crime writing

Small Towns, Big Secrets, Criminal Intentions

Sue Williams, Aoife Clifford and Kerry McGinnis talk to Hazel Edwards about how crime can stalk dusty country roads as readily as the mean streets of the big cities. Live and Let Fry (Text Publishing) is the third book by Sue Williams to feature Cass Tuplin, proprietor of the Rusty Bore Takeaway (and unlicensed private

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Captivating Criminality 5: Crime Fiction: Insiders and Outsiders

The Captivating Criminality Network is delighted to announce its fifth UK conference. Building upon and developing ideas and themes from the previous four successful conferences, Crime Fiction: Insiders and Outsiders, will examine the ways in which Crime Fiction as a genre is able to incorporate both traditional ideas and themes, as well as those from

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YA Crime – Is it all grown up?

Three authors – Ellie Marney, Sarah Epstein and Lili Wilkinson  – talk to Jacqui Horwood about how their Young Adult crime novels are transgressing the traditional boundaries with themes of sex, drugs, violence and much more …   Award-winning Guilford author, Ellie Marney, originally conceived her latest YA crime/romantic suspense novel, No Limits, as a spin-off to her

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Small Spaces: Big themes – Q&A with Sarah Epstein

Sarah Epstein spoke to Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, about her debut YA novel, Small Spaces (Walker Books). Sarah is on a Sisters in Crime panel, YA Crime – Is it all grown up? 8pm Friday 22 June, Rising Sun Hotel, cnr Raglan Street and Eastern Road, South Melbourne Click here to book. Sarah,

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Getting away with murder: 101 books contend for Sisters in Crime’s 18th Davitt Awards

A record 101 books are in contention for Sisters in Crime Australia’s 18th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women.  This figure tops last year’s record by two. An astonishing 71 are adult crime novels and more than a third – 37 books in total – are debut offerings. Davitt judges’ wrangler, Jacqui

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Open invitation to the launch of Accidental Death: when things may not be as they seem by Robin Bowles

Please join us for the launch of Accidental Death: when things may not be as they seem by Robin Bowles. To be launched by Julian Burnside AO QC. This collection of stories centres on the idea of ‘accidental death’, and the upheaval caused in the lives of those who lose a loved one in this

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Danish crime writer Sissel-Jo Gazan to present Sisters in Crime’s 18th Davitt Awards

Sisters in Crime is delighted to announce that Danish crime writer Sissel-Jo Gazan will present Sisters in Crime’s 18th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women on Saturday 11 August, 6pm in Melbourne. (2018 Davitt Awards Long List) After talking about her ‘life in crime’ with author Leigh Redhead, Gazan will present six

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The perils of publishing overseas – Liz Porter reports 

It was early February this year and I had Readings St Kilda booked for a May launch of my third forensic science book Crime Scene Asia: when forensic evidence becomes the silent witness. Then it all went to hell. I found out that my Singapore publisher’s deal with their Australian distributor, Penguin, had died quietly

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BOOKED OUT!! Crime’s other victims: The professionals who deal with Australia’s most horrific murders

For its 12th Law Week event, Sisters in Crime Australia is joining forces with the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University to explore the stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to keep society safe – police officers, homicide detectives, paramedics, doctors, forensic scientists, a trauma cleaner – and an author who writes about murders.

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Be brought to book: new publisher calls for crime

Elephant Tree Publishing, a new addition to Australia’s somewhat beleaguered publishing industry, has put out the call for more crime – and lots of it. Mother and daughter team Dr Kathryn Spurling and Jennifer Brown-Leslie decided to launch Elephant Tree Publishing and Missing Pages Books because they were inspired by the expressive stories from popular

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