Giving a voice to the outback: Fleur McDonald

The day PETA put their Farm Maps up onto the website and animal activists were trespassing onto farms, I was driving to Perth, listening to the ABC report on this atrocity. I was getting angrier and angrier and my speed was getting faster and faster, the more furious I became! I knew I needed to tell the farmer’s side of the story.

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Women crime writers in 21st-century Italy: Mirna Cicioni

There are two main differences between Italian and Australian women’s crime fiction. In Italian texts, murders are mostly motivated by jealousy or greed, and on the whole, there is less emphasis on family violence and on rape than in Australian fiction. The other noticeable difference is the emphasis on linguistic and cultural identity in the various Italian regions.

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Murder Monday: Sara Foster

With the publication of The Hush (HarperCollins Australia) in October 2021, Perth-based author, Sara Foster, has notched up six psychological thrillers. She talked about her career and the craft of writing with Karina Kilmore for November’s Murder Monday.

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View the Davitt Awards Video

Whilst a good time was had by all, a recording was made for posterity. And for those who were unable to join us on the night.

Check out the wonderful interview with Debra Oswald, who said writers are ‘match fit for lockdown’ and ‘built for a pandemic’. Find out why by watching the video.

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Murder Monday: Sally Hepworth

“I always start out with a happy, uplifting premise, and before I know it, I’m Googling the best instruments with which to bludgeon someone to death.”

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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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