women’s crime writing

Gathering Dark with Candice Fox

Enjoy a night of crime on Tuesday 31 March with BAD Sydney at the launch of Candice Fox’s new thriller Gathering Dark. We begin the night with our Great Trivia Slam (special book prizes for the winners). Then Candice Fox, one of Australia’s most acclaimed crime writers, will be speaking for the first time about

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Books in the time of coronavirus

There aren’t many upsides to living in the time of coronavirus but catching up on good crime books (by women, of course) is one of them. Sisters in Crime asked its author members what they could recommend. And don’t forget, if you don’t want to buy any of these books from your local bookstore (whilst

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65 women’s crime books on offer for new & re-joining members

Like many arts and literary organisations, Sisters in Crime faces a future of no income from our usual sources due to the coronavirus pandemic. Where possible, we will be hosting events online. One way that you can help us survive in these uncertain times, is to join or re-join. The first 65 to do so

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Events in the time of coronavirus

Sisters in Crime hopes its members and supporters (and everyone else) are all staying safe and healthy in these challenging times. Our live events have been suspended for now but at least some will be going online – which means that anyone, anywhere in the world and at any time can enjoy hearing what authors,

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POSTPONED TIL AUGUST: Natalie Conyer talks to the Jessie Street National Women’s Library, Sydney

When South Africa moved from Apartheid to majority rule, locally produced crime fiction became extremely popular. Why was this? What does crime fiction have to say about the new South Africa, and how does it deal with real-life crime there? Sydney Sister in Crime Natalie Conyer will talk about why she chose to write about

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Menu for Murder: Q&A with Livia Day

Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, Robyn Walton, spoke to Livia Day about Keep Calm and Kill the Chef (Twelfth Planet Press, 2019), the third novel in her culinary crime series set in Hobart. Hi Livia. So culinary crime is a thing. And it’s been around for a while. Can you give us some potted intel? I

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Writing in the times of corona –  Karina Kilmore

I’m half way through writing my second novel and, despite the devastation around the world to our lives and our economies (and the cancellation of my debut book tour), I’m staying hopeful. I’m hopeful that there will be a medical cure for this terrible coronavirus, with the latest tactics focusing on testing existing drugs while

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POSTPONED: Karina Kilmore in conversation@Readings St Kilda (Vic)

Karina Kilmore, debut author and Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, will be interrogated by high profile true-crime writer Andrew Rule about her new thriller Where the Truth Lies. Join us for a gripping evening of all things crime. Where the Truth Lies, was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript and

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Karina Kilmore in conversation@Better Read Than Dead (Sydney)

When both Jane Harper and Christian White call a book compelling, that’s a good reason to pick it up. In Where the truth lies, investigative journalist with a troubled past, Chrissie O’Brien, becomes obsessed with finding out the truth about the apparently accidental death of a female dockworker she thinks was murder. This puts her

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Wendy Lewis in conversation@Better Read Than Dead (Newtown, Sydney)

Who is Richard Hauptmann? Why should he forgive us? And can a true crime writer write short stories? Find out at this free event for book lovers looking for something a little out-of-left-field. Wendy Lewis discusses her new short story collection Please Forgive Us, Richard Hauptmann with Ashley Kalagian Blunt! Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at

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