crime writing

Cancelled: Writing NSW: Crime Writing Fundamentals with Sarah Barrie

Have you always wanted to know how to write crime? Or do you have a crime novel underway that needs work? Crime Writing Fundamentals with best-selling author Sarah Barrie, is suitable for anyone who wants to learn how to write a successful crime novel. Sarah Barrie Sarah Barrie is an Australian author writing suspense in rural settings.

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Postponed: Natalie Conyer in conversation with Catherine du Peloux Menagé@Mosman Library (Sydney)

Sydney Sister in Crime, Natalie Conyer, will be in conversation with Catherine du Peloux Menagé, the secretary of the new NSW Chapter, about her debut thriller,  Present Tense (Clan Destine Press): 10.30 am-11.30 am, Friday 8 May –  Mosman Library, Barry O’Keefe Library, Library Walk, 604 Military Road, Mosman Present Tense is a riveting hard-boiled police

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Val McDermid first guest for Murder Mondays

Sisters in Crime is thrilled to announce that Tartan Noir Queen, Val McDermid, will be its very first guest on its new weekly crime craft session, Murder Mondays, which premieres on YouTube at 6.00pm 11 May. McDermid will be interrogated by Sisters in Crime national convenor, Karina Kilmore, to kickstart its free weekly Q&A video

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Open: 2020 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing

The New England Writers’ Centre is proud to announce that entries are now open for the 2020 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing. In this, the eighth year of the Prize, there are six awards on offer for crime writers. All genres of crime writing are eligible, from hard-boiled to comic, paranormal to rural,

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Murder Takes a Holiday

During the pandemic lockdown, overseas travel is out of the question and we’re lucky to take a walk in the local park even whilst observing social distancing. One of crime fiction’s many virtues is that it allows us to travel to exotic locations from the safety and comfort of the couch or bed. Sisters in

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A new $30,000 literary prize for historical fiction

With prize money of $30,000, the new ARA Historical Novel Prize gives Australian and New Zealand historical novelists the chance to be recognised in a class of their own, with the most significant prize purse for any genre-based prize in Australasia. The ARA Historical Novel Prize has been made possible by the generosity of its

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Book launch: The Long Shadow by Anne Buist

Book launch: The Long Shadow We are raising our (socially isolated) champagne glasses to celebrate the release of Anne Buist’s latest killer novel, The Long Shadow. This engrossing book introduces readers to psychologist Isabel Harris as she tries to unravel the mystery behind a baby’s death 25 years previously. (Anne is an active member of

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Soon online – Burning issues: crime writers blaze a new trail

The live event is cancelled, but the ‘in conversation’ is being recorded and will be available for free viewing worldwide on YouTube on Sunday 26 April. Details will also be sent to members and supporters via the e-newsletter, A  Stab in the Dark, on Sunday 26 April. Writers Chloe Hooper, Kimberley Starr and Leisl Leighton talk

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Crime writers blaze a new trail: Burning Issues now on YouTube

Now on YouTube!  In Burning Issues, writers Chloe Hooper, Kimberley Starr and Leisl Leighton talk with Maggie Baron about how their crime books get up close and personal with arson and bushfires and confront some of the most uncomfortable realities of life in a sunburnt country. Great ideas, great insights and lively discussion. Chloe Hooper’s acclaimed

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A crime novel for the pandemic? Q&A with Susan Hurley

Robyn Walton, Vice-President of Sisters in Crime Australia, talks to Dr Susan Hurley, about her amazingly topical novel, Eight Lives (Affirm Press, 2019), and the science that underpins it. So, Susan, in Eight Lives the US government stockpiles 30 million doses of Pandaid, a treatment for a pandemic virus, at a cost of $1.5 billion

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