women’s crime writing

Katherine Kovacic: author, art historian, dog trainer & sometime tango dancer

For this week’s Murder Mondays, Melbourne author Katherine Kovacic is put through her paces by Karina Kilmore, a debut crime writer,  journalist and national convenor for Sisters in Crime. (Click on the image below  to go to the YouTube recording.) Katherine has three crime novels under her belt, all featuring art dealer Alex Clayton –

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Murder Mondays: Dervla McTiernan

Dervla McTiernan, who won last year’s Davitt Award for Best Adult Novel plus a Neddie for her debut crime novel The Rúin (HarperCollins), is the second guest on the Sisters in Crime new video series, Murder Mondays, where talented women authors are interrogated by Karina Kilmore about the craft of crime. The Irish-born Dervla now

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Murder Mondays kick off with Val McDermid

Val McDermid, Queen of Tartan Noir, is the first guest on the Sisters in Crime new video series, Murder Mondays, where talented women authors are interrogated about the craft of crime.    A very good friend of Sisters in Crime, Val McDermid has starred in six events with us here in Australia and we can’t

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Coming to you via YouTube – Sisters in Crime@Law Week: The ABC of DNA

Sisters in Crime’s 14th Law Week event is going online. It will be available for free viewing worldwide on YouTube at 6.3opm Friday 22 May. Details will be posted on Sisters in Crime website and Facebook page and will also be sent to members and supporters via the e-newsletter, A  Stab in the Dark, on Friday 29 May. Sisters in

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Cancelled: Writing NSW: Crime Writing Fundamentals with Sarah Barrie

Have you always wanted to know how to write crime? Or do you have a crime novel underway that needs work? Crime Writing Fundamentals with best-selling author Sarah Barrie, is suitable for anyone who wants to learn how to write a successful crime novel. Sarah Barrie Sarah Barrie is an Australian author writing suspense in rural settings.

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Deadline for the 20th Davitt Awards entry extended

The deadline for Sisters in Crime Australia’s 20th Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books by Australian women has been extended to Friday 15 May. This year the Davitts are again sponsored by Swinburne University of Technology. New judges’ wrangler, Moraig Kisler, said that the pandemic had created problems across the board, across

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Val McDermid first guest for Murder Mondays

Sisters in Crime is thrilled to announce that Tartan Noir Queen, Val McDermid, will be its very first guest on its new weekly crime craft session, Murder Mondays, which premieres on YouTube at 6.00pm 11 May. McDermid will be interrogated by Sisters in Crime national convenor, Karina Kilmore, to kickstart its free weekly Q&A video

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Murder Takes a Holiday

During the pandemic lockdown, overseas travel is out of the question and we’re lucky to take a walk in the local park even whilst observing social distancing. One of crime fiction’s many virtues is that it allows us to travel to exotic locations from the safety and comfort of the couch or bed. Sisters in

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A new $30,000 literary prize for historical fiction

With prize money of $30,000, the new ARA Historical Novel Prize gives Australian and New Zealand historical novelists the chance to be recognised in a class of their own, with the most significant prize purse for any genre-based prize in Australasia. The ARA Historical Novel Prize has been made possible by the generosity of its

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Book launch: The Long Shadow by Anne Buist

Book launch: The Long Shadow We are raising our (socially isolated) champagne glasses to celebrate the release of Anne Buist’s latest killer novel, The Long Shadow. This engrossing book introduces readers to psychologist Isabel Harris as she tries to unravel the mystery behind a baby’s death 25 years previously. (Anne is an active member of

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