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A Gold Dagger for Jane Harper

Sisters in Crime sends its warmest congratulations to Jane Harper who yesterday won the Crime Writers’ Association of Britain’s top crime writing award, the Gold Dagger.  Jane won  two Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards  (Best Adult Novel and Readers’ Choice) in August and then a week later took out the Ned Kelly Award for Best First

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Crime writing as therapy

Karen M. Davis: If I had been asked ten years ago if I would ever write a book, I would have laughed and said that I didn’t have the inclination or the know-how. However, I’ve learned that real life is unpredictable and truly stranger than fiction. I started writing as therapy and unexpectedly found an

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Secretive Swan Island: Q&A with Dorothy Johnston

Dorothy spoke to Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, about her latest novel,The Swan Island Connection (For Pity Sake, 2017).  Dorothy, thanks for this second novel in your Sea-Change Mystery series set in regional Victoria. Like its predecessor, Through A Camel’s Eye, it features Senior Constable Chris Blackie and Constable Anthea Merritt.  Your novel

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Launch of Dark Matters: A Novel by Susan Hawthorne

You are all invited to the launch of Dark Matters:A Novel (Spinifex Press) by Susan Hawthorne. Launcher: Marion Campbell How do we pass on stories hidden by shame and resistance to shame? Collected Works, 1/37 Swanston Street, Melbourne 6 for 6.30pm Wednesday 18 October

Open invitation: Launch of Jane Harper’s, Force of Nature

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Jane Harper, in conversation with Leigh Redhead about Force of Nature

Join Jane Harper, who won two Davitts (Best Adult Novel and Readers’ Choice) for  THE DRY,  in conversation with crime author Leigh Redhead* about Jane’s new novel FORCE OF NATURE. Five women reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking along the muddy track. Only four come out the other side. The hike through the

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Sandi Wallace and Sue Williams in line-up of 2017 Coal Creek Literary Festival

Rural crime writers (and Sisters in Crime members) Sue Williams and Sandi Wallace are among a cast of ten authors talking about their books and writing at this year’s Coal Creek Literary Festival. At 11.30-12.15pm, Sue and Sandi will be chatting about their latest releases—the second books in their respective series—and penning crime stories. Sandi

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Become a Partner in Crime for the 24th Scarlet Stiletto Awards

Sisters in Crime Australia is appealing to members and supporters to donate towards its 24th Scarlet Stiletto Awards Short-Story Competition celebrations. “Back in 1994, Sisters in Crime believed the Scarlet Stiletto would be a dagger with a difference – and so it has proved,” says national co-convener Michaela Lobb. “To date, 3084 stories have been

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False memories and domestic noir: Q&A with Megan Goldin

Robyn Walton, national co-convenor of Sisters in Crime Australia, talks to Megan Goldin about her debut novel, The Girl in Kellers Way (Penguin Viking). Hello and thanks for giving us your time. Thank you so much Robyn. I love your questions. First, will you tell us about this Kellers Way? What does it look like

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What’s in A Name?

Emma Viskic: What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet  –  Shakespeare I once named a character Jack XXX. Not because he was a porn star with the right, ahem, equipment for the job, but because I couldn’t decide what to call him. To stop

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