women crime writers

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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Art can be murder: Q&A with Katherine Kovacic

Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, Robyn Walton, talks to Katherine Kovacic about her debut novel, The Portrait of Molly Dean (Echo, 2018), set in Melbourne’s Elwood. Katherine is speaking at Sisters in Crime’s forthcoming event, Past Imperfect: Delving into the swirl of history, murder and intrigue, on Friday April 6, 8:00 pm, at South Melbourne’s Rising

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Open Invitation: Hazel Edwards in conversation about Celebrant Sleuth

Hazel Edwards, author of 200 books and most famously her classic children’s book, There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake, has returned to crime with an  adult murder mystery, Celebrant Sleuth  The timing of her asexual celebrant sleuth book release, just happened to coincide with the changes in same sex marriage laws  and the attention

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Hazel Edwards on same-sex marriage: Fiction prediction

Hazel Edwards, author of 200 books and most famously for her classic children’s book, There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake, has returned to crime. She writes: Recently my adult murder mystery Celebrant Sleuth became unexpectedly topical. I was correcting galley proofs on the day the same-sex marriage legislation was passed. Timely? Serendipitous? Or

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BOOKED OUT!!!The secret life of a crime scene cleaner

Sisters in Crime Australia and the Port Phillip Library Service present … Sarah Krasnostein speaks to Ruth Wykes about Sandra Pankhurst who for 20 years has cleaned houses in which people have died – sometimes violently, sometimes through drugs and, very often, alone. Krasnostein’s debut book, The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in Death, Decay

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New venue: Open invitation to the launch of Once a Copper by Vikki Petraitis

His car was firebombed by corrupt cops, and contracts taken out by notorious hitmen, but no one was off-limits to Brian ‘Skull’ Murphy’s fearless fight against crime. Best-selling true crime writer, Vikki Petraitis, brings Brian’s story to national attention. Petraitis explores the many facets of The Skull’s story. Starting on the mean streets of South Melbourne,

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Open invitation – launch of Amanda Howard’s new book,  Killing Time

Sisters in Crime members and supporters are all welcome to the launch of Amanda Howard’s new book,  Killing Time. She returns to Campbelltown Library with the launch of her new book, a horror anthology of thrilling short stories. Followed by Q&A. www.amandahoward.com.au 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Wednesday  7 March Campbelltown City Library, 1 Hurley St, Campbelltown NSW 2560 Free

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Entries for the Davitts Women’s Crime Book Awards now open

Sisters in Crime Australia’s 18th Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books by Australian women are now open. Publishers have until Friday 20 April to enter. For the first time, self-published books are eligible to enter. Six Davitt Awards will be presented at a gala dinner in Melbourne, probably in late August or

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Write On! Workshop with Jane Clifton

Write On Workshop – Yes, W.O.W! Got a story to tell but don’t know where to start? Started a story but don’t know where to go next? Need some help, inspiration and a few pointers? Join Jane Clifton who has  written 4 crime novels and a memoir,  learned a lot along the way and is

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Dervla McTiernan, Sisters in Crime and the new golden age of crime writing

Sisters in Crime gets big coverage in Fairfax Media today (12 February). It’s all thanks to a full-page article by Linda Morris about Dervla McTiernan whose debut novel, The Ruin, is out in April. Dervla credits being shortlisted in the 2015 Scarlet Stiletto Awards with giving her enough confidence to go through five drafts of

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