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Author talk with Janice Simpson – Mornington Library

Murder in Mount Martha is the first crime novel by Melbourne author Janice Simpson. Janice is a national co-convenor of  Sisters in Crime. Steeped in Melbourne’s past and historically accurate, Murder in Mount Martha is inspired by a real-life unsolved murder. It is an exciting and harrowing tale of what might have happened on the dark

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Author talk with Janice Simpson – Rosebud Library

  Murder in Mount Martha is the first crime novel by Melbourne author Janice Simpson. Janice is a national co-convenor of  Sisters in Crime Steeped in Melbourne’s past and historically accurate, Murder in Mount Martha is inspired by a real-life unsolved murder. It is an exciting and harrowing tale of what might have happened on

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Nordic Noir: the new cool

Sisters in Crime is marking winter with an event devoted to Scandinavian creative output of the criminal kind – “Nordic Noir: the new cool” – 8pm Friday June 30; The Rising Sun Hotel, cnr Raglan Street and Eastern Road, South Melbourne Over the past decade, the icy winds of Nordic Noir have swept through the worlds

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Q&A with Mikaela Bley: A welcome addition to the Nordic Noir stable

Sisters in Crime National Co-convenor, Robyn Walton, spoke to Mikaela about her debut Swedish thriller, Lycke (Scribe Publications), which will be discussed at Sisters in Crime’s Nordic Noir event on 30 June in Melbourne. Hello Mikaela. Congratulations on your excellent sales figures and the many favourable reviews you’ve received for Lycke. Thank you so much!

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“A gun has only one answer.” Q&A with Candice Fox

Robyn Walton, National co-convenor of Sisters in Crime Australia, spoke to Sydney-based author  Candice Fox about her latest book, Crimson Lake, (Bantam, 2017).  Hi Candice. Thanks for taking our questions. “A gun has only one answer.” That’s what your narrator, Ted, tells us in the first paragraph of Crimson Lake. The only company he’s had

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99 books of murderous intent in contention for Sisters in Crime’s 17th Davitt Awards

A record 99 books of murderous intent are in contention for Sisters in Crime Australia’s 17th Davitt Awards. Sixty-three are adult crime novels. Davitt judges’ wrangler, Jacqui Horwood, said women’s crime writing had exploded over the past 17 years. “When the Davitt Awards were set up back in 2001, there were only seven books competing,

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Another Stella performance by Heather Rose

Congratulations to Heather Rose who won the Stella Prize and $50,000 on 18  April. Heather won Sisters in Crime’s Davitt Award for best adult novel in 2006 with The Butterfly Man (University of Queensland Press). It was based on a fictional Lord Lucan ending up in Tasmania. The ending brought many to tears. Click here to

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Entries for the Davitts – Women’s Crime Book Awards – Close Friday 28 April

Publishers have until Friday 28 April to enter Sisters in Crime Australia’s 17th Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books by Australian women. Six Davitt Awards will be presented at a gala dinner in Melbourne in late August: Best Adult Novel; Best Young Adult Novel; Best Children’s Novel; Best Non-fiction Book; Best Debut

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Garret Podcast: Carmel Bird on how she recognises a good idea

Occasional crime writer Carmel Bird’s first short story collection appeared in 1976, and she has published steadily ever since. She won the Patrick White Award in 2016 for her lifetime contribution to Australian literature. Her latest book is Family Skeleton, launched by Sisters in Crime convenor, Lindy Cameron, in 2016. This contribution includes three works shortlisted for

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