women’s writing

Small Towns, Big Secrets, Criminal Intentions

Sue Williams, Aoife Clifford and Kerry McGinnis talk to Hazel Edwards about how crime can stalk dusty country roads as readily as the mean streets of the big cities. Live and Let Fry (Text Publishing) is the third book by Sue Williams to feature Cass Tuplin, proprietor of the Rusty Bore Takeaway (and unlicensed private

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Captivating Criminality 5: Crime Fiction: Insiders and Outsiders

The Captivating Criminality Network is delighted to announce its fifth UK conference. Building upon and developing ideas and themes from the previous four successful conferences, Crime Fiction: Insiders and Outsiders, will examine the ways in which Crime Fiction as a genre is able to incorporate both traditional ideas and themes, as well as those from

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YA Crime – Is it all grown up?

Three authors – Ellie Marney, Sarah Epstein and Lili Wilkinson  – talk to Jacqui Horwood about how their Young Adult crime novels are transgressing the traditional boundaries with themes of sex, drugs, violence and much more …   Award-winning Guilford author, Ellie Marney, originally conceived her latest YA crime/romantic suspense novel, No Limits, as a spin-off to her

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Getting away with murder: 101 books contend for Sisters in Crime’s 18th Davitt Awards

A record 101 books are in contention for Sisters in Crime Australia’s 18th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women.  This figure tops last year’s record by two. An astonishing 71 are adult crime novels and more than a third – 37 books in total – are debut offerings. Davitt judges’ wrangler, Jacqui

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Danish crime writer Sissel-Jo Gazan to present Sisters in Crime’s 18th Davitt Awards

Sisters in Crime is delighted to announce that Danish crime writer Sissel-Jo Gazan will present Sisters in Crime’s 18th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women on Saturday 11 August, 6pm in Melbourne. (2018 Davitt Awards Long List) After talking about her ‘life in crime’ with author Leigh Redhead, Gazan will present six

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BOOKED OUT!! Crime’s other victims: The professionals who deal with Australia’s most horrific murders

For its 12th Law Week event, Sisters in Crime Australia is joining forces with the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University to explore the stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to keep society safe – police officers, homicide detectives, paramedics, doctors, forensic scientists, a trauma cleaner – and an author who writes about murders.

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Be brought to book: new publisher calls for crime

Elephant Tree Publishing, a new addition to Australia’s somewhat beleaguered publishing industry, has put out the call for more crime – and lots of it. Mother and daughter team Dr Kathryn Spurling and Jennifer Brown-Leslie decided to launch Elephant Tree Publishing and Missing Pages Books because they were inspired by the expressive stories from popular

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Dads Who Kill: Q&A with Megan Norris

Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, Robyn Walton talked to Megan about her true crime book, Look What You Made Me Do: Fathers Who Kill (Echo, 2016) which won the 2017 Davitt (Non-Fiction). Hello, Megan. First, a trigger warning to readers. The matters mentioned in our Q&A may be distressing, especially for anyone who has lost a

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Anna Snoekstra @the Clunes Booktown Festival

Author talk by Anna Snoekstra re her second crime novel, Little Secrets. Little Secrets (Harlequin) is a stand-alone thriller like her debut novel, Only Daughter, which has been optioned in the US by Universal Pictures. Little Secrets started out as a short story for the Scarlet Stiletto Awards a few years back, but kept growing and growing

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Ellie Marney@the Clunes Booktown Festival

Author talk – Ellie Marney on her latest crime novel, No Limits. Boozer, brawler, ladies’ man – nineteen-year-old Harris Derwent is not a good guy. Injured and unemployed, he’s about to find out what he’s really made of when he agrees to narc within a rural drug cartel… Eighteen-year-old Amita Blunt is the perfect police sergeant’s daughter

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