women crime writers

In the dead of winter

What better way to chill out than to hunker down and hear chilling tales that take us from a snowstorm in the Australian Alps to the freezing Tasmanian wilderness? Authors Krissy Kneen, Lee Christine and Sarah Barrie will discuss how their crime novels make their readers’ blood run cold. Robyn Walton, Vice-President of Sisters in

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Writing NSW: Online: Crime Writing with Marianne Delacourt

Join award-winning author Marianne Delacourt for this six-week online crime writing course starting on 22 June, to discover the basics of crime writing. Learn how to craft a charismatic protagonist, how to research real-life details and, importantly, where your book can fit in the market. 22 June to 31 July 2020, online Marianne Delacourt Marianne Delacourt is

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Susan Hurley@Willy Lit Festival

Sisters in Crime member, Susan Hurley, will be appearing on the Willy Lit Fest 2020 Vision online program. Susan Hurley, author of the scientific thriller, Eight Lives, will be talking with Festival Director Stella Kinsella about her long career in medical research, her understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and her insight into the race to cure COVID-19.

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Candice Fox: Crime-writer, crafter, animal-lover and wine drinker

Sydney-based international best-selling author, Candice Fox, was grilled for this week’s Murder Mondays by Karina Kilmore, a debut crime writer, journalist and national convenor for Sisters in Crime. (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)  Candice’s career has had an astonishing trajectory since her first novel, Hades, was published in 2014.

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Women’s crime wave continues – Davitt Awards longlist announced

Sisters in Crime’s 20th Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books by Australian women have 124 books in their sights. According to judges’ wrangler, Moraig Kisler, the total is three less than last year “but it’s still a hell of a lot. Even with the social isolation imposed by the pandemic, the six

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My favourite crime-writing device: Lyn Yeowart

Whenever I’m engrossed in a ripping yarn of murder, mystery and mayhem, I love spotting the devices the writer has used to keep me turning the pages. My all-time favourite device is a spine-tingling heterotopia, where the characters are trapped in one place. I’ve long loved heterotopias, but only recently discovered that there’s a word

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Indian mystery with Perveen Mistry: Q&A with Sujata Massey

Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, spoke to US author Sujata Massey about her new series about a pioneering Indian woman lawyer, A Murder at Malabar Hill (Allen &Unwin, 2019) and The Satapur Moonstone (Allen &Unwin, 2020). Welcome to Sisters in Crime, Sujata. Hi Robyn, thanks for inviting me. It’s exciting to connect with Australian

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Katherine Kovacic: author, art historian, dog trainer & sometime tango dancer

For this week’s Murder Mondays, Melbourne author Katherine Kovacic is put through her paces by Karina Kilmore, a debut crime writer,  journalist and national convenor for Sisters in Crime. (Click on the image below  to go to the YouTube recording.) Katherine has three crime novels under her belt, all featuring art dealer Alex Clayton –

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Murder Mondays: Dervla McTiernan

Dervla McTiernan, who won last year’s Davitt Award for Best Adult Novel plus a Neddie for her debut crime novel The Rúin (HarperCollins), is the second guest on the Sisters in Crime new video series, Murder Mondays, where talented women authors are interrogated by Karina Kilmore about the craft of crime. The Irish-born Dervla now

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Murder Mondays kick off with Val McDermid

Val McDermid, Queen of Tartan Noir, is the first guest on the Sisters in Crime new video series, Murder Mondays, where talented women authors are interrogated about the craft of crime.    A very good friend of Sisters in Crime, Val McDermid has starred in six events with us here in Australia and we can’t

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