women authors

Stalking, Trolling & Cyberbullying under the microscope at Sisters in Crime’s 13th Law Week event

Trolling, now a Federal election issue, will be also under the microscope at Sisters in Crime’s 13th Law Week event the night before (Friday May 17, 6.30pm) at the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University. Authors Ginger Gorman, Emma A. Jane, and Rachel Cassidy will be talking to The Age journalist Wendy Tuohy about the

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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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Mysteries with history: The pleasures – and many perils – of setting  books in the past

Some of the most interesting crime writing these days has an historical bent. A large and appreciative crowd packed South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel to hear Toni Jordan, M J Tjia and Kirsten Alexander talk to Alison Goodman about why digging into the past provides such deadly themes and characters for crime writing. (Interestingly, all three

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The Davitt Awards: Making space for Australia’s women crime writers: Jess Byrne

Sisters in Crime member, Jess Byrne, is currently doing her PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide. It includes a 20,000 word exegesis which she has chosen to write on Sisters in Crime’s Davitt Awards.  (Jess is is pictured here with 2017 Davitt Award winner, Jane Harper.) Here is the paper she presented

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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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