Sisters in Crime

26th Scarlet Stiletto Awards

Geraldine Hakewill, star of Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries and Wanted, will present the awards in collaboration with crime author and performer Jane Clifton after an in-conversation about her – if not their – life in crime. This year, 185 short stories written by Australian women competed for $10,060 in prize money. The first-prize winner

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Geraldine Hakewill (Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries) to present the 26th Scarlet Stiletto Awards

Sisters in Crime is delighted to announce that Geraldine Hakewill, star of Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries and Wanted, will present its 26th Scarlet Stiletto Awards for best short stories – 6 for 6.30pm Saturday 23 November at South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel. This year, 185 short stories written by Australian women compete for $10,060

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What happens when shame and secrets meet?

Find out when acclaimed Perth crime writer Sara Foster talks to Dr Robyn Walton about her latest mystery,  You Don’t Know Me, out November with Simon & Schuster. Sara’s stunning new thriller revolves about the burden of shame and the disastrous consequences of hiding secrets. Sara Foster was born and raised in England, and moved

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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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The road to the Scarlet Stiletto Awards with Jacqui Horwood

Jacqui, who is shortlisted in this year’s Scarlet Stiletto Awards and a winner of both a Scarlet Stiletto and a Silver Stiletto, reflects on the journey. The road to the Scarlet Stiletto Awards is a series of moments. The first moment is when you have a tickle of an idea. A thought, a word, an

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Open invitation: S J Morgan’s, Hide (Adelaide)

Please come and help us celebrate the release of Adelaide Sister in Crime S J Morgan’s brand new crime/thriller, Hide (MidnightSun Publishing).  It’s 1983 in Thatcher’s Britain. Alec Johnston has left his comfortable family home in Cardiff and taken a flat with bikers Minto, Stobes and Black. There he meets Sindy, Minto’s strange and vulnerable

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Sisters in Crime@Lerderderg Library, Bacchus Marsh

BacchChat: What true crime tells us about the world Join Sisters in Crime Robin Bowles and Vikki Petraitis in conversation with national convenor, Tara Mitchell, about how true crime is about true stories of real people, real grief, real loss, and real horror, not an opportunity to revel in sensationalism or gory murders. True crime

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Sisters in Crime’s AGM elects new committee

Sisters in Crime held its Annual General Meeting on 19 October in Melbourne following an informative and hugely entertaining panel on the challenges of taking crime books to the screen. In a meeting with lasted 17 minutes (brevity is always the mission), members elected a new committee for the next year. Eight existing committee members

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Close-knit communities are hotbeds for (fictional) crimes!

Friday 27 September was a public holiday for the ALF Grand Final in Victoria but discriminating women (and men) found themselves at South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel listening to Kylie Kaden, Petronella McGovern and Felicity McLean talk to Karina Kilmore-Barrymore about how home and family can be a cauldron for crime, bringing with it abductions,

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The Dark Adapted Eye: The challenges of taking crime books to the screen

Fiona Eagger, Dee McLachlan and Vikki Petraitis talk to Senior Professor Sue Turnbull about staying true to the source as it is adapted to the medium of film or television. What strategies are involved?  How do pictures, music, sound, and colour combine to tell a complex story that was originally told only in words? What stays and what goes? And is there

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