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How to Write a Crime Novel

Carolyn Morwood: Dig Two Graves (Hybrid Publishers) is my sixth published novel and in learning how to write a novel, I’ve tried various approaches, from strict planning to improvising and everywhere in-between. While both ends of the planning-improvising spectrum have their strengths, neither are foolproof. With planning, I was too boxed in. With improvising, I

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Social Justice Warrior: Q&A with Kelly Brooke Nicholls

Kelly Brooke Nicholls talks to Sisters in Crime’s Robyn Walton about her debut novel, A Reluctant Warrior (The Author People). Hello Kelly. Congratulations not only on the publication of your novel but on your career as a human rights defender in Colombia and other countries and later in Washington DC. Most of haven’t visited Colombia

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Jane Harper’s The Dry double winner at Sisters in Crime’s 17th Davitt Awards for best crime books

The Dry (Pan Macmillan) by Melbourne author Jane Harper took out two awards at Sisters in Crime’s 17th Davitt Awards for best crime books by women on Saturday night (26 August) at Melbourne’s Thornbury Theatre. Her debut novel won Davitts for Best Adult Novel and Readers’ Choice, as judged by the 600 members of Sisters

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Open invitation: Launch of No Limits by Ellie Marney

All welcome to the launch of Ellie Marney’s No Limits – New #LoveOzYA romantic crime from the author of the award-winning Every series… 6.30pm Friday 18 August, Dymocks, Lower Ground, 234 Collins Street, Melbourne  Boozer, brawler, ladies’ man – nineteen-year-old Harris Derwent is not a good guy. Injured and unemployed, he’s about to find out what

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Invitation to launch of Too Easy by J. M. Green

Scribe Publications takes great pleasure in inviting members and supporters of Sisters in Crime Australia to the launch of Too Easy, the second Stella Hardy novel by Sisters in Crime member,  J. M. Green. by Peter Doyle, two-time Ned Kelly winning author of Get Rich Quick and Amaze Your Friends Click here to read J.

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Noir at the Bar

All are invited to  the 2nd Noir at the Bar Melbourne, Grub Street Bookshop,  379 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Five cool Noir fiction readings from Des Murray, Jessica Currie,  Annie Hauxwell, Iain Ryan and Laura Elizabeth Woollett. Cheap drinks and books for sale. See you there.

Heels dig in: Scarlet Stiletto Awards Crime Short Story Competition turns 24

Bonnier Publishing Australia, home to Five Mile and Echo imprints, is now the proud sponsor of the $1500 first prize in the 24th Scarlet Stiletto Awards, Sisters in Crime Australia’s annual short story competition. Publishing director Kay Scarlett said it was not just the similarity in names that had spurred her and Bonnier Publishing Australia

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BOOKED OUT!!!‘Body in the Library’ short story readings

Sisters in Crime@The Melbourne Athenaeum Library Friday 4 August, 5.30pm for 6pm: ‘Body in the Library’ short story readings Come and hear compere (and 2011 Scarlet Stiletto Award winner) Angela Savage as she introduces a selection of winning ‘Body in the Library’ stories from Sisters in Crime’s annual Scarlet Stiletto Awards. Since 2012, the Melbourne

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Beers, burgers, books & blues@Merimbula

Launch of the latest novel by bestselling Australian crime writer Melissa Pouliot, Found, plus much much more.   Inspired by the real life disappearance of the author’s cousin Ursula Barwick 30 years ago, Found picks up the story of teenage runaway Annabelle Brown, who we first meet in Pouliot’s international #1 bestseller Write About Me. In 1988, Annabelle vanishes in the rugged

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Open invitation: Book launch: Crossing the Lines by Sulari Gentill

All welcome to the launch: Thursday 3 August,  6:00pm at Readings Hawthorn — 701 Glenferrie Rd. ‘Brother-in-law” Robert Gott is doing the honours. Sulari Gentill is renowned for her critically acclaimed Rowland Sinclair Mysteries. Her new novel, Crossing the Lines, has been described by crime writer Jeffrey Deaver as a ‘tour de force’. This deeply intimate portrayal of

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