crime writing

Review feature: All That Remains: A Life in Death by Professor Dame Sue Black

Sisters in Crime member, Dr Philomena Horsley, who specialises in medical autopsies, caught up with Professor Dame Sue Black at the recent Bath University conference on death, dying and disposal. Black is the model for River Wilde, the Dundee forensic anthropologist featured in Val McDermid’s Karen Pirie cold case series. Her book All That Remains: A

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Sisters @Mornington Peninsula & Frankston Writers and Book Festival

Catch up with various Sisters in Crime at the Mornington Peninsula & Frankston Writers and Book Festival: Saturday 19- Sunday 20 October   SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER  12.15pm – Sue Ingleton & Cheryl Adam/ MP crime writer talks 3.15pm – Andrea McCall – A tribute to Dame Agatha Christie SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER  10:30am -12:30pm: Workshop with

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Sisters in Crime@Preston Library

Susan Hurley will be in conversation with fellow Sister in Crime Dr Philomena Horsley about her debut thriller, Eight Lives (Affirm Press), which draws on her thirty years in medical research and the pharmaceutical industry. It features former refugee David Tran, the Golden Boy of Australian medical research. Eight volunteers are recruited for the first

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Sisters in Crime@Port Phillip Seniors’ Festival

The nuts and bolts of a death: An ‘in conversation’ about A Spanner in the Works: The extraordinary story of Alice Anderson and Australia s first all-girl garage (Hachette Australia). Monday 14 October, 10.30 am to 12 noon: Middle Park Community Room, 254-256 Richardson Street, Middle Park (upstairs) Author Loretta Smith will talk to Sisters in

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Close-knit communities are hotbeds for (fictional) crimes!

Friday 27 September was a public holiday for the ALF Grand Final in Victoria but discriminating women (and men) found themselves at South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel listening to Kylie Kaden, Petronella McGovern and Felicity McLean talk to Karina Kilmore-Barrymore about how home and family can be a cauldron for crime, bringing with it abductions,

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The Dark Adapted Eye: The challenges of taking crime books to the screen

Fiona Eagger, Dee McLachlan and Vikki Petraitis talk to Senior Professor Sue Turnbull about staying true to the source as it is adapted to the medium of film or television. What strategies are involved?  How do pictures, music, sound, and colour combine to tell a complex story that was originally told only in words? What stays and what goes? And is there

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Sisters in Crime’s Davitt Awards triumph women crime writers

Perth-based author Dervla McTiernan won the best adult novel award for her debut Irish police procedural, The Rúin (HarperCollins Publishers Australia) at Sisters in Crime’s 19th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women on Saturday night (31 August). McTiernan is one of the many Australian women’s crime writers enjoying massive popularity and attracting

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Domestic noir goes bush

Kylie Kaden, Petronella McGovern and Felicity McLean talk to Karina Kilmore-Barrymore about how home and family can be a cauldron for crime, bringing with it abductions, incarcerations, infidelity and missing children – even in the apparent safety of small rural and coastal towns.   Since being plucked from the Penguin Random House slush pile, Brisbane

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History Repeats: 2019 Historical Novel Society Australasia Conference

A major event celebrating writers and readers of historical fiction will be take place on 25-27 October 2019 at the historic Parramatta campus of Western Sydney University . The weekend of interviews, panels, discussions and historical weapons re-enactments will be a celebration of all forms of the genre. Historical crime writers, Janet Lee, Catherine Jinks,

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“High adventure”: Joanne Drayton’s interview with Arts Alive

New Zealand author Joanne Drayton spoke to Arts Alive’s Vincent O’Donnell when she was in Melbourne to present Sisters in Crime 19th Davitt Awards on 31 August 2019. The program was syndicated to 40+ community radio stations across Australia. The interview goes for around 20 minutes. Credits: Vincent O’Donnell and Joanne Drayton