Kirsten Alexander

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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Hindsight and history

Sulari Gentill, Kirsten Alexander and Kirsty Manning dissected their most recent historical mysteries with Kelly Gardiner at Sisters in Crime’s Melbourne event, The Past is Never Dead, on 21 February. It was wonderfully successful – big crowd, big ideas and big laughs. Since then, we asked all panellists to comment on how writers use readers’

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The past is never dead: mysteries that challenge history

Sulari Gentill, Kirsten Alexander and Kirsty Manning dissect their most recent historical mysteries with Dr Kelly Gardiner and detail what light these books shed on concerns of the present and of earlier eras. Sulari Gentill is the award-winning author of 14 books including the Rowland Sinclair series set in the 1930s. Crossing the Lines won

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Open invitation: Launch of Riptides by Kirsten Alexander@Avenue Bookstore Elsternwick (Melbourne)

Everyone is invited to come to the launch of Kirsten Alexander’s latest historical thriller, Riptides (Bantam Australia, February 2020), set in suburban Brisbane in the 1970s. Thursday 6 February, 6pm for 6.30pm start: Avenue Bookstore Elsternwick 434 Glen Huntly Rd., Elsternwick. Writer Toni Jordan, who also grew up in Brisbane, will do the honours. Kirsten has worked

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The past is never dead: mysteries that challenge history

Sulari Gentill, Kirsten Alexander and Kirsty Manning dissect their most recent historical mysteries with Dr Kelly Gardiner and detail what light these books shed on concerns of the present and of earlier eras at 8pm Friday 21 February at South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel  Sulari Gentill is the award-winning author of 14 books including the Rowland Sinclair series set

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Inspiration in real events: Q&A with Kirsten Alexander

Melbourne author Kirsten Alexander spoke to Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, about her debut novel Half Moon Lake (Bantam, 2019), set in America’s Deep South, pre-World War I. Hello Kirsten. First up, how are you finding the experience of being a published author? Humbling. I wasn’t sure if this book would ever be published.

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Mysteries with history: The pleasures – and many perils – of setting  books in the past

Some of the most interesting crime writing these days has an historical bent. A large and appreciative crowd packed South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel to hear Toni Jordan, M J Tjia and Kirsten Alexander talk to Alison Goodman about why digging into the past provides such deadly themes and characters for crime writing. (Interestingly, all three

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The past is never past: New mysteries with history

Toni Jordan, M J Tjia and Kirsten Alexander talk to Alison Goodman about why digging into the past provides such fertile themes and characters for crime writing. Award-winning Melbourne author Toni Jordan is the author of five novels. Her latest, The Fragments, is her first foray into the mystery world. Set in 1930s’ New York

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