crime writing

2017 Ned Kelly Awards Night

Join us for a criminally good evening of storytelling, prizes and laughter at the annual Ned Kelly Awards. Hosted by Jane Clifton, the Ned Kelly Awards celebrates Australia’s finest crime writing with awards for the best Crime Fiction, First Crime Fiction, True Crime and the S.D Harvey Short Story Award. The night will also feature

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Sea Change or Tree Change?– Negotiating the Scene of the crime

The role that place occupies in the crime novel was centrepiece of the debate held by Sisters in Crime in Melbourne on 27 July. Sisters in Crime convenor and author, Janice Simpson put three crime authors through their paces – Leigh Straw, Sarah Bailey and Dorothy Johnston. Dorothy Johnston has set her new crime series

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How to Write a Crime Novel

Carolyn Morwood: Dig Two Graves (Hybrid Publishers) is my sixth published novel and in learning how to write a novel, I’ve tried various approaches, from strict planning to improvising and everywhere in-between. While both ends of the planning-improvising spectrum have their strengths, neither are foolproof. With planning, I was too boxed in. With improvising, I

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Social Justice Warrior: Q&A with Kelly Brooke Nicholls

Kelly Brooke Nicholls talks to Sisters in Crime’s Robyn Walton about her debut novel, A Reluctant Warrior (The Author People). Hello Kelly. Congratulations not only on the publication of your novel but on your career as a human rights defender in Colombia and other countries and later in Washington DC. Most of haven’t visited Colombia

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Jane Harper’s The Dry double winner at Sisters in Crime’s 17th Davitt Awards for best crime books

The Dry (Pan Macmillan) by Melbourne author Jane Harper took out two awards at Sisters in Crime’s 17th Davitt Awards for best crime books by women on Saturday night (26 August) at Melbourne’s Thornbury Theatre. Her debut novel won Davitts for Best Adult Novel and Readers’ Choice, as judged by the 600 members of Sisters

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Open invitation – Launch of Emma Viskic’s And Fire Came Down 

You are all invited to the launch of Emma Viskic’s And Fire Came Down – a novel about a deaf private investigator dealing with a murder mystery, loss, racial tensions and secrets. Launched by Toni Jordan. Emma Viskic is an award-winning Australian crime writer. Her critically acclaimed debut novel Resurrection Bay won the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for best

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Open invitation: Launch of No Limits by Ellie Marney

All welcome to the launch of Ellie Marney’s No Limits – New #LoveOzYA romantic crime from the author of the award-winning Every series… 6.30pm Friday 18 August, Dymocks, Lower Ground, 234 Collins Street, Melbourne  Boozer, brawler, ladies’ man – nineteen-year-old Harris Derwent is not a good guy. Injured and unemployed, he’s about to find out what

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Invitation to launch of Too Easy by J. M. Green

Scribe Publications takes great pleasure in inviting members and supporters of Sisters in Crime Australia to the launch of Too Easy, the second Stella Hardy novel by Sisters in Crime member,  J. M. Green. by Peter Doyle, two-time Ned Kelly winning author of Get Rich Quick and Amaze Your Friends Click here to read J.

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Noir at the Bar

All are invited to  the 2nd Noir at the Bar Melbourne, Grub Street Bookshop,  379 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Five cool Noir fiction readings from Des Murray, Jessica Currie,  Annie Hauxwell, Iain Ryan and Laura Elizabeth Woollett. Cheap drinks and books for sale. See you there.

Heels dig in: Scarlet Stiletto Awards Crime Short Story Competition turns 24

Bonnier Publishing Australia, home to Five Mile and Echo imprints, is now the proud sponsor of the $1500 first prize in the 24th Scarlet Stiletto Awards, Sisters in Crime Australia’s annual short story competition. Publishing director Kay Scarlett said it was not just the similarity in names that had spurred her and Bonnier Publishing Australia

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