women crime writers

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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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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25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards

Presented by Kate Atkinson, star of Wentworth and Cate Kennedy, short story guru, in collaboration with crime author and performer Jane Clifton This year, 201 short stories written by Australian women compete for $9760 in prize money. The first-prize winner will also take home a spectacular scarlet stiletto trophy. Kate Atkinson has a long criminal

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Open invitation – launch of All Our Secrets by Jennifer Lane

All  crime buffs are warmly invited to the Sydney launch of All Our Secrets by Australian ex-patriate  crime writer, Jennifer Lane – Sunday 28 October, 2-4pm,  Lazybones Lounge, 294 Marrickville Road, Marrickville. Live music will be supplied by Damien Kane and Nicole Smede. The debut novel won the Ngaio Marsh First Novel Award in New Zealand in September.

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Open invitation CWA Richmond Branch presents… An evening with three local best-selling crime authors

Hear from Sisters in Crime authors Aoife Clifford, Emma Viskic and Anna George Aoife Clifford’s novel SECOND SIGHT was published in July 2018. Her bestselling first novel ALL THESE PERFECT STRANGERS was long listed for the Australian Industry General Fiction Book of the Year and the Voss Literary Prize. She has won both the Scarlet Stiletto and Ned Kelly Award for short stories and

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Killer Women Festival: London

October 21st 2018 Browns Covent Garden Priority booking for Crime Club members On Sunday October 21st, 2018, we’re taking over the atmospheric and historic Courtrooms above Browns Restaurant in Covent Garden and packing them with events about crime novels, crime audio, crime television and true crime. There’ll be headline appearances from bestselling authors; we’ll be talking about

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True Crime: Digging out the truth

Authors Rachael Brown, Kate Wild and Maryrose Cuskelly talk to Vikki Petraitis about how persistence and perspicacity pay off when it comes to investigating crime.   Last year, journalist Rachael Brown made headlines with her cold-case investigation into the murder of single mother Maria James at her Thornbury bookshop in 1980. Using this material, she

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The long wait for justice: Q&A with Kate Wild

Sydney author Kate Wild speaks to Robyn Walton, Vice-President of Sisters in Crime, about her true crime book, Waiting for Elijah (Scribe, 2018). Kate will be speaking to Sisters in Crime on Friday 19 October, 8pm at South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel. Book here. Hello, Kate, and congratulations on your book, the product of an

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Delusion and deception writ large

On 7 September, Megan Goldin, Susi Fox and Pip Drysdale talked to Janice Simpson at Sisters in Crime in Melbourne 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. The debate on this topic was in turns serious and hilarious. Who

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How to get away with murder

St Kilda Writers Week 30 September – 7 October stkildawritersweek.com Writers Liz Porter and Maggie Baron take a humorous stab at forensics and crime literature to reveal what works – and what doesn’t – when it comes to making a killing. As an expert on the forensic mistakes that help put criminals behind bars, Liz

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