crime writing

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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Past Imperfect: Delving into the swirl of history, murder and intrigue

Three debut authors – Dervla McTiernan, Sarah Schmidt and Katherine Kovacic – in conversation with Robyn Walton will discuss how their novels shine a light on unsolved crimes, both real and imagined. Dervla McTiernan’s novel, The Rúin (HarperCollins Australia), is set in Ireland. Detective Cormac Reilly is assigned to re-investigate a seemingly accidental overdose that happened twenty

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BOOKED OUT!!!The secret life of a crime scene cleaner

Sisters in Crime Australia and the Port Phillip Library Service present … Sarah Krasnostein speaks to Ruth Wykes about Sandra Pankhurst who for 20 years has cleaned houses in which people have died – sometimes violently, sometimes through drugs and, very often, alone. Krasnostein’s debut book, The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in Death, Decay

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Open invitation – launch of Amanda Howard’s new book,  Killing Time

Sisters in Crime members and supporters are all welcome to the launch of Amanda Howard’s new book,  Killing Time. She returns to Campbelltown Library with the launch of her new book, a horror anthology of thrilling short stories. Followed by Q&A. www.amandahoward.com.au 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Wednesday  7 March Campbelltown City Library, 1 Hurley St, Campbelltown NSW 2560 Free

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Write On! Workshop with Jane Clifton

Write On Workshop – Yes, W.O.W! Got a story to tell but don’t know where to start? Started a story but don’t know where to go next? Need some help, inspiration and a few pointers? Join Jane Clifton who has  written 4 crime novels and a memoir,  learned a lot along the way and is

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Dervla McTiernan, Sisters in Crime and the new golden age of crime writing

Sisters in Crime gets big coverage in Fairfax Media today (12 February). It’s all thanks to a full-page article by Linda Morris about Dervla McTiernan whose debut novel, The Ruin, is out in April. Dervla credits being shortlisted in the 2015 Scarlet Stiletto Awards with giving her enough confidence to go through five drafts of

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Sydney writer Rowena Harding-Smith takes out Sisters in Crime’s 24th Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Award

Sydney writer Rowena Harding-Smith (Annandale, NSW) took out the 24th Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Award presented on Saturday night (18 November) at Melbourne’s Swinburne University of Technology by actor Sigrid Thornton (below). A hundred crime fans braved the tempest to attend the ceremony. Harding-Smith was awarded The Bonnier Publishing First Prize ($1500) for “Locked In,

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Domestic Noir: Why the family is a cauldron for crime

Murders, infidelity, custody disputes, abductions and incarcerations can bring domestic living to boiling point, making the home an unsafe place to be – especially for women and children. Together, host Vikki Petraitis and authors Anne Buist, Megan Norris and Emily Webb will compare and contrast the approaches taken by novelists and true crime authors to

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Method Writing with Anne Buist

Anne Buist is the author of the series featuring forensic psychiatrist, Natalie King. Here she ponders the oft-given advice, about writing what you know We all know actors do it—research who they are to play by living their lives, wearing their clothes, walking in their shoes. They lose or gain vast amounts of weight (Adrien Brody for

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Killer Cults – talk by Amanda Howard

Amanda Howard, series regular on Studio 10 ,will be giving a fascinating talk on Killer Cults and the Messianic minds of Cult Leaders. www.amandahoward.com.au Her talk is 12:30 – 1:30pm Psychic Sunday, Fairfield City Museum and Gallery, 634 The Horsley Drv, Smithfield https://www.psychicsunday.com.au/

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