women authors

Dames versus Dicks Great Crime Writing Debate: Who does it better?

St Kilda Writers Week, 30 September – 7 October On trial is the wit of some of Australia’s finest crime writers. The Dames and The Dicks argue each other’s case for Who does it better?, the question that lies at the criminal heart of the battle of the sexes. The Prosecutor: Lindy Cameron The Dames: Vikki

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Extreme situations elicit unusual crimes

  First 25 to book get a free (proof) copy of  Anna Snoekstra’s new book, The Spite Game,  kindly donated by Harlequin Australia. Megan Goldin, Susi Fox and Pip Drysdale talk to Janice Simpson about deception and delusion, revenge and retribution, and how Sun Tzu’s The Art of War helps if you’re hellbent on making him pay. Megan

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How crime writing is like music: Emma Viskic’s secrets for writing a lyrical, rhythmic crime novel

I kill people for a living these days, but my first career was as a classical clarinet player. Clarinet was a bit of an odd choice for a child whose school didn’t run to a music program, but I threw myself into learning it with the determination only a moody teenager can muster, and eventually

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Women call the shots in this year’s Ned Kelly Awards

Sisters in Crime authors, Sulari Gentill and Sarah Bailey, took out two of the top awards at Ned Kelly Awards presented in Melbourne tonight (26 August) by the Australian Crime Writers Association. Sulari Gentill won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime novel, Crossing the Lines (Pantera Press), which she describes as her love letter

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The Mystery and HIstory Tour@Traralgon Library

L.J.M. Owen & Lindy Cameron, writers of rollicking archaeological mysteries, will be in conversation at Traralgon Library on  Sunday August 19, 3.30 pm. The Intermillennial Sleuth series by L.J.M. Owen series follows Dr Elizabeth Pimms, archaeologist and librarian, as she solves ancient crimes using 21st century techniques. With really cold cases and odern family secrets, this charming crime series focuses on forgotten women’s

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The Mystery and History Tour with L.J.M. Owen & Lindy Cameron

L.J.M. Owen & Lindy Cameron, writers of rollicking archaeological mysteries, will be in conversation at the Prahran Mechanics Institute on Thursday August 16, 6pm. The Intermillennial Sleuth series by L.J.M. Owen series follows Dr Elizabeth Pimms, archaeologist and librarian, as she solves ancient crimes using 21st century techniques. With really cold cases and odern family secrets,

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Emma Viskic wins again at Sisters in Crime’s Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women

Melbourne author Emma Viskic won the Davitt (Best Adult Novel) for And Fire Came Down (Echo Publishing) at Sisters in Crime’s 18th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women on Saturday night (11 August). It tops off a stunning award-winning run for Viskic, who won an unprecedented three Davitts and a Ned Kelly

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18th Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women

Proudly supported by Swinburne University of Technology, Department of Media and Communication and the Danish Arts Foundation Frock up and join us for champagne and canapés as we present Sisters in Crime’s annual Davitt Awards with our international guest, Danish author Sissel Jo-Gazan. Harlequin Australia has kindly donated 100 proof copies  of Anna Snoekstra’s new

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Sisters in Crime Australia’s 25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards close 31 August 2018

Sisters in Crime Australia’s 25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards offer almost $10,000 is on offer in prize money. For the first time, Swinburne University of Technology is sponsoring the first prize. There are two brand-new awards on offer this year: Writers Victoria Crime and Punishment Award ($660) for the story with the most satisfying retribution (the winner

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Open invitation – Book launch: After the Lights Go Out

After the Lights Go Out is an utterly gripping new YA novel from Lili Wilkinson – a disaster survival story about a family of Doomsday preppers. What happens when the lights go off after what might truly be an end-of-the-world event? Come along to the novel’s launch and to hear Wilkinson in conversation with fellow author

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