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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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Word for Word Festival – Helen McGrath and Cheryl Critchley – The Mind Behind the Crime

In conversation with Jennifer Kloester, investigative journalist Cheryl Critchley and psychologist Professor Helen McGrath take a scalpel to the inner workings of some of Australia’s worst killers. Inspiration Space, Level Two, Geelong Library & Heritage Centre Adult $22 Concession $18.50 Bookings; https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=429661    

Killing it – Australia’s deadliest female writers

The Sunday Age and Sydney Morning Herald published a feature  by Thuy On on Sisters in Crime, Australian women’s crime writing and the Scarlet Stiletto Awards in M Magazine (18 November). Pictured is Sally Browne and scarlet stilettos in 2009. The body of evidence is mounting and the verdict is conclusive: Australian women writers are deadly. For

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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     

Reading Agatha Christie on the Lonely Edge of the World: Joanna Baker

I don’t know why I write books. I just started one day and never seemed to stop. Familiar anyone? I do know why my books are all murder mysteries, though. And I know exactly when my writing really started. As a kid growing up in Hobart, I had a quiet life. Mostly, I just read.

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The Davitt Awards: Have they wounded the masculinity of Australian crime fiction?

Jessie Byrne, a  Sisters in Crime member from South Australia (pictured here with Davitt Award winner  Jane Harper in 2017), is doing a creative PhD which involves her writing a crime novel plus a 20,000 word exegesis on Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards. Jessie has published an article about the Davitts in Writing From Below, 3.2

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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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Remembrance of Things Past … and more: Q&A with Aoife Clifford

Melbourne author Aoife Clifford spoke to Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, about her second novel, Second Sight (Simon & Schuster, 2018)  Hello, Aoife. Congratulations on the publication of your second novel earlier this year. How’s it going in terms of readers’ feedback, reviews, overseas sales? Thanks. It’s been really enjoyable having Second Sight out

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Open invitation – launch of All Our Secrets by Jennifer Lane

All  crime buffs are warmly invited to the Sydney launch of All Our Secrets by Australian ex-patriate  crime writer, Jennifer Lane – Sunday 28 October, 2-4pm,  Lazybones Lounge, 294 Marrickville Road, Marrickville. Live music will be supplied by Damien Kane and Nicole Smede. The debut novel won the Ngaio Marsh First Novel Award in New Zealand in September.

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Open invitation CWA Richmond Branch presents… An evening with three local best-selling crime authors

Hear from Sisters in Crime authors Aoife Clifford, Emma Viskic and Anna George Aoife Clifford’s novel SECOND SIGHT was published in July 2018. Her bestselling first novel ALL THESE PERFECT STRANGERS was long listed for the Australian Industry General Fiction Book of the Year and the Voss Literary Prize. She has won both the Scarlet Stiletto and Ned Kelly Award for short stories and

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