crime non-fiction

Val McDermid to present 20th Davitt Awards

Proudly supported by Swinburne University of Technology, Department of Media and Communication   Sisters in Crime Australia is thrilled that Val McDermid, Tartan Noir Queen and long-time Sisters friend, will present its 20th Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women and published in 2019. In a special online ceremony, Val will announce

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Geelong Regional Libraries – Rachael Brown and Vikki Petraitis – Lawyer X

Join Geelong Regional Libraries for this special preview event ahead of the 2020 Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival. On the panel are ABC investigative reporter and creator of new podcast Trace 2: The Informer, Rachael Brown, and author of Cops, Drugs, Lawyer X and Me, award-winning true crime writer, Vikki Petraitis. They will be joined by

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SOLD OUT: Sisters in Crime South Australia: Chapter launch & event at FEAST

Join with the South Australian members of Sisters in Crime for the launch of its new chapter and hear about Being a Criminal Barrister with Claire O’Connor & Investigating Crime Scenes with Detective Mike Newbury. The event will be hosted by Sisters in Crime South Australia, facilitated by SA Convenor, Dr Samantha Battams. 6.30pm Saturday

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Val McDermid to present 20th Davitt Awards

Proudly supported by Swinburne University of Technology, Department of Media and Communication   Sisters in Crime Australia is thrilled that Val McDermid, Tartan Noir Queen and long-time Sisters friend, will present its 20th Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women and published in 2019. In a special online ceremony, Val will announce the

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Sara Paretsky: award-winning writer & founder of Sisters in Crime

Sisters in Crime Australia is thrilled that Sara Paretsky, the founder of Sisters in Crime in the US and the creator of V. I. Warshawski series is our guest for this this week’s Murder Mondays interview with national co-convenor, Karina Kilmore.  (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)       

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A Criminologist’s Role in Miscarriages of Justice: Xanthé Mallett

My background is forensic science – specifically forensic anthropology, think Dr Temperance Brennan from the TV series Bones.  I still work with the police, often focusing on image analysis these days, comparing suspect images to a person of interest, this could be a suspect or another person the police wish to identify for operational reasons.

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Davitt Awards shortlist for best crime & mystery books announced

Twenty-four books crime and mystery books by Australian women are battling it out for Sisters in Crime’s 20th Davitt Awards – seven adult novels, three Young Adult (YA) novels, five children’s novels and nine non-fiction books. Nine books from all categories are competing for the debut award. Judges’ wrangler, Moraig Kisler, said that the judges

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Loretta Smith: The Allure of Photographs

The photographer Diane Arbus once said, “A photograph is a secret about a secret”. I think that’s what has always drawn me to photographs of all kinds, in particular portraits of people and especially the old black and whites. I have languished in op shops, staring into the faces of relatives whose relatives have consigned

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Ellie Marney: Writer for Young Adults, obsessive reader, criminal mastermind

For this week’s Murder Mondays, award-winning author, Ellie Marney, waxed lyrical about the craft of crime writing to Karina Kilmore, a debut crime writer, journalist and national convenor for Sisters in Crime. (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)    On her website Ellie Marney describes herself as a “writer for

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Coming to you via YouTube – Sisters in Crime@Law Week: The ABC of DNA

Sisters in Crime’s 14th Law Week is going online. It will be available for free viewing worldwide on YouTube at 6.3opm Friday 22 May. Details will be posted on Sisters in Crime website and Facebook page and will also be sent to members and supporters via the e-newsletter, A  Stab in the Dark, on Friday 29 May.

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