women’s crime writing

Nordic Noir: the new cool

Book tickets Over the past decade, the icy winds of Nordic noir have swept through the worlds of crime fiction, feature film and television drama. The mood (gloomy and bleak) and look (dark and grim) combined with compelling narratives, strong female characters and the distinctive landscapes of Scandinavia have attracted huge numbers of devotees globally.

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Author Talk – True Crime: Inside stories with Robin Bowles and Vikki Petraitis

Robin Bowles and Vikki Petraitis have investigated some of the highest criminal profile cases from recent times (serial killer Paul Denyer, Jaidyn Leskie, Jennifer Tanner, Paul Dale and many more). In this talk, Robin and Vikki will discuss some of their most famous true-crime stories. Robin Bowles is known as Australia’s True Crime Queen’, and

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Author talk with Janice Simpson – Mornington Library

Murder in Mount Martha is the first crime novel by Melbourne author Janice Simpson. Janice is a national co-convenor of  Sisters in Crime. Steeped in Melbourne’s past and historically accurate, Murder in Mount Martha is inspired by a real-life unsolved murder. It is an exciting and harrowing tale of what might have happened on the dark

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Author talk with Janice Simpson – Rosebud Library

  Murder in Mount Martha is the first crime novel by Melbourne author Janice Simpson. Janice is a national co-convenor of  Sisters in Crime Steeped in Melbourne’s past and historically accurate, Murder in Mount Martha is inspired by a real-life unsolved murder. It is an exciting and harrowing tale of what might have happened on

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Become a Partner in Crime for the 17th Davitt Awards

Sisters in Crime Australia is appealing to members and supporters to donate towards its 17th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women. This year, 99 crime books are in contention for the awards, due to be presented in Melbourne in late August. “Become a partner in crime and give Australian women crime writers

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Deadly Secrets – The New England Writers’ Centre

  The New England Writers’ Centre presents Deadly Secrets, the second year of its popular crime writing event on Friday June 16 and Saturday June 17  This year its guest author is award-winning crime writer Emma Viskic. Emma, a Sisters in Crime member, won three Davitt Awards last year and also the Ned Kelly Award for best new

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Nordic Noir: the new cool

Sisters in Crime is marking winter with an event devoted to Scandinavian creative output of the criminal kind – “Nordic Noir: the new cool” – 8pm Friday June 30; The Rising Sun Hotel, cnr Raglan Street and Eastern Road, South Melbourne Over the past decade, the icy winds of Nordic Noir have swept through the worlds

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“A gun has only one answer.” Q&A with Candice Fox

Robyn Walton, National co-convenor of Sisters in Crime Australia, spoke to Sydney-based author  Candice Fox about her latest book, Crimson Lake, (Bantam, 2017).  Hi Candice. Thanks for taking our questions. “A gun has only one answer.” That’s what your narrator, Ted, tells us in the first paragraph of Crimson Lake. The only company he’s had

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99 books of murderous intent in contention for Sisters in Crime’s 17th Davitt Awards

A record 99 books of murderous intent are in contention for Sisters in Crime Australia’s 17th Davitt Awards. Sixty-three are adult crime novels. Davitt judges’ wrangler, Jacqui Horwood, said women’s crime writing had exploded over the past 17 years. “When the Davitt Awards were set up back in 2001, there were only seven books competing,

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(Sex) Crime and Punishment

For its 11th Law Week event, Sisters in Crime Australia is joining forces with the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University to explore Victoria’s trail-blazing approach as to how sex crimes are treated and how they are monitored through the Victorian Sexual Offences List and the Victorian Register of Sex Offenders. Professor Bronwyn Naylor will interrogate

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