crime fiction

Best holiday crime reads

Sisters in Crime asked authors and convenors which two books they’d recommend for holiday reading. Here’s what they said: ANN BYRNE (Sisters in Crime Life Member) The Long Drop – Denise Mina (Penguin Books Australia – 2017) : The Long Drop is Denise Mina’s first foray into true crime. It is the story of Peter

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24th Scarlet Stiletto Awards – presented by Sigrid Thornton, icon of Australian screen and stage

Reminder: Bookings close Wednesday 15 November.  Click to book: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-scarlet-stiletto-cocktail-party-awards-tickets-39036000729 Join us for champagne and canapés as we celebrate Australia’s crime-writing talent at Sisters in Crime’s Scarlet Stiletto Awards. This year, 186 entries vied for glory, but only 26 stories were shortlisted for the 13 awards (Scarlet-Stiletto-entry-form-2017). Catch up with your favourite authors including Anne Buist, Hazel

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Open invitation to the launch of Intruder by Leonie Johnson

You are all welcome to attend the launch  of Intruder (Sid Harta Publishing), the debut novel by Leonie Johnson. Every woman’s worst nightmare – A gripping tale of the life of a once blissfully happy woman whose existence is rendered a social outcast by the relentlessness of an intrusive sexual predator. Set in the suburbs of

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Open invitation to the launch of Sandi Wallace’s first short-fiction collection, On The Job

10 November 2017 is release day for Sandi Wallace’s first short-fiction collection, On The Job She hopes you can join the celebration! Happy Hour, Happy Day, Drop-In ‘on the job’ Book Launch Friday 10 November from 5.00pm to 7.00pm – SOOKI LOUNGE, 1648 Burwood Hwy, Belgrave Drop in over Happy Hour—5.00-7.00pm—to chat with Sandi about her new

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A Gold Dagger for Jane Harper

Sisters in Crime sends its warmest congratulations to Jane Harper who yesterday won the Crime Writers’ Association of Britain’s top crime writing award, the Gold Dagger.  Jane won  two Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards  (Best Adult Novel and Readers’ Choice) in August and then a week later took out the Ned Kelly Award for Best First

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The Killer Weekend (London)

Killer Women Want to write a crime novel? Got an idea but unsure how to progress it? Like to know more about how to get published? Keen to pitch your idea to top editors and agents? Enjoy a weekend of practical workshops, exclusive masterclasses and pitch sessions given by top crime writers, publishers and agents,

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Sensational seconds

Authors Emma Viskic, Anna Snoekstra and J M Green discuss how to triumph over ‘second novel syndrome’ and much much more with Maggie Baron. To be followed by the AGM. And Fire Came Down (Bonnier Publishing) Emma Viskic’s second novel, again features Caleb Zelic, a deaf private detective. When a young woman is killed after

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Crime writing as therapy

Karen M. Davis: If I had been asked ten years ago if I would ever write a book, I would have laughed and said that I didn’t have the inclination or the know-how. However, I’ve learned that real life is unpredictable and truly stranger than fiction. I started writing as therapy and unexpectedly found an

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Secretive Swan Island: Q&A with Dorothy Johnston

Dorothy spoke to Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, about her latest novel,The Swan Island Connection (For Pity Sake, 2017).  Dorothy, thanks for this second novel in your Sea-Change Mystery series set in regional Victoria. Like its predecessor, Through A Camel’s Eye, it features Senior Constable Chris Blackie and Constable Anthea Merritt.  Your novel

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Launch of Dark Matters: A Novel by Susan Hawthorne

You are all invited to the launch of Dark Matters:A Novel (Spinifex Press) by Susan Hawthorne. Launcher: Marion Campbell How do we pass on stories hidden by shame and resistance to shame? Collected Works, 1/37 Swanston Street, Melbourne 6 for 6.30pm Wednesday 18 October