friday June 16 and Saturday June 17  This year its guest author is award-winning crime writer Emma Viskic. Emma, a Sisters in Crime member, won three Davitt Awards last year and also the Ned Kelly Award for best new

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Nordic Noir: the new cool

Sisters in Crime is marking winter with an event devoted to Scandinavian creative output of the criminal kind – “Nordic Noir: the new cool” – 8pm Friday June 30; The Rising Sun Hotel, cnr Raglan Street and Eastern Road, South Melbourne Over the past decade, the icy winds of Nordic Noir have swept through the worlds

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Q&A with Mikaela Bley: A welcome addition to the Nordic Noir stable

Sisters in Crime National Co-convenor, Robyn Walton, spoke to Mikaela about her debut Swedish thriller, Lycke (Scribe Publications), which will be discussed at Sisters in Crime’s Nordic Noir event on 30 June in Melbourne. Hello Mikaela. Congratulations on your excellent sales figures and the many favourable reviews you’ve received for Lycke. Thank you so much!

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“A gun has only one answer.” Q&A with Candice Fox

Robyn Walton, National co-convenor of Sisters in Crime Australia, spoke to Sydney-based author  Candice Fox about her latest book, Crimson Lake, (Bantam, 2017).  Hi Candice. Thanks for taking our questions. “A gun has only one answer.” That’s what your narrator, Ted, tells us in the first paragraph of Crimson Lake. The only company he’s had

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Crime at its Best – Queenscliffe Literary Festival

Author and Sisters in Crime member, Dorothy Johnston, will compere a panel of top crime writers – Jane Harper, Jock Serong and Mark Smith – at the Queenscliffe Literary Festival on Saturday 13 May. They’ll be debating how their strong rural and coastal themes build their plots. The Queenscliffe Literary Festival runs each weekend over May.

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Crime Writers’ Workshop – Queenscliffe Literary Festival

Lawyer turned author and Sisters in Crime member, Anna George, will run an introduction to Crime Writing and Plotting Workshop  at the Queenscliffe Literary Festival on Saturday 13 May, 10am-1pm. Limited numbers so book soon. The Queenscliffe Literary Festival runs each weekend over May. Bookings: http://queenscliffeliteraryfestival.com.au/

Everyone is an outlaw

FIONA CAPP: I first came to crime through listening to the Stan Freburg satires of hard boiled police investigations such as St George and the Dragon Net and Little Blue Riding Hood on an antique gramophone. Later I binged on Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler. But I never thought, I want to write a crime novel.

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Another Stella performance by Heather Rose

Congratulations to Heather Rose who won the Stella Prize and $50,000 on 18  April. Heather won Sisters in Crime’s Davitt Award for best adult novel in 2006 with The Butterfly Man (University of Queensland Press). It was based on a fictional Lord Lucan ending up in Tasmania. The ending brought many to tears. Click here to

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Treacherous waters: new undercurrents in crime

Authors Candice Fox, Tania Chandler and Fiona Capp talk to Jacqui Horwood about their new novels – all with water as the scene of the crime – and much, much more.

Entries for the Davitts – Women’s Crime Book Awards – Close Friday 28 April

Publishers have until Friday 28 April to enter Sisters in Crime Australia’s 17th Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books by Australian women. Six Davitt Awards will be presented at a gala dinner in Melbourne in late August: Best Adult Novel; Best Young Adult Novel; Best Children’s Novel; Best Non-fiction Book; Best Debut

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