Australian women’s crime (writing) spree shows no signs of abating. An astonishing 127 books are competing in Sisters in Crime’s 21st Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books – a record equal to 2019. Judging coordinator, Dr Philomena Horsley, couldn’t be more pleased, if somewhat daunted by the prospect of so much reading.
For thirty years this September, Sisters in Crime Australia has been celebrating women’s crime writing, running exciting events, nurturing authors and having fun. Co-founder Carmel Shute told tall tales and true under a grilling from a fellow convenor, Tara Mitchell, via Zoom on 20 March, to U3A Port Phillip. Catch up on our YouTube channel.
Crime and mystery know no borders and neither do the protagonists of Prey, Cutting the Cord and The Lost Jewels: one is pursued by an assassin, another is an assassin and the third is an historian of jewellery. But what defines these women throughout their adventures, which take them to the US, the UK, Europe and South Africa, is
You can’t see Natalie Conyer, LA Larkin and Malla Nunn in the flesh but you can meet them on YouTube on Saturday 25 April. Details will also be sent to members and supporters via the e-newsletter, A Stab in the Dark, on Sunday 26 April. Deadly, dangerous, dazzling: the Allure of South African Crime, originally
L.A. Larkin & Natalie Conyer Double Book Launch at Readings St Kilda Sisters in Crime Australia, Clan Destine Press, and Readings announce a double-book event featuring two awesome crime/thriller writers – and their brand new books. Prey by L.A. Larkin and Present Tense by Natalie Conyer are both set in South Africa, and will take
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
L.A. Larkin & Natalie Conyer Double Book Launch at Readings St Kilda Sisters in Crime Australia, Clan Destine Press, and Readings announce a double-book event featuring two awesome crime/thriller writers – and their brand new books. Prey by L.A. Larkin and Present Tense by Natalie Conyer are both set in South Africa, and will
This is your chance to hear UK writer Adele Parks on a brief trip to Australia talk about her latest book Lies, Lies, Lies, the portrait of a disintegrating marriage with dark secrets at its heart. Adele Parks is a bestselling women’s fiction author from the UK. She has sold over 3.5 million copies of
The Boys’ Book Club asked Carmel Shute, the secretary of Sisters in Crime, to address its end of year dinner on 11 December. She chose the topic “What women’s crime writing tells us about the world” and here is what she said, after seeking the views of a lot of very generous members, mostly authors:
Sisters in Crime Cairns member, Caroline de Costa, will be in conversation with literary commentator and Sisters in Crime’s ambassador, Professor Sue Turnbull, about Blood Sisters, her third novel in her Cass Diamond series set in FNQ. Author & Sisters in Crime member, L.A. Larkin, will officially launch the book. 3.30pm, Saturday 6 April, Gleebooks,