women crime writers

Killer Cults – talk by Amanda Howard

Amanda Howard, series regular on Studio 10 ,will be giving a fascinating talk on Killer Cults and the Messianic minds of Cult Leaders. www.amandahoward.com.au Her talk is 12:30 – 1:30pm Psychic Sunday, Fairfield City Museum and Gallery, 634 The Horsley Drv, Smithfield https://www.psychicsunday.com.au/

Body in the Library winning Scarlet Stiletto Stories

For the past six years, the Body in the Library Award offered by the Melbourne Athenaeum Library has been one of the most popular categories in Sisters in Crime’s annual Scarlet Stiletto short story competition. The winner takes home $1000 in prize money with $500 going to the runner-up. This partnership has seen the number

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The quality of mercy: Portia interviews Ruth Wykes on the Scarlet Stiletto Awards

Portia, the annual journal and report of Victorian Women Lawyers, published an interview late last year with Ruth Wykes, winner of the 2016 Scarlet Stiletto Awards, for her story “Stone Cold”. The story also won the ScriptWorks Great Film Idea Award. Ruth is also co-author of two true crime collections: Women Who Kill, written with

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A criminal conspiracy? Join the Crime Fiction Book Club@The Melbourne Athenaeum Library

The Melbourne Athenaeum Library, a great supporter of Sisters in Crime, runs a crime-fiction book club each month on Monday evening at 5.45pm. New members are very welcome. The group is comprised of hard boiled fans of the crime fiction genre and the discussion is led by crime fiction insider Rose Blustein. The group selects the

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Open invitation to launch of Anne Buist’s new novel, This I would kill for

Text Publishing is delighted to announce that Anne Buist’s This I would kill for will be launched by Dr Ian Freckelton QC.  This is the latest instalment in the Natalie King, Forensic Psychiatrist series of gripping psychological thrillers from Professor Anne Buist. Anne, a Sisters in Crime member,  is also scheduled to speak at Sisters

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How NOT to do an awards night: Maryanne Ross reflects on the Scarlet Stiletto Awards

Firstly, decide you have to prepare for crushing disappointment, so spend the two weeks over-analysing everyone’s tone of voice and body language and conclude that it is unlikely you won anything. Then spend the next week stopping yourself from ringing or emailing the co-convenor and begging her for a clue. Make yourself thoroughly miserable in

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On the burn: Q&A with Emma Viskic

Emma Viskic spoke to Sisters in Crime’s national co-convenor, Robyn Walton, about her second Caleb Zelic novel, And Fire Came Down (Echo, 2017). The first in the series, Resurrection Bay, won three Davitt Awards and the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction. Emma, your first crime novel, Resurrection Bay, published in 2015, was a

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This I Would Kill For

by Anne Buist Publisher: Text Published: 2018 Synopsis Natalie King has been hired to do a psychiatric evaluation for the children’s court. A custody dispute. Not her usual territory, but now that she’s pregnant she’s happy to do a simple consult. Turns out Jenna and Malik’s break-up is anything but simple. He claims she’s crazy

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Lady Cop continues to make trouble: Q&A with Amy Stewart

In the last couple of years, US author Amy Stewart has attracted world-wide attention with Girl Waits with Gun and Lady Cop Makes Trouble (Scribe), based on the forgotten, true story of one of the USA’s first female deputy sheriffs, Constance Kopp. She spoke recently to Robyn Walton, a Sisters in Crime National Convenor, about

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Have a criminal 2018

Wondering what to read in 2018? The answer is easy: Scarlet Stiletto: The Ninth Cut, the collection of winning stories from this  year’s short story competition, edited by Phyllis King. It’s a superb collection of page-turning crime and mystery stories in which fabulous female protagonists solve – and sometimes perpetrate – all kinds of crimes. It is a thrilling

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