crime writing

Geraldine Hakewill (Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries) to present the 26th Scarlet Stiletto Awards

Sisters in Crime is delighted to announce that Geraldine Hakewill, star of Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries and Wanted, will present its 26th Scarlet Stiletto Awards for best short stories – 6 for 6.30pm Saturday 23 November at South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel. This year, 185 short stories written by Australian women compete for $10,060

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What happens when shame and secrets meet?

Find out when acclaimed Perth crime writer Sara Foster talks to Dr Robyn Walton about her latest mystery,  You Don’t Know Me, out November with Simon & Schuster. Sara’s stunning new thriller revolves about the burden of shame and the disastrous consequences of hiding secrets. Sara Foster was born and raised in England, and moved

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Open Invitation to the launch of Present Tense@Gleebooks, Sydney

Present Tense (Clan Destine Press) by Natalie Conyer, a riveting hard-boiled police procedural set in modern South Africa, is being launched by Matt McGuire, Associate Professor at Western Sydney University, Sunday 10 November, 3.30 for 4pm,  Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe. Present Tense takes us to Cape Town, to the thrilling, dangerous, new South Africa. Veteran cop

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Sisters in Crime@Lerderderg Library, Bacchus Marsh

BacchChat: What true crime tells us about the world Join Sisters in Crime Robin Bowles and Vikki Petraitis in conversation with national convenor, Tara Mitchell, about how true crime is about true stories of real people, real grief, real loss, and real horror, not an opportunity to revel in sensationalism or gory murders. True crime

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Terror Australis Readers & Writers Festival – 31 October- 5 November

Terror Australis Readers & Writers Festival, 31 October- 5 November, is a new Tasmanian literary festival inspired by Agatha Christie. The inaugural theme is Murder She Wrote. The festival takes place in the beautiful Huon Valley, just outside of Hobart. It’s a four-day book spree of deadly Masterclasses, grave Workshops and incisive literary discussions. It

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Perth author Sara Foster@Melbourne Athenaeum Library, 6pm, Wednesday 13 November

What happens when shame and secrets meet? Find out when acclaimed Perth crime writer Sara Foster talks to Dr Robyn Walton about her latest mystery,  You Don’t Know Me, out November with Simon & Schuster. Sara’s stunning new thriller revolves about the burden of shame and the disastrous consequences of hiding secrets. Sara Foster was born and raised

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Sisters in Crime’s AGM elects new committee

Sisters in Crime held its Annual General Meeting on 19 October in Melbourne following an informative and hugely entertaining panel on the challenges of taking crime books to the screen. In a meeting with lasted 17 minutes (brevity is always the mission), members elected a new committee for the next year. Eight existing committee members

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Open Invitation: Launch of Dorothy Johnston’s, Gerard Hardy’s Misfortune

Everyone is invited to join author (and long-time Sisters in Crime member) Dorothy Johnston for the launch of the third in her sea-change mystery series, Gerard Hardy’s Misfortune, to The Bookshop at Queenscliff. Janey Runci, Vice President of the Henry Handel Richardson Society, will do the honours. In Gerard Hardy’s Misfortune, local senior constable, Chris

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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, Pip

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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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