crime fiction

Close-knit communities are hotbeds for (fictional) crimes!

Friday 27 September was a public holiday for the ALF Grand Final in Victoria but discriminating women (and men) found themselves at South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel listening to Kylie Kaden, Petronella McGovern and Felicity McLean talk to Karina Kilmore-Barrymore about how home and family can be a cauldron for crime, bringing with it abductions,

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The Dark Adapted Eye: The challenges of taking crime books to the screen

Fiona Eagger, Dee McLachlan and Vikki Petraitis talk to Senior Professor Sue Turnbull about staying true to the source as it is adapted to the medium of film or television. What strategies are involved?  How do pictures, music, sound, and colour combine to tell a complex story that was originally told only in words? What stays and what goes? And is there

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Sisters in Crime’s Davitt Awards triumph women crime writers

Perth-based author Dervla McTiernan won the best adult novel award for her debut Irish police procedural, The Rúin (HarperCollins Publishers Australia) at Sisters in Crime’s 19th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women on Saturday night (31 August). McTiernan is one of the many Australian women’s crime writers enjoying massive popularity and attracting

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Domestic noir goes bush

Kylie Kaden, Petronella McGovern and Felicity McLean talk to Karina Kilmore-Barrymore about how home and family can be a cauldron for crime, bringing with it abductions, incarcerations, infidelity and missing children – even in the apparent safety of small rural and coastal towns.   Since being plucked from the Penguin Random House slush pile, Brisbane

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History Repeats: 2019 Historical Novel Society Australasia Conference

A major event celebrating writers and readers of historical fiction will be take place on 25-27 October 2019 at the historic Parramatta campus of Western Sydney University . The weekend of interviews, panels, discussions and historical weapons re-enactments will be a celebration of all forms of the genre. Historical crime writers, Janet Lee, Catherine Jinks,

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Murder Village: An Improvised Whodunnit

After sell-out runs at 2018’s Fringe and 2019’s Comedy Festival, Murder Village reopens its gates for more improvised Agatha Christie mysteries. Attend Sisters in Crime’s Domestic Noir event on Friday 27 September, and you could win one of three double-passes.  Step into the world of a 1950s’ English village where anyone could be dispatched at

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Domestic noir goes bush@8pm Friday 27 September, Rising Sun Hotel

Kylie Kaden, Petronella McGovern and Felicity McLean will talk to Karina Kilmore-Barrymore  on Friday 27 September at South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel about how home and family can be a cauldron for crime, bringing with it abductions, incarcerations, infidelity and missing children – even in the apparent safety of small rural and coastal towns. Come along early and

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“High adventure”: Joanne Drayton’s interview with Arts Alive

New Zealand author Joanne Drayton spoke to Arts Alive’s Vincent O’Donnell when she was in Melbourne to present Sisters in Crime 19th Davitt Awards on 31 August 2019. The program was syndicated to 40+ community radio stations across Australia. The interview goes for around 20 minutes. Credits: Vincent O’Donnell and Joanne Drayton  

Sarah to the power of two – Event Launch

Sisters in Crime and Readings St Kilda are delighted to launch Where the dead go (Allen & Unwin), the final book in the Gemma Woodstock trilogy by Sarah Bailey and Lapse (Text Publishing), the first novel in the Clementine Jones series by Sarah Thornton.  The two Sarahs will be in conversation with  Carmel Shute, Sisters

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Open invitation: A.M. Stuart on Singapore Sapphire: A Harriet Gordon Mystery

A.M. Stuart will be talking about her new book, Singapore Sapphire: A Harriet Gordon Mystery, Wednesday Wednesday 11 September, 6.30 pm, at Williamstown Library, 104 Ferguson St., Williamstown. Harriet Gordon stumbles into a murderous web of stolen gems and cutthroat thieves as she runs from her tragic past in an enthralling new historical mystery series set in

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