L.J.M. Owen

What women’s crime writing tells us about the world: Carmel Shute

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: 

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The lady most certainly did not vanish: Terror Australis Readers & Writers Festival

Sydney Sister in Crime, Ann Penhallurick, reports on the Murder She Wrote, part of the festival at the Huon Valley, Tasmania, 31 October-5 November, 2019.     “I have been utterly shameless,” declared Shamini Flint, author of the Inspector Singh series, and shoot-from-the-hip speaker at Murder She Wrote. Flint was referring specifically to sending her

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Marta Dusseldorp joins Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival

Marta Dusseldorp, star of Janet King and Jack Irish, is joining Murder She Wrote, the new Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival in the Huon Valley,  Tasmania, 31 Oct to 5 November.  Marta (shown here presenting the Scarlet Stiletto Awards in 2014)will appear in panel sessions in Cygnet Town Hall on Saturday 2 and

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The 26th Scarlet Stiletto Awards close on 31 August

A record $10,060 is up for grabs in Sisters in Crime Australia’s 26th Scarlet Stiletto Awards for best short crime and mystery stories by Australian women. “It’s worth killing for – at least on the page,” said Tara Mitchell, a Sisters in Crime national convenor. “And for the very first time there is an award

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Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival announced

MURDER SHE WROTE HUON VALLEY, 31 October to 5 November 2019 A NEW TASMANIAN WRITERS FESTIVAL INSPIRED BY AGATHA CHRISTIE “Incredibly beautiful Hobart, with its deep blue sea and harbour, and its flowers, trees and shrubs. I planned to come back and live there one day.” Agatha Christie “In honour of the Queen of the

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A tsunami of crime – 127 books contend for Sisters in Crime’s 19th Davitt Awards

  A record 127 books are in contention for Sisters in Crime Australia’s 19th Davitt Awards for best crime and mystery books by Australian women. This figure tips last year’s record by 16. An astonishing 73 adult crime novels have been entered. Almost  half – 49 books in total – are debut offerings. This year

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The Mystery and HIstory Tour@Traralgon Library

L.J.M. Owen & Lindy Cameron, writers of rollicking archaeological mysteries, will be in conversation at Traralgon Library on  Sunday August 19, 3.30 pm. The Intermillennial Sleuth series by L.J.M. Owen series follows Dr Elizabeth Pimms, archaeologist and librarian, as she solves ancient crimes using 21st century techniques. With really cold cases and odern family secrets, this charming crime series focuses on forgotten women’s

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The Mystery and HIstory Tour@Hastings Library

L.J.M. Owen & Lindy Cameron, writers of rollicking archaeological mysteries, will be in conversation at Hastings Library on  Friday  August 17, 11 am. The Intermillennial Sleuth series by L.J.M. Owen series follows Dr Elizabeth Pimms, archaeologist and librarian, as she solves ancient crimes using 21st century techniques. With really cold cases and odern family secrets, this charming crime series focuses on

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The Mystery and History Tour with L.J.M. Owen & Lindy Cameron

L.J.M. Owen & Lindy Cameron, writers of rollicking archaeological mysteries, will be in conversation at the Prahran Mechanics Institute on Thursday August 16, 6pm. The Intermillennial Sleuth series by L.J.M. Owen series follows Dr Elizabeth Pimms, archaeologist and librarian, as she solves ancient crimes using 21st century techniques. With really cold cases and odern family secrets,

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