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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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Hitting the target: Swinburne University of Technology’s Media and Communication Department to sponsor Sisters in Crime’s 17th Davitt Awards

Swinburne University of Technology’s Media and Communication Department is to sponsor Sisters in Crime’s 17th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women. Dr Carolyn Beasley, the acting department chair, declares it is a neat fit. “The Davitt Awards have become an institution on the crime writing scene and are an essential recognition of

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Book Launch – Found by Melissa Pouliot

“THE CASE IS COLD. ALL HOPE IS LOST. SUDDENLY, THE FUTURE COLLIDES WITH THE PAST.” Join us as the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre launches the latest novel by bestselling Australian crime writer Melissa Pouliot, Found. Inspired by the real life disappearance of the author’s cousin Ursula Barwick 30 years ago, Foundpicks up the story of teenage runaway

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Nordic Noir gets a red-hot reception

A huge crowd packed the Rising Sun Hotel on 30 June for Sisters in Crime’s Nordic Noir event which was totally booked out. It seems that we just can’t get enough of authors such as Anne Holt, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Mari Jungstedt, Karin Alvtegen, Camilla Läckberg, Åsa Larsson, Liza Marklund, Agnes Ravatn, Kati Hiekkapelto, and Karin

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Immersion into the murky waters of crime: Q&A with Sarah Bailey

Sarah Bailey talked to Robyn Walton, national co-convenor of Sisters in Crime Australia, about her debut novel The Dark Lake (Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2017)  Hello Sarah and congratulations on the very positive reviews you’ve been receiving. Your debut novel is being likened to Jane Harper’s successful first novel, The Dry. How are you feeling?

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Book Bites with Lesley Truffle@Croydon Library

London-born Australian Lesley Truffle has traveled extensively and worked in London and Japan. At present she’s living in a garret in Melbourne. She’s worked as a secondary teacher, photographer, hotel maid, fringe actor and in art galleries, bars, nightclubs and other jobs too ghastly to mention. While exhibiting her art photography in Melbourne galleries Lesley

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Sisters in Crime’s 17th Davitt Awards shortlist announced

  Sisters in Crime has announced the shortlist for its 17th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women. Jacqui Horwood, the Davitt Judges wrangler, said that judges faced the monumental task of reading nearly 100 books, many of them books by first time authors. ‘Overall, the judges have been impressed with the quality

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