women authors

Open Invitation: Melbourne launch of The Secret Art of Poisoning: The True Crimes of Martha Needle, the Richmond Poisoner

Everyone is welcome at the event launch The Secret Art of Poisoning: The True Crimes of Martha Needle, the Richmond Poisoner by Adelaide Sisters in Crime member, Dr Samantha Battams. Dr Battams will be in conversation with Dr Lucy Sussex, long-time  Sisters in Crime member,  author, and literary historian.  Lucy’s historical works include Women Writers

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Stalking, trolling and cyberbullying

Sisters in Crime is again proud to join forces with the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University, to present its 13th Law Week event, kindly sponsored by Victoria Law Foundation. Ginger Gorman, Emma A Jane, and Rachel Cassidy talk to The Age journalist Wendy Tuohy about the newish crime of cyberhate and the not-so-new crime

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Open invitation to the launch of Carmel Reilly’s novel, Life Before

Everyone is  invited to celebrate the publication of Life Before, the debut adult crime novel of Sisters in Crime member, Carmel Reilly. Author (and Sisters in  Crime member). Ann Turner, will launch the book: Thursday 9 May, 6.30pm  – Readings Hawthorn,  701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn. Life Before is a family drama with a touch of crime

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Open invitation – Armidale launch of Caroline de Costa’s, Blood Sisters (Wild Dingo Press)

Everyone is welcome to the launch of Blood Sisters, the third novel in the Cass Diamond FNQ series by Sisters in Crime Cairns member, Caroline de Costa. 5.30pm, Thursday 2 May, Readers Companion, Armidale Mall, 151 Beardy Street, Armidale NSW Blood Sisters explores sex trafficking and abortion, teenage emotions and adult mischief, in a story as densely branched as the

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Open Invitation: Adelaide launch of The Secret Art of Poisoning: The True Crimes of Martha Needle, the Richmond Poisoner

Everyone is welcome at the launch The Secret Art of Poisoning: The True Crimes of Martha Needle, the Richmond Poisoner by Sisters in Crime member, Dr Samantha Battams. Dr Battams will be in conversation with Jessie Byrne,  Sisters in Crime member and PhD Candidate Adelaide University Sunday 28 April – 1.45pm for 2pm start. Carclew

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Open invitation: Hear Laura Woollett talk about her most recent book, Beautiful Revolutionary.

The Friends of Emerald Hill Library invite you to a talk by Sydney writer Laura Woollett about her most recent book, Beautiful Revolutionary. Please join us on Tuesday 23 April, 6:30 pm at Emerald Hill Library, 195 Bank St., South Melbourne. Laura recently did a Q&A for Sisters in Crime. : Peggy Frew, author of

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Felonious communities and fractured families

Jennifer Lane, Jennifer Spence and Joanna Baker talk to Vikki Petraitis about the murderous intertwining of love and family secrets, and its place in broader society.   All Our Secrets (Rosa Mira Books, 2017; Clan Destine Press, 2018), by ex-patriate Jennifer Lane, is set in the small fictional NSW town of Coongahoola where hundreds of ‘Believers’ arrive

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Ellen Davitt reincarnated at Geelong Cemetery

Sisters in Crime is thrilled to discover that Geelong Cemeteries Trust has created a unique walking tour of the Geelong Eastern Cemetery, called History Alive, which features Ellen Davitt, author of Australia’s first full-length mystery novel, Force and Fraud, in 1865. Visitors are guided around by actors playing the parts of ‘residents’ of the cemetery,

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Open invitation – Melbourne launch of Caroline de Costa’s, Blood Sisters (Wild Dingo Press)

Sisters in Crime Cairns member, Caroline de Costa, will be in conversation with author and Sisters in Crime’s member, Leigh Redhead, for the launch of Blood Sisters, Caroline’s third novel in her Cass Diamond series set in FNQ. Also hear from journalist Margaret Simons on the topic of  sex trafficking.  Introduction by Carmel Shute, Sisters in Crime

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Entries for the Davitts Women’s Crime Book Awards now open

Sisters in Crime Australia’s 19th Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books by Australian women are now open. Publishers have until Friday 3 May to enter. Self-published books are again eligible. Six Davitt Awards will be presented at a gala dinner in Melbourne, probably in late August or early September: Best Adult Novel;

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