crime writing

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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Leisl Leighton: Blazing Fear: The pathology of fire-setting

Leisl Leighton together with Kimberley Starr and Chloe Hooper will talking with Maggie Baron for Sisters in Crime’s Burning Issues event scheduled for Friday 24 April. The live event is cancelled but the ‘in conversation’ is being recorded and will be available for viewing worldwide on YouTube on Sunday 26 April. Here Leisl talks about what

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When should crime writers talk about climate change? Kimberley Starr

Setting is vital to crime stories. As a child, I read Agatha Christie’s murders on the Nile and the Orient Express and in Mesopotamia, joining millions of readers who first experienced the world in crime novels. They didn’t just whet my appetite for travel, they also showed what life was like for Agatha Christie’s privileged

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POSTPONED: Sisters in Crime South Australia: Launch, plus dinner & speakers

Join  with the South Australian members of Sisters in Crime for the launch of its new chapter and hear from Claire O’Connor (pictured) re being a criminal barrister & Detective Mike Newbury re investigating crime scenes The event will be hosted by Sisters in Crime South Australia, SA Convenor Samantha Battams. RSVP here is required

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ZOOM, ZOOM! Watch “Flawed Heroes” online

        Thanks to the miracles of modern technology, you can now watch Sisters in Crime’s panel discussion, Flawed Heroes, originally scheduled as a live event for Friday 3 April in Melbourne, on Sisters in Crime’s brand-new YouTube channel. For 45 minutes, authors Emma Viskic, Karina Kilmore and Natalie Conyer talked to Jacqui

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Books in the time of coronavirus

There aren’t many upsides to living in the time of coronavirus but catching up on good crime books (by women, of course) is one of them. Sisters in Crime asked its author members what they could recommend. And don’t forget, if you don’t want to buy any of these books from your local bookstore (whilst

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65 women’s crime books on offer for new & re-joining members

Like many arts and literary organisations, Sisters in Crime faces a future of no income from our usual sources due to the coronavirus pandemic. Where possible, we will be hosting events online. One way that you can help us survive in these uncertain times, is to join or re-join. The first 65 to do so

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Events in the time of coronavirus

Sisters in Crime hopes its members and supporters (and everyone else) are all staying safe and healthy in these challenging times. Our live events have been suspended for now but at least some will be going online – which means that anyone, anywhere in the world and at any time can enjoy hearing what authors,

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POSTPONED TIL AUGUST: Natalie Conyer talks to the Jessie Street National Women’s Library, Sydney

When South Africa moved from Apartheid to majority rule, locally produced crime fiction became extremely popular. Why was this? What does crime fiction have to say about the new South Africa, and how does it deal with real-life crime there? Sydney Sister in Crime Natalie Conyer will talk about why she chose to write about

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Menu for Murder: Q&A with Livia Day

Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, Robyn Walton, spoke to Livia Day about Keep Calm and Kill the Chef (Twelfth Planet Press, 2019), the third novel in her culinary crime series set in Hobart. Hi Livia. So culinary crime is a thing. And it’s been around for a while. Can you give us some potted intel? I

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