A cause for celebration: Launch of Sisters in Crime’s 30th Scarlet Stiletto Awards
Join us for an historic (and enjoyable) occasion – the launch of Sisters in Crime’s 30th Scarlet Stiletto Awards hosted by Angela Savage. Susanna Lobez and Leigh Redhead will read the winning Body in the Library stories from 2021 and 2022.
Twist of fate: Australian rural noir
Crime has left the mean streets to stalk the dusty backroads of the Australian bush and thrills abound – with Michelle Prak (The Rush); Jacqueline Ross (Blackwater); and Maryrose Cuskelly (The Cane). The three authors will be exploring their thrillers with Catie Maher – chill now!!
Murder Monday: Dinuka McKenzie
Pregnant cops – and cops with very young babies – don’t feature a lot (in fact hardly ever) in crime fiction. NSW award-winning author, Dinuka McKenzie, has been redressing the balance with her two novels, The Torrent, and Taken.
The Crime Stack: After the Smoke Clears by Kylie Kaden
For the May Crime Stack, Pantera Press has kindly offered 20 copies of After the Smoke Clears by Brisbane-based Kylie Kaden, the best-selling author of One of Us and The Day the Lies Began. A family. A small town. A lifetime of secrets. Would you tell your partner the worst thing you’ve ever done? To be in the running you need to be a member of Sisters in Crime. Why not join now?
Vise Le Coeur (Aim for the Heart): TV Review by Siobhan Mullany
Popular French police procedural. Captain Julia Scola (played by Claire Keim) is a proud police officer, like her father. She’s experienced and efficient and, at home, supported by her partner Daniel. At work, she’s in the bad books with some colleagues for reporting corruption and she has a new boss, Novak Lisica. He was a defence lawyer, is now a fast-tracked senior police officer, and he was her childhood friend and teenage boyfriend. She cannot work with him.
Best Holiday Reads, 2022-2023
It’s been a bumper year for women’s crime. And what better time to catch up than over the festive season. Sisters in Crime asked convenors, author members, Davitt Award judges, and winners to nominate their best holiday reads by women crime authors. We hope you enjoy the books they’ve nominated. Most are fairly recent but some are golden oldies.
Every month Sisters in Crime brings you new reviews from women who write criminally good books.