women crime writers

KYD Podcast: Past Imperfect with Sisters In Crime

Kill Your Darlings joined Sisters in Crime last month for our event Past Imperfect with three authors of celebrated the debut novels of Dervla McTiernan (The Rúin), Sarah Schmidt (See What I Have Done) and Katherine Kovacic (The Portrait of Molly Dean). Listen in as they discuss the mix of historical facts and speculation that fuelled their criminally good reads with chair Robyn Walton. This event was recorded

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Slips of the tongue (& pen): How forensic linguistics is transforming crime detection

Georgina Heydon, Associate Professor in Criminology and Justice Studies at RMIT, was the star attraction at Sisters in Crime 2013 Law Week event. Now the President of the International Association of Forensic Linguists, Georgina organised the sponsorship of the inaugural award for the Best Forensic Linguistics Story in the 2018 Scarlet Stiletto Awards. Here she

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Dads Who Kill: Q&A with Megan Norris

Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, Robyn Walton talked to Megan about her true crime book, Look What You Made Me Do: Fathers Who Kill (Echo, 2016) which won the 2017 Davitt (Non-Fiction). Hello, Megan. First, a trigger warning to readers. The matters mentioned in our Q&A may be distressing, especially for anyone who has lost a

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Anna Snoekstra @the Clunes Booktown Festival

Author talk by Anna Snoekstra re her second crime novel, Little Secrets. Little Secrets (Harlequin) is a stand-alone thriller like her debut novel, Only Daughter, which has been optioned in the US by Universal Pictures. Little Secrets started out as a short story for the Scarlet Stiletto Awards a few years back, but kept growing and growing

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Ellie Marney@the Clunes Booktown Festival

Author talk – Ellie Marney on her latest crime novel, No Limits. Boozer, brawler, ladies’ man – nineteen-year-old Harris Derwent is not a good guy. Injured and unemployed, he’s about to find out what he’s really made of when he agrees to narc within a rural drug cartel… Eighteen-year-old Amita Blunt is the perfect police sergeant’s daughter

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Crime in the Country@Clunes Booktown Festival

Sisters in Crime members Anna Snoekstra, Ellie Marney, and Emma Viskic, and ‘brother-in-law’ Mark Brandi are in conversation about crime  in the country. Presented by the Ballarat Courier. 2.30pm Saturday 5 May CLUNES FREE LENDING LIBRARY, Templeton Street, Clunes Bookings: http://www.clunesbooktown.com.au/the-festival/clunes-booktown-festival  

Emma Viskic@The Clunes Booktown Festival

Featured Author Talk The Clunes Booktown Festival is delighted to announce that its author talk with award-winning Australian crime writers Emma Viskic and Mark Brandi will have Australian sign language (Auslan) interpretation. You may recognise Emma Viskic’s name from the critically acclaimed Caleb Zelic series, with Resurrection Bay (2015) which won the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction and

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Bookings open til 4pm Friday: ‘Body in the Library’ readings to launch the 25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards

This year, the Scarlet Stiletto Awards offer more than $10,000 in prize money for the best crime or mystery short stories. Since 2012, the Melbourne Athenaeum Library has sponsored the ‘Body in the Library’ Award by offering a $1000 prize to the winner and $500 to the runner-up. This partnership has seen the number of

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Beyond The Whodunnit with Emily Maguire@NSW Writers Centre

Join bestselling author Emily Maguire for her intensive one-day course Beyond the Whodunnit on Saturday 7 April, 10am-4pm. Crime is at the heart of many great novels regardless of where (or whether) that novel fits within the huge and diverse genre of crime fiction. In this workshop, we’ll look at how to create a believable world

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Past Imperfect: Delving into the swirl of history, murder and intrigue

Three debut authors – Dervla McTiernan, Sarah Schmidt and Katherine Kovacic – in conversation with Robyn Walton will discuss how their novels shine a light on unsolved crimes, both real and imagined. Dervla McTiernan’s novel, The Rúin (HarperCollins Australia), is set in Ireland. Detective Cormac Reilly is assigned to re-investigate a seemingly accidental overdose that happened twenty

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