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Be brought to book: new publisher calls for crime

Elephant Tree Publishing, a new addition to Australia’s somewhat beleaguered publishing industry, has put out the call for more crime – and lots of it. Mother and daughter team Dr Kathryn Spurling and Jennifer Brown-Leslie decided to launch Elephant Tree Publishing and Missing Pages Books because they were inspired by the expressive stories from popular

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Slips of the tongue (& pen): How forensic linguistics is transforming crime detection

Georgina Heydon, Associate Professor in Criminology and Justice Studies at RMIT, was the star attraction at Sisters in Crime 2013 Law Week event. Now the President of the International Association of Forensic Linguists, Georgina organised the sponsorship of the inaugural award for the Best Forensic Linguistics Story in the 2018 Scarlet Stiletto Awards. Here she

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Dads Who Kill: Q&A with Megan Norris

Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, Robyn Walton talked to Megan about her true crime book, Look What You Made Me Do: Fathers Who Kill (Echo, 2016) which won the 2017 Davitt (Non-Fiction). Hello, Megan. First, a trigger warning to readers. The matters mentioned in our Q&A may be distressing, especially for anyone who has lost a

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Anna Snoekstra @the Clunes Booktown Festival

Author talk by Anna Snoekstra re her second crime novel, Little Secrets. Little Secrets (Harlequin) is a stand-alone thriller like her debut novel, Only Daughter, which has been optioned in the US by Universal Pictures. Little Secrets started out as a short story for the Scarlet Stiletto Awards a few years back, but kept growing and growing

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Ellie Marney@the Clunes Booktown Festival

Author talk – Ellie Marney on her latest crime novel, No Limits. Boozer, brawler, ladies’ man – nineteen-year-old Harris Derwent is not a good guy. Injured and unemployed, he’s about to find out what he’s really made of when he agrees to narc within a rural drug cartel… Eighteen-year-old Amita Blunt is the perfect police sergeant’s daughter

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Crime in the Country@Clunes Booktown Festival

Sisters in Crime members Anna Snoekstra, Ellie Marney, and Emma Viskic, and ‘brother-in-law’ Mark Brandi are in conversation about crime  in the country. Presented by the Ballarat Courier. 2.30pm Saturday 5 May CLUNES FREE LENDING LIBRARY, Templeton Street, Clunes Bookings: http://www.clunesbooktown.com.au/the-festival/clunes-booktown-festival  

Emma Viskic@The Clunes Booktown Festival

Featured Author Talk The Clunes Booktown Festival is delighted to announce that its author talk with award-winning Australian crime writers Emma Viskic and Mark Brandi will have Australian sign language (Auslan) interpretation. You may recognise Emma Viskic’s name from the critically acclaimed Caleb Zelic series, with Resurrection Bay (2015) which won the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction and

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Beyond The Whodunnit with Emily Maguire@NSW Writers Centre

Join bestselling author Emily Maguire for her intensive one-day course Beyond the Whodunnit on Saturday 7 April, 10am-4pm. Crime is at the heart of many great novels regardless of where (or whether) that novel fits within the huge and diverse genre of crime fiction. In this workshop, we’ll look at how to create a believable world

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Art can be murder: Q&A with Katherine Kovacic

Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, Robyn Walton, talks to Katherine Kovacic about her debut novel, The Portrait of Molly Dean (Echo, 2018), set in Melbourne’s Elwood. Katherine is speaking at Sisters in Crime’s forthcoming event, Past Imperfect: Delving into the swirl of history, murder and intrigue, on Friday April 6, 8:00 pm, at South Melbourne’s Rising

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Hazel Edwards on same-sex marriage: Fiction prediction

Hazel Edwards, author of 200 books and most famously for her classic children’s book, There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake, has returned to crime. She writes: Recently my adult murder mystery Celebrant Sleuth became unexpectedly topical. I was correcting galley proofs on the day the same-sex marriage legislation was passed. Timely? Serendipitous? Or

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