Debut books in the crime and mystery genre scooped all six awards in Sisters in Crime’s 22nd Davitt Awards on 27 August – Charlotte McConaghy’s Once there Were Wolves; Leanne Hall’s The Gaps; Nicki Greenberg’s The Detective’s Guide to Ocean Travel; Jacqueline Bublitz’s Before You Knew My Name (two awards); and Kate Holden’s, The Winter Road.
Nicole Chamoun, star of Troppo, will present Sisters in Crime’s 29th Scarlet Stiletto Awards for best short stories in collaboration with award-winning author and podcaster, Vikki Petraitis, at a gala ceremony at South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel. Ditch lockdown and Melbourne’s signature black and go troppo –a prize for the best outfit.
For the November Crime Stack, Text Publishing has kindly offered 20 copies of After You Were Gone by Adelaide author Vikki Wakefield. The first adult crime book by award-winning author Vikki Wakefield is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that poses the questions: How far would you go to find your child?
Sisters in Crime Australia held its 2022 Annual General Meeting on Friday 28 October, following its Felony and Fun event at South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel. It had convened a delayed 2021 AGM on Zoom only five months earlier but needed to get back in sync with the schedule required by Consumer Affairs Victoria. Nevertheless, it has broken many records!
The series begins with a young woman cycling round her home town. She has been released from prison after serving her sentence for killing another young woman from the town. Sound familiar? This is not Troppo. Savage River is set in Victoria, not in far north Queensland.
A few bad apples gathered on Thursday 6 October 2022, withas well as some ring-ins from New Zealand, to celebrate the new Tasmanian Chapter of Sisters in Crime Australia at Frank’s Ciderhouse in the Huon Valley. Dr Angela Savage, CEO of Public Libraries Victoria, and Lindy Cameron, Vice-President of Sisters in Crime Australia were on hand to officially launch the new chapter.
Janna Thompson, one of Australia’s most distinguished philosophers, and a long-time member of Sisters in Crime Australia, decided to turn her hand to crime when the pandemic hit Melbourne in 2020.The result is Lockdown (Clan Destine Press), a novel which explores how the invisibility of older women can provide the perfect cover for criminal investigations. Janna put the finishing touches to Lockdown before just before her death from multiple brain tumours in June at the age of 79.
Sisters in Crime Australia is proud to announce that 27 stories by 25 authors have been shortlisted for its 29th Scarlet Stiletto Awards for best short stories written by Australian women. Nicole Chamoun, star of Troppo, will present the awards at a gala dinner on Saturday 3 December, 6 for 6.30 pm, at South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel. She will first discuss her life in crime with author and podcaster, Vikki Petraitis.