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

Sisters in Crime Australia’s 18th Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books by Australian women are now open. Publishers have until Friday 20 April to enter. For the first time, self-published books are eligible to enter. Six Davitt Awards will be presented at a gala dinner in Melbourne, probably in late August or

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Write On! Workshop with Jane Clifton

Write On Workshop – Yes, W.O.W! Got a story to tell but don’t know where to start? Started a story but don’t know where to go next? Need some help, inspiration and a few pointers? Join Jane Clifton who has  written 4 crime novels and a memoir,  learned a lot along the way and is

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Dervla McTiernan, Sisters in Crime and the new golden age of crime writing

Sisters in Crime gets big coverage in Fairfax Media today (12 February). It’s all thanks to a full-page article by Linda Morris about Dervla McTiernan whose debut novel, The Ruin, is out in April. Dervla credits being shortlisted in the 2015 Scarlet Stiletto Awards with giving her enough confidence to go through five drafts of

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Sydney writer Rowena Harding-Smith takes out Sisters in Crime’s 24th Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Award

Sydney writer Rowena Harding-Smith (Annandale, NSW) took out the 24th Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Award presented on Saturday night (18 November) at Melbourne’s Swinburne University of Technology by actor Sigrid Thornton (below). A hundred crime fans braved the tempest to attend the ceremony. Harding-Smith was awarded The Bonnier Publishing First Prize ($1500) for “Locked In,

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Method Writing with Anne Buist

Anne Buist is the author of the series featuring forensic psychiatrist, Natalie King. Here she ponders the oft-given advice, about writing what you know We all know actors do it—research who they are to play by living their lives, wearing their clothes, walking in their shoes. They lose or gain vast amounts of weight (Adrien Brody for

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Killer Cults – talk by Amanda Howard

Amanda Howard, series regular on Studio 10 ,will be giving a fascinating talk on Killer Cults and the Messianic minds of Cult Leaders. www.amandahoward.com.au Her talk is 12:30 – 1:30pm Psychic Sunday, Fairfield City Museum and Gallery, 634 The Horsley Drv, Smithfield https://www.psychicsunday.com.au/

Body in the Library winning Scarlet Stiletto Stories

For the past six years, the Body in the Library Award offered by the Melbourne Athenaeum Library has been one of the most popular categories in Sisters in Crime’s annual Scarlet Stiletto short story competition. The winner takes home $1000 in prize money with $500 going to the runner-up. This partnership has seen the number

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The quality of mercy: Portia interviews Ruth Wykes on the Scarlet Stiletto Awards

Portia, the annual journal and report of Victorian Women Lawyers, published an interview late last year with Ruth Wykes, winner of the 2016 Scarlet Stiletto Awards, for her story “Stone Cold”. The story also won the ScriptWorks Great Film Idea Award. Ruth is also co-author of two true crime collections: Women Who Kill, written with

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A criminal conspiracy? Join the Crime Fiction Book Club@The Melbourne Athenaeum Library

The Melbourne Athenaeum Library, a great supporter of Sisters in Crime, runs a crime-fiction book club each month on Monday evening at 5.45pm. New members are very welcome. The group is comprised of hard boiled fans of the crime fiction genre and the discussion is led by crime fiction insider Rose Blustein. The group selects the

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Open invitation to launch of Anne Buist’s new novel, This I would kill for

Text Publishing is delighted to announce that Anne Buist’s This I would kill for will be launched by Dr Ian Freckelton QC.  This is the latest instalment in the Natalie King, Forensic Psychiatrist series of gripping psychological thrillers from Professor Anne Buist. Anne, a Sisters in Crime member,  is also scheduled to speak at Sisters

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