women’s crime writing

Fabulous supporting females

Like many of us, Sydney author, Natalie Conyer,  has been watching a lot of TV crime during the pandemic and it has prompted her to reflect on the wonderful women appearing in supporting roles. _________________________________________________________________ When it comes to women in TV crime, we’re spoilt for choice. From Vera to Veronica Mars, female leads shine.

Read more

Thrills from North America: Q&A with Robyn Harding

Canadian writer, Robyn Harding, explores her psychological thrillers with Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice President. Hello and welcome to a fellow Robyn. I’m hoping our chat will introduce you and your four psychological thrillers to Australian crime fiction fans who haven’t encountered you before now. Thank you so much for having me here! First,

Read more

BAD: Megan Goldin live online with Sue Turnbull

Join BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival to hear rising star Megan Goldin, author of The Girl in Keller’s Way and The Escape Room (“unforgettable” according to Harlan Coben) talk about her brand new third thriller The Night Swim, with crime reviewer par excellence (& Sisters in Crime ambassador) Sue Turnbull. Book your free ticket to receive an invitation link to watch

Read more

Malla Nunn: award-winning writer and filmmaker

Malla Nunn is the honoured guest for this week’s Murder Monday. National co-convenor, Karina Kilmore, put Malla through her paces. (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)                    Malla has an exotic background. Born and raised in Swaziland, Malla attended a boarding school

Read more

Ann Cleeves: award-winning writer & the author behind the TV series Vera and Shetland

Sisters in Crime Australia was totally delighted that Ann Cleeves, whose books have brought Vera and Shetland to the screen, could speak from the UK to national co-convenor, Karina Kilmore, for this week’s Murder Mondays interview. (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)              Ann has

Read more

Tara Moss: writer, broadcaster, activist, UNICEF Ambassador & vintage clothes creator

Tara Moss is back in Australia on a book tour and Sisters in Crime was lucky to catch up with her for this week’s Murder Mondays interview with national co-convenor, Karina Kilmore. (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)            Tara has been part of our sisterhood

Read more

Vale Goldie Alexander

St Kilda author, Goldie Alexander, died of cancer this week at the age of 84. Goldie’s first four books were YA novels for Dolly, published under the pseudonym of Gerri Lapin. After that, she wrote more than 90 books, plus many short stories and articles – and garnered an impressive number of awards. Goldie, who

Read more

Sara Paretsky: award-winning writer & founder of Sisters in Crime

Sisters in Crime Australia is thrilled that Sara Paretsky, the founder of Sisters in Crime in the US and the creator of V. I. Warshawski series is our guest for this this week’s Murder Mondays interview with national co-convenor, Karina Kilmore.  (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)       

Read more

International Women of Mystery

Crime and mystery know no borders and neither do the protagonists of Prey, Cutting the Cord and The Lost Jewels: one is pursued by an assassin, another is an assassin and the third is an historian of jewellery. But what defines these women throughout their adventures, which take them to the US, the UK, Europe

Read more

Writing short, writing long:  Q &A with Sandi Wallace

Mt Dandenong writer Sandi Wallace explores the different challenges  of writing short stories and novels with Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, Robyn Walton – and gives lots of hot tips for the Scarlet Stiletto Awards.  Hi Sandi. In our annual Scarlet Stiletto short story competition, you’ve been a standout entrant over the years, with wins in

Read more