Dorothy Johnston

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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Secretive Swan Island: Q&A with Dorothy Johnston

Dorothy spoke to Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, about her latest novel,The Swan Island Connection (For Pity Sake, 2017).  Dorothy, thanks for this second novel in your Sea-Change Mystery series set in regional Victoria. Like its predecessor, Through A Camel’s Eye, it features Senior Constable Chris Blackie and Constable Anthea Merritt.  Your novel

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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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Sea Change or Tree Change?: crime moves to the coast and country

Book tickets Sisters in Crime convenor and author Janice Simpson puts three crime authors under the spotlight – Leigh Straw, Sarah Bailey and Dorothy Johnston – to explore what happens when crime (fiction) shifts to the coast or country: to Fremantle, the fictional NSW country town of Smithson and Queenscliff, respectively. Leigh Straw is a

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99 books of murderous intent in contention for Sisters in Crime’s 17th Davitt Awards

A record 99 books of murderous intent are in contention for Sisters in Crime Australia’s 17th Davitt Awards. Sixty-three are adult crime novels. Davitt judges’ wrangler, Jacqui Horwood, said women’s crime writing had exploded over the past 17 years. “When the Davitt Awards were set up back in 2001, there were only seven books competing,

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Crime at its Best – Queenscliffe Literary Festival

Author and Sisters in Crime member, Dorothy Johnston, will compere a panel of top crime writers – Jane Harper, Jock Serong and Mark Smith – at the Queenscliffe Literary Festival on Saturday 13 May. They’ll be debating how their strong rural and coastal themes build their plots. The Queenscliffe Literary Festival runs each weekend over May.

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