non-fiction crime

Open Invitation: Adelaide launch of The Secret Art of Poisoning: The True Crimes of Martha Needle, the Richmond Poisoner

Everyone is welcome at the launch The Secret Art of Poisoning: The True Crimes of Martha Needle, the Richmond Poisoner by Sisters in Crime member, Dr Samantha Battams. Dr Battams will be in conversation with Jessie Byrne,  Sisters in Crime member and PhD Candidate Adelaide University Sunday 28 April – 1.45pm for 2pm start. Carclew

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Entries for the Davitts Women’s Crime Book Awards now open

Sisters in Crime Australia’s 19th Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books by Australian women are now open. Publishers have until Friday 3 May to enter. Self-published books are again eligible. Six Davitt Awards will be presented at a gala dinner in Melbourne, probably in late August or early September: Best Adult Novel;

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Maryrose Cuskelly talks about her book, Wedderburn: A True Tale of Blood and Dust

Maryrose Cuskelly will be talking about her book, Wedderburn: A True Tale of Blood and Dust. True crime at its very best. A savage triple homicide shook up the small town of Wedderburn, but like the suspenseful podcast S-Town, things aren’t always as they seem. In this compelling book, Maryrose Cuskelly gets to the core of

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Ballarat author event: Maryrose Cuskelly in conversation with Maryanne Ross

Maryrose Cuskelly will be in conversation with Maryanne Ross about her book, Wedderburn: A True Tale of Blood and Dust. True crime at its very best. A savage triple homicide shook up the small town of Wedderburn, but like the suspenseful podcast S-Town, things aren’t always as they seem. In this compelling book, Maryrose Cuskelly

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Castlemaine author event with Maryrose Cuskelly

Maryrose Cuskelly will be talking about her book, Wedderburn: A True Tale of Blood and Dust. True crime at its very best. A savage triple homicide shook up the small town of Wedderburn, but like the suspenseful podcast S-Town, things aren’t always as they seem. In this compelling book, Maryrose Cuskelly gets to the core of

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The Davitt Awards: Making space for Australia’s women crime writers: Jess Byrne

Sisters in Crime member, Jess Byrne, is currently doing her PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide. It includes a 20,000 word exegesis which she has chosen to write on Sisters in Crime’s Davitt Awards.  (Jess is is pictured here with 2017 Davitt Award winner, Jane Harper.) Here is the paper she presented

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BOOKED OUT – A Black Saturday Crime

Sisters in Crime Australia and the Port Phillip Library  Service present… 6 for 6.30pm, Thursday 14 February: A Black Saturday Crime Award-winning author Chloe Hooper talks to Robin Bowles about her latest book, The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire ( (Hamish Hamilton). What kind of person would deliberately set a firestorm? Hooper asks. What kind of

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Crossing the Thin Blue Line:  Q&A with Leigh Straw

Robyn Walton. Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, spoke to Perth author Leigh Straw about her latest book, Lillian Armfield: How Australia’s First Female Detective took on Tilly Devine and the Razor Gangs and Changed the Face of the Force (Hachette, 2018) Hi, Leigh. Most Australians would not be able to name this country’s first woman police

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From The Mouth of Monsters: An Evening in Conversation with Amanda Howard

True Crime writer and podcaster Amanda Howard has been interviewing serial killers for over 20 years and as such, has been privy to things you’ll never read in a book or find in the news. Known as the ‘Serial Killer Whisperer’, Amanda is one of Australia’s leading authorities on the subject and also co-host of

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From the Mouth of Monsters with Amanda Howard

VIP Late Lunch with True Crime author and podcaster, Amanda Howard. Amanda will talk about how she got started, the encounters in her 20-year career that truly frightened her, the weird and the humorous things she’s experienced, and how to write true crime. A Q&A will wrap up the lunch. Ticket price includes: Front row

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