Book tickets Sisters in Crime convenor and author Janice Simpson puts three crime authors under the spotlight – Leigh Straw, Sarah Bailey and Dorothy Johnston – to explore what happens when crime (fiction) shifts to the coast or country: to Fremantle, the fictional NSW country town of Smithson and Queenscliff, respectively. Leigh Straw is a
Sarah Bailey talked to Robyn Walton, national co-convenor of Sisters in Crime Australia, about her debut novel The Dark Lake (Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2017) Hello Sarah and congratulations on the very positive reviews you’ve been receiving. Your debut novel is being likened to Jane Harper’s successful first novel, The Dry. How are you feeling?
London-born Australian Lesley Truffle has traveled extensively and worked in London and Japan. At present she’s living in a garret in Melbourne. She’s worked as a secondary teacher, photographer, hotel maid, fringe actor and in art galleries, bars, nightclubs and other jobs too ghastly to mention. While exhibiting her art photography in Melbourne galleries Lesley
Sisters in Crime has announced the shortlist for its 17th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women. Jacqui Horwood, the Davitt Judges wrangler, said that judges faced the monumental task of reading nearly 100 books, many of them books by first time authors. ‘Overall, the judges have been impressed with the quality
Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, Robyn Walton, spoke to WA author Leigh Straw about two of her recent books: Limestone (Kennedy and Boyd, Edinburgh, 2015) and The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh (NewSouth, Sydney, 2016) Hello Leigh. Shall we start by talking about your debut crime fiction novel, Limestone?
Sarah Bailey: When the premise of The Dark Lake first popped into my mind, I swiftly pushed it away. It was April 2015 and I was around 25,000 words into another manuscript, a story that I was really passionate about. 25,000 words was the closest I had gotten to a finished book and I was incredibly
Book tickets Over the past decade, the icy winds of Nordic noir have swept through the worlds of crime fiction, feature film and television drama. The mood (gloomy and bleak) and look (dark and grim) combined with compelling narratives, strong female characters and the distinctive landscapes of Scandinavia have attracted huge numbers of devotees globally.
Murder in Mount Martha is the first crime novel by Melbourne author Janice Simpson. Janice is a national co-convenor of Sisters in Crime. Steeped in Melbourne’s past and historically accurate, Murder in Mount Martha is inspired by a real-life unsolved murder. It is an exciting and harrowing tale of what might have happened on the dark
Murder in Mount Martha is the first crime novel by Melbourne author Janice Simpson. Janice is a national co-convenor of Sisters in Crime Steeped in Melbourne’s past and historically accurate, Murder in Mount Martha is inspired by a real-life unsolved murder. It is an exciting and harrowing tale of what might have happened on
Sisters in Crime Australia is appealing to members and supporters to donate towards its 17th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women. This year, 99 crime books are in contention for the awards, due to be presented in Melbourne in late August. “Become a partner in crime and give Australian women crime writers