Sisters in Crime

A murder mystery about mystery itself – Q&A with Joanna Baker

Joanna’s latest book is The Slipping Place (Impact Press, 2018) and she spoke about her literary trajectory with Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President. Hi, Joanna. First let’s talk about your crime and mystery writing for young adults. In 2005 you won Sisters in Crime’s Davitt Award for Best Young Adult Novel for Devastation Road.

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Doctors, danger and death: new medical thrillers

Authors Susan Hurley, Sue Ingleton and L M Ardor talk to Maggie Baron, former forensic scientist and inaugural President of Sisters in Crime, about the blood-tingling scenarios and scenes of crime they have encountered in the divergent worlds of science and medicine.   Susan Hurley has drawn on her thirty years in medical research and the pharmaceutical

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Susan Hurley@Grumpy Swimmer May Book Club

Sisters in Crime member, Susan Hurley, will join the Grumpy Swimmer May Book Club to talk about her debut novel, Eight Lives. A brilliant young doctor is dead … and someone has to take the blame. Eight Lives is a scientific thriller: Former refugee David Tran becomes the Golden Boy of Australian medical research and invents

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

Everyone is welcome at the event launch The Secret Art of Poisoning: The True Crimes of Martha Needle, the Richmond Poisoner by Adelaide Sisters in Crime member, Dr Samantha Battams. Dr Battams will be in conversation with Dr Lucy Sussex, long-time  Sisters in Crime member,  author, and literary historian.  Lucy’s historical works include Women Writers

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Law Week: Women are still being targeted online “at their weakest point”

Over 120 crime fans turned up for Sisters in Crime’s 13th Annual Law Week event on Friday 17 May, Stalking, Trolling and Cyber-Bullying, organised in partnership for the fourth year running with  the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University.  Special thanks to Professor Kathy Laster and her wonderful team for helping make this all happen. Thanks also

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Stalking, trolling and cyberbullying

Sisters in Crime is again proud to join forces with the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University, to present its 13th Law Week event, kindly sponsored by Victoria Law Foundation. Ginger Gorman, Emma A Jane, and Rachel Cassidy talk to The Age journalist Wendy Tuohy about the newish crime of cyberhate and the not-so-new crime

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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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Felonious communities and fractured families

Jennifer Lane, Jennifer Spence and Joanna Baker talk to Vikki Petraitis about the murderous intertwining of love and family secrets, and its place in broader society.   All Our Secrets (Rosa Mira Books, 2017; Clan Destine Press, 2018), by ex-patriate Jennifer Lane, is set in the small fictional NSW town of Coongahoola where hundreds of ‘Believers’ arrive

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Ellen Davitt reincarnated at Geelong Cemetery

Sisters in Crime is thrilled to discover that Geelong Cemeteries Trust has created a unique walking tour of the Geelong Eastern Cemetery, called History Alive, which features Ellen Davitt, author of Australia’s first full-length mystery novel, Force and Fraud, in 1865. Visitors are guided around by actors playing the parts of ‘residents’ of the cemetery,

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