crime fiction

Entries for the 20th Davitt Awards for Women’s Crime Books now open

Sisters in Crime Australia’s 20th Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books by Australian women are now open. Publishers have until Thursday 30 April to enter. Self-published books are eligible. Books co-authored or edited by men are not. This year the Davitts are again sponsored by Swinburne University of Technology. Six Davitt Awards

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“Flawed Heroes” goes online

Sisters in Crime’s panel discussion event, Flawed Heroes, originally scheduled as a live show for 8pm Friday 3 April at South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel, will now be Zoomed to the world. Authors Emma Viskic, Karina Kilmore and Natalie Conyer will talk to Jacqui Horwood about the flawed heroes of their crime novels as they grapple with an equally flawed world. We’ll

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POSTPONED: Karina Kilmore in conversation@Readings St Kilda (Vic)

Karina Kilmore, debut author and Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, will be interrogated by high profile true-crime writer Andrew Rule about her new thriller Where the Truth Lies. Join us for a gripping evening of all things crime. Where the Truth Lies, was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript and

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Deadly Worlds

L.A. Larkin & Natalie Conyer Double Book Launch at Readings St Kilda   Sisters in Crime Australia, Clan Destine Press, and Readings announce a double-book event featuring two awesome crime/thriller writers – and their brand new books. Prey by L.A. Larkin and Present Tense by Natalie Conyer are both set in South Africa, and will

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Karina Kilmore in conversation@Better Read Than Dead (Sydney)

When both Jane Harper and Christian White call a book compelling, that’s a good reason to pick it up. In Where the truth lies, investigative journalist with a troubled past, Chrissie O’Brien, becomes obsessed with finding out the truth about the apparently accidental death of a female dockworker she thinks was murder. This puts her

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Celebrate International Women’s Day with Write On with Jane Clifton@Acheron (Vic)

On International Women’s Day, Saturday 8 March, crime writer (and Sisters in Crime member) Jane Clifton will present Write On! at Marian Rennie’s Studio Gallery in Acheron – just past Marysville and a bit before Alexandra. It’s a smidge over 2 hours from the Melbourne CBD. Workshoppers can come for the afternoon, organise a sleepover

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Wendy Lewis in conversation@Better Read Than Dead (Newtown, Sydney)

Who is Richard Hauptmann? Why should he forgive us? And can a true crime writer write short stories? Find out at this free event for book lovers looking for something a little out-of-left-field. Wendy Lewis discusses her new short story collection Please Forgive Us, Richard Hauptmann with Ashley Kalagian Blunt! Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at

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Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears

Join Sisters in Crime for a special screening of Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, the stand-alone action-adventure feature film that picks up the story from the end of the third television series of the acclaimed Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. In her debut cinematic adventure, detective-extraordinaire the Hon. Miss Phryne Fisher embarks on an exotic 1920s

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Hindsight and history

Sulari Gentill, Kirsten Alexander and Kirsty Manning dissected their most recent historical mysteries with Kelly Gardiner at Sisters in Crime’s Melbourne event, The Past is Never Dead, on 21 February. It was wonderfully successful – big crowd, big ideas and big laughs. Since then, we asked all panellists to comment on how writers use readers’

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Live event cancelled: Flawed heroes with Emma Viskic, Karina Kilmore, Natalie Conyer & Jacqui Horwood

The live event is cancelled but Sisters in Crime is exploring online options featuring the authors. Stay posted.   Emma Viskic, Karina Kilmore and Natalie Conyer explore the flawed heroes of their crime novels as they grapple with an equally flawed world. Chaired by author Jacqui Horwood. Their protagonists – a deaf private detective, an investigative journalist

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