women’s crime writing

Open invitation – Melbourne launch of Caroline de Costa’s, Blood Sisters (Wild Dingo Press)

Sisters in Crime Cairns member, Caroline de Costa, will be in conversation with author and Sisters in Crime’s member, Leigh Redhead, for the launch of Blood Sisters, Caroline’s third novel in her Cass Diamond series set in FNQ. Also hear from journalist Margaret Simons on the topic of  sex trafficking.  Introduction by Carmel Shute, Sisters in Crime

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Revolutionary Disillusionment: Q&A with Laura Elizabeth Woollett

Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, spoke to Sydney author, Laura Elizabeth Woollett, about her book Beautiful Revolutionary (Scribe, 2018) which has just been longlisted for the 2019 Australian Literature Society (ALS) Gold Medal. Hi Laura. You give your readers a fictionalized account of the rise and fall of the Peoples Temple cult, which ended with

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

Sisters in Crime Australia’s 19th Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books by Australian women are now open.  The deadline has been extended so publishers now have until Friday 10 May to enter. Self-published books are again eligible. Six Davitt Awards will be presented at a gala dinner in Melbourne, probably in late

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Open invitation: Launch of Idle Lies by Lian Knight

All welcome at the launch of Lian Knight’s debut novel, Idle Lies (Hybrid Press). Idle Lies: A deserted picnic ground. The killer, horrified and frozen with indecision, falls asleep at the scene until he mistakes a firetruck for the authorities and bolts. Kate wakes from a dream holiday to discover her husband Matt is leaving her. Matt shares

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Maryrose Cuskelly talks about her book, Wedderburn: A True Tale of Blood and Dust

Maryrose Cuskelly will be talking about her book, Wedderburn: A True Tale of Blood and Dust. True crime at its very best. A savage triple homicide shook up the small town of Wedderburn, but like the suspenseful podcast S-Town, things aren’t always as they seem. In this compelling book, Maryrose Cuskelly gets to the core of

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Castlemaine author event with Maryrose Cuskelly

Maryrose Cuskelly will be talking about her book, Wedderburn: A True Tale of Blood and Dust. True crime at its very best. A savage triple homicide shook up the small town of Wedderburn, but like the suspenseful podcast S-Town, things aren’t always as they seem. In this compelling book, Maryrose Cuskelly gets to the core of

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Open invitation: Annaleese Jochems In Conversation

Join New-Zealand sensation Annaleese Jochems in conversation at the Younger Sun to discuss her debut novel, Baby. Cynthia is twenty-one, bored and desperately waiting for something big to happen. Her striking fitness instructor, Anahera, is ready to throw in the towel on her job and marriage. With stolen money and a dog in tow they

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Open invitation – the launch of What Lies Beneath Us by Kirsty Ferguson

Join us to celebrate the launch of What Lies Beneath Us by Kirsty Ferguson. Jessica James had the perfect life. She had a good job, supportive friends, and her husband Geoff and her son Jack both adored her. Everything changed the moment she found out she was having another child.  Now she’s a stay at home mum,

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The past is never past: New mysteries with history

Toni Jordan, M J Tjia and Kirsten Alexander talk to Alison Goodman about why digging into the past provides such fertile themes and characters for crime writing. Award-winning Melbourne author Toni Jordan is the author of five novels. Her latest, The Fragments, is her first foray into the mystery world. Set in 1930s’ New York

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Crime across the ditch: Lucy Sussex reports on Rotorua Noir

New Zealand is a country of firsts, and Rotorua Noir was its debut crime fiction convention, held over the Australia Day weekend, 2019. The venue, appropriately the Shambles Theatre, was small, but a perfect confab resulted. Writers appeared from NZ, but also Australia (Michael Rowbotham), Iceland, Finland and the North of the British Isles. Rotorua

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