women authors

A Black Saturday Crime

Sisters in Crime Australia and the Port Phillip Library  Service present… 6 for 6.30pm, Thursday 14 February: A Black Saturday Crime Award-winning author Chloe Hooper talks to Robin Bowles about her latest book, The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire ( (Hamish Hamilton). What kind of person would deliberately set a firestorm? Hooper asks. What kind of

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Philomena Horsley takes out the 25th Scarlet Stiletto Award

Philomena Horsley (Northcote, Vic), a medical anthropologist who specialises in autopsies, took out the 25th Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Award presented on Saturday night (24 November). Actor Kate Atkinson and author Cate Kennedy presented the awards before a hundred crime fans at a gala ceremony at Melbourne’s Thornbury Theatre. “It was a night of magic and

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Open invitation: Castlemaine launch of A Body of Work by Janice Simpson (Hybrid Publishers)

Castlemaine-based crime writer, Annie Hauxwell, will launch A Body of Work after an in-conversation with author Janice Simpson on Thursday 6 December, 5 for 5.30pm, Castlemaine Library, 212 Barker St, Castlemaine.  A Body of Work, Simpson’s contemporary crime novel set in Melbourne and Ballarat, tells the story of socialite and author Deborah Dangerfield’s murder at a

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A mug’s game? Janice Simpson on the profession of writing

A Body of Work, my second crime novel, is a police procedural with social twists, although there is scant in-depth detail about police methods. Rather, the novel focuses on the interactions of the people in the investigating team. Social themes explored include secret adoption as a way of dealing with an unwanted pregnancy; the personal

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Jane Harper in conversation with Angela Savage about The Lost Man

The Melbourne Athenaeum Library and Sisters in Crime Australia take pleasure in presenting Jane Harper and Angela Savage as they discuss Jane’s latest best-seller, The Lost Man (Pan Macmillan, 2018), a stand-alone thriller set in outback Queensland. Two brothers meet at the border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun. They are at

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Revenge is a dish best served cold:Q&A with Anna Snoekstra

Melbourne crime writer, Anna Snoekstra, spoke to Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, Robyn Walton, about her latest thriller, The Spite Game (HQ Fiction, 2018). Hi, Anna. You sold the film rights to your first novel, Only Daughter. How’s that all going? Great! I’ve just gotten back from LA, where I was catching up with everything that

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Open invitation: Launch of A Body of Work by Janice Simpson (Hybrid Publishers)

Coroner Audrey Jamieson will launch A Body of Work, the first book in Janice Simpson’s series featuring Detective Constable Angela Micelli and Detective Senior Sergeant Brendan O’Leary – Sunday 2 December, 5.30pm in the pop-up park outside the Younger Sun, 28 Murray Street, Yarraville, weather permitting, or inside the bookshop, if not. A Body of

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Open invitation – event launch, Missing Pieces (Wild Dingo Press) by Caroline de Costa

Cairns author, Caroline de Costa, will be in conversation with Sisters in Crime’s Carmel Shute about Missing Pieces, her  second novel in the series featuring Cairns Aboriginal detective Cass Diamond.  It is a sequel to Double Madness, which was shortlisted in the Davitt Awards in 2016. This time round, the reinvestigation of the case of a toddler

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Vale Judith Rodriquez (1936-2018)

Sisters in Crime mourns the death of  poet  and member, Judith Rodriguez, on 22 November at the age of 82. Judith was a fixture at Melbourne events over the past few years and was usually accompanied by her daughters Bec and Sibila, and, if she was down from Sydney, Zoë. Her warmth, wit and perspicacity attracted

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“These shoes were made for writing”: Cate Kennedy wows the 25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards ceremony

Cate Kennedy, who won the first two Scarlet Stiletto Awards in 1994 and 1995, gave an hilarious and subversive keynote address entitled  “These heels are made for walkin’”, to the 25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards ceremony on Saturday night (24 November) at  Melbourne’s Thornbury Theatre. Cate  came up with an alterative to the award – the Scarlet Scuff

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