women crime writers

The Extraordinary in the Ordinary: Kylie Kaden

While I’ve been a little unfaithful (more than once), it’s fair to say that I’m in a committed relationship with crime. Crime novels, that is. The signs that I’d be a crime buff were there since adolescence. When my friends were off reading Babysitters’ Club, I preferred the company of Dr Kay Scarpetta. What’s not

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Sisters in Crime’s Davitt Awards triumph women crime writers

Perth-based author Dervla McTiernan won the best adult novel award for her debut Irish police procedural, The Rúin (HarperCollins Publishers Australia) at Sisters in Crime’s 19th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women on Saturday night (31 August). McTiernan is one of the many Australian women’s crime writers enjoying massive popularity and attracting

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CANCELLED: True Crime Sunday with Vikki Petraitis

True Crime Sunday What better way to spend Fathers Day: September 1 than with Vikki Petraitis talking about her life of true crime writing True Crime writer Vikki Petraitis will take you down the mean streets in an afternoon presentation of real Australian crime. The best-selling author of 14 books including The Phillip Island Murder

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19th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women

Proudly supported by Swinburne University of Technology, Department of Media and Communication     Frock up (or suit up) and join us for a special three-course dinner as we present the Sisters in Crime annual Davitt Awards. This year, our international guest is renowned New Zealand author Joanne Drayton, who will discuss her life in

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Open invitation: author event with A M Stuart

A.M. Stuart will be talking about her new book, Singapore Sapphire: A Harriet Gordon Mystery, Wednesday 28 August, 6.30 pm at Jeffrey’s Books, 140 Glenferrie Rd., Malvern. Harriet Gordon stumbles into a murderous web of stolen gems and cutthroat thieves as she runs from her tragic past in an enthralling new historical mystery series set

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Open invitation to Melbourne book launch: The Collaborator by Diane Armstrong

Sydney-based Sisters in Crime, Diane Armstrong, is a child Holocaust survivor who was born in Poland in 1939 and arrived in Australia in 1948. An award-winning journalist and bestselling author, she has written six books. Her family memoir Mosaic: A Chronicle of Five Generations was short-listed for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction as well

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Deadbeat brothers: The challenges of creating a fictional family

Sisters in Crime events have had many weird and wonderful titles over the past three 28 years but never one so engaging and amusing as “Deadbeat Brothers and the trouble they cause,” which was conceived by Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President. By amazing coincidence the protagonists in three new crime books by JM Green,

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Katherine Kovacic & Rob McDonald Brunswick Bound

Join Sister in Crime Katherine Kovacic in conversation with Brother in Law RWR McDonald at Brunswick Bound bookstore on Tuesday August 13, 7-8pm. There’s a lot of love between these two writing buddies, so this is sure to be a fun night! Katherine Kovacic (Painting In the Shadows) and Rob McDonald (The Nancys) will be in discussion about their books, their

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Become a Partner in Crime for the 19th Davitt Awards

Sisters in Crime Australia is appealing to members and supporters to donate towards its 19th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women.  (Click here to donate,) This year, a record 127 crime books are in contention for the awards, due to be presented at a gala dinner on Saturday 31 August, 6.30 for

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“I Like My Subjects Dead”: Joanne Drayton

The biographer and the detective are not as far apart as you might imagine. This analogy has been made before, and there are much less generous ones. Famously, commentator, Janet Malcolm, likened the biographer to an ‘eavesdropper’, a ‘voyeur’, a ‘snoop’. Some times what I do feels uneasily close to these transgressive manifestations. Not literally,

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