Sisters in Crime

Open invitation – Melbourne launch of Caroline de Costa’s, Blood Sisters (Wild Dingo Press)

Sisters in Crime Cairns member, Caroline de Costa, will be in conversation with author and Sisters in Crime’s member, Leigh Redhead, for the launch of Blood Sisters, Caroline’s third novel in her Cass Diamond series set in FNQ. Also hear from journalist Margaret Simons on the topic of  sex trafficking.  Introduction by Carmel Shute, Sisters in Crime

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Open invitation – Sydney launch of Caroline de Costa’s, Blood Sisters (Wild Dingo Press)

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,

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The past is never past: New mysteries with history

Toni Jordan, M J Tjia and Kirsten Alexander talk to Alison Goodman about why digging into the past provides such fertile themes and characters for crime writing. Award-winning Melbourne author Toni Jordan is the author of five novels. Her latest, The Fragments, is her first foray into the mystery world. Set in 1930s’ New York

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Turning Pages: Best foot forward – in scarlet stilettos

Jane Sullivan, The Age literary columnist,  attended the 25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards ceremony on 24 November and featured the awards in her Turning Pages column in Fairfax Media on 8 December. There’s  something kick-arse about red shoes. No wonder Julie Bishop donated her Cabinet resignation footwear to the Museum of Australian Democracy. And then there’s

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Vale Judith Rodriquez (1936-2018)

Sisters in Crime mourns the death of  poet  and member, Judith Rodriguez, on 22 November at the age of 82. Judith was a fixture at Melbourne events over the past few years and was usually accompanied by her daughters Bec and Sibila, and, if she was down from Sydney, Zoë. Her warmth, wit and perspicacity attracted

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“These shoes were made for writing”: Cate Kennedy wows the 25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards ceremony

Cate Kennedy, who won the first two Scarlet Stiletto Awards in 1994 and 1995, gave an hilarious and subversive keynote address entitled  “These heels are made for walkin’”, to the 25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards ceremony on Saturday night (24 November) at  Melbourne’s Thornbury Theatre. Cate  came up with an alterative to the award – the Scarlet Scuff

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Word for Word Festival – Vikki Petraitis and Robin Bowles – Truth is Stranger than Fiction

Leading true crime writers Vikki Petraitis, Robin Bowles (Australia’s True Crime Queen), and Clan Destine Press founder Lindy Cameron make a case for their grimly challenging genre. Inspiration Space, Level Two, Geelong Library & Heritage Centre  Adult $22 Concession $18.50 Bookings:https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=429681     

25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards:  A Milestone in Women’s Crime Writing

Sisters in Crime Australia will celebrate its 25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards for best short stories with a gala ceremony at Melbourne’s Thornbury Theatre on Saturday 24 November, 6 for 6.30pm. Almost $10,000 is on offer in prize money with the first-prize winner also taking home a spectacular scarlet stiletto trophy. The awards will be presented

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True Crime: Digging out the truth

Authors Rachael Brown, Kate Wild and Maryrose Cuskelly talk to Vikki Petraitis about how persistence and perspicacity pay off when it comes to investigating crime.   Last year, journalist Rachael Brown made headlines with her cold-case investigation into the murder of single mother Maria James at her Thornbury bookshop in 1980. Using this material, she

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