women’s crime writing

The lady most certainly did not vanish: Terror Australis Readers & Writers Festival

Sydney Sister in Crime, Ann Penhallurick, reports on the Murder She Wrote, part of the festival at the Huon Valley, Tasmania, 31 October-5 November, 2019.     “I have been utterly shameless,” declared Shamini Flint, author of the Inspector Singh series, and shoot-from-the-hip speaker at Murder She Wrote. Flint was referring specifically to sending her

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Open Invitation to the launch of Present Tense@Gleebooks, Sydney

Present Tense (Clan Destine Press) by Natalie Conyer, a riveting hard-boiled police procedural set in modern South Africa, is being launched by Matt McGuire, Associate Professor at Western Sydney University, Sunday 10 November, 3.30 for 4pm,  Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe. Present Tense takes us to Cape Town, to the thrilling, dangerous, new South Africa. Veteran cop

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The road to the Scarlet Stiletto Awards with Jacqui Horwood

Jacqui, who is shortlisted in this year’s Scarlet Stiletto Awards and a winner of both a Scarlet Stiletto and a Silver Stiletto, reflects on the journey. The road to the Scarlet Stiletto Awards is a series of moments. The first moment is when you have a tickle of an idea. A thought, a word, an

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Open invitation: S J Morgan’s, Hide (Adelaide)

Please come and help us celebrate the release of Adelaide Sister in Crime S J Morgan’s brand new crime/thriller, Hide (MidnightSun Publishing).  It’s 1983 in Thatcher’s Britain. Alec Johnston has left his comfortable family home in Cardiff and taken a flat with bikers Minto, Stobes and Black. There he meets Sindy, Minto’s strange and vulnerable

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Terror Australis Readers & Writers Festival – 31 October- 5 November

Terror Australis Readers & Writers Festival, 31 October- 5 November, is a new Tasmanian literary festival inspired by Agatha Christie. The inaugural theme is Murder She Wrote. The festival takes place in the beautiful Huon Valley, just outside of Hobart. It’s a four-day book spree of deadly Masterclasses, grave Workshops and incisive literary discussions. It

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Perth author Sara Foster@Melbourne Athenaeum Library, 6pm, Wednesday 13 November

What happens when shame and secrets meet? Find out when acclaimed Perth crime writer Sara Foster talks to Dr Robyn Walton about her latest mystery,  You Don’t Know Me, out November with Simon & Schuster. Sara’s stunning new thriller revolves about the burden of shame and the disastrous consequences of hiding secrets. Sara Foster was born and raised

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Open invitation: Tara Moss to launch the Monash University Crime Fiction Project

Everyone is welcome at the launch of  the Monash University Crime Fiction Project by  bestselling author, Tara Moss. Tara will be in conversation with Dr Barbara Pezzotti reading from and discussing her latest novel Dead Man Switch (in bookshops on 21 October) which features World War II Sydney PI Billie Walker. Monash University, Clayton Campus, Learning and

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Sisters in Crime’s AGM elects new committee

Sisters in Crime held its Annual General Meeting on 19 October in Melbourne following an informative and hugely entertaining panel on the challenges of taking crime books to the screen. In a meeting with lasted 17 minutes (brevity is always the mission), members elected a new committee for the next year. Eight existing committee members

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Open Invitation: Launch of Dorothy Johnston’s, Gerard Hardy’s Misfortune

Everyone is invited to join author (and long-time Sisters in Crime member) Dorothy Johnston for the launch of the third in her sea-change mystery series, Gerard Hardy’s Misfortune, to The Bookshop at Queenscliff. Janey Runci, Vice President of the Henry Handel Richardson Society, will do the honours. In Gerard Hardy’s Misfortune, local senior constable, Chris

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The Dark Adapted Eye: The challenges of taking crime books to the screen

Fiona Eagger, Dee McLachlan and Vikki Petraitis talk to Senior Professor Sue Turnbull about staying true to the source as it is adapted to the medium of film or television. What strategies are involved?  How do pictures, music, sound, and colour combine to tell a complex story that was originally told only in words? What

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