Murder Monday: Megan Goldin

Melbourne author, Megan Goldin, has developed an international reputation for her gripping psychological thrillers. All are set in the United States. Here latest thriller. her fourth – Stay Awake – is just out with Michael Joseph. A magazine writer wakes up in the back of a taxi with no idea where she is or how she got there. She soon finds herself on the run for a crime she doesn’t remember committing …

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22nd Davitt Awards Presentation

Frock up (or suit up) and join us for an à la carte dinner as Louise Milligan presents Sisters in Crime’s annual Davitt Awards – 6 for 6.30 pm, Saturday 27 August, Rising Sun Hotel, South Melbourne. She’ll be talking to Jacqui Horwood before presenting the awards.

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Sisters in Crime NSW presents: Mothers – how far will they go?

Join award-winning journalist and outspoken social commentator, Jane Caro, and Ned Kelly nominated debut author, Rae Cairns, in conversation with best-selling author, Pamela Hart, at Sisters in Crime NSW’s first ‘real live’ event in 2022. This is your opportunity to engage in the discussion of Jane’s new psychological crime drama, The Mother, and Rae’s recently released high-paced crime novel, The Good Mother.

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The Crime Stack: Those Who Perish by Emma Viskic

This month’s member draw is for the addictive new Caleb Zelig thriller from multi-award winning Sisters member Emma Viskic. A remote island. An isolated community. A killer picking the off one by one. And Caleb’s brother is in the firing line.
How to be in the draw? Be a member!

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Shining bright: Kimberley Starr

I really wanted to consider how much we can rely on other people, and how self-interest can be a corrupting influence. But there were other things I was wondering about as well and I think those wonderings worked their way into the mysteries in the plot. For instance, living as a colonising people, what should our relationship be to the land that we only claim to own because our ancestors stole it?

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True Colours: TV Review by Siobhan Mullany

This four-part TV series – the first ever NITV-SBS Drama co-production – is a slow burn. This series does not shy away from the complexity of the issues in a remote community. The use and abuse of cultural knowledge is a central theme.

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The two-hander in storytelling: Shelley Burr

Stripped down to its most basic form, crime fiction is about concealing information from the reader, and then gradually revealing it. This is one of the reasons why the genre tends to favour telling its stories through a single point of view character, often the detective, in first person or close third person.

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Davitt Awards shortlist announced

Thirty-three books on Sisters in Crime’s shortlist for its 22nd Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books! Not all that excessive given that 169 books have been in contention. The Davitts are riding the crest of an enormous wave of popularity for crime writing by Australian women. Women like writing it, the publishers like printing it, and we all love reading it.

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Sisters in Crime Returns to Cobargo

Some of Australia’s most popular female crime writers will converge on the Bega Valley on Saturday 27 August for the Sisters in Crime writers’ festival. The line-up includes Candice Fox, Vikki Petraitis, Fleur Ferris, Ilsa Evans, Kay Schubach, Caroline de Costa, and Dorothy Johnston.

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New Reviews

Every month Sisters in Crime brings you new reviews from women who write criminally good books.

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