Sisters 30th: We had the crime of our lives

Sisters in Crime celebrated its 30th birthday at the magnificent new Victorian Pride Centre in Fitzroy Street, St Kilda on Saturday (23 April). The building resounded with the voices of nearly a hundred Sisters in Crime and Brothers-in-Law belting out the chorus of “Sisters are writin’ it for themselves”.

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Murder Monday: Kylie Kaden

Brisbane author, Kylie Kayden, started off writing romantic suspense but has increasingly turned to the dark side with two domestic noir thrillers, The Day the Lies Began, which came out in August 2019, and now One of Us, out with Pantera Press this month. She talked about the transition with author Karina Kilmore for Sisters in Crime’s May Murder Monday.

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Law Week: The Rights and Wrongs of Forensics

Sisters in Crime Australia is again proud to join forces with the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University, to present its 16th Law Week event.
An expert panel – Soren Blau, Tracie Gould, and Liz Porter – will debate with chair Coroner Audrey Jamieson as to what makes forensic science work and what can sometimes make it go wrong.

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View Online: Lynda La Plante

What an entertainer! Lynda La Plante, creator of Prime Suspect, over 40 novels and numerous television productions, talked about her stellar career and her latest book, Vanished, with Sisters in Crime’s Jacqui Horwood on 27 April. Free to view.

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The Nurse as Sleuth: Lyn McFarlane

The original inspiration for The Scarlet Cross came from my sister, who is an avid crime reader and a former psychiatric nurse. She was the one who suggested a hospital as the setting for a crime novel and I heartily agreed: the caregivers in a hospital are often at the coal face of crime, especially in the emergency department.

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Sisters in Crime in St Kilda: A True Story

Being back on Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, for Sisters in Crime’s 30th birthday party on 23 April, was a step back in time for the host, Sue Turnbull, Sisters in Crime’s Ambassador-at-Large. The story of her first event at Leo’s Spaghetti Bar induced much laughter.

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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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