A new chapter in Sisters in Crime: Kristin Murdock reports on the SA Launch

The long-awaited launch of Sisters in Crime South Australian Chapter  on Saturday 19 September was murderously good.

Held at the Caledonian Hotel in North Adelaide, thoughts of COVID-19 delays were a distant memory as dozens of keen crime writers gathered to celebrate the first meeting of the SA chapter.

Dr Samantha Battams (left), the SA convenor facilitated the evening which was a great chance to meet fellow writers and share works in progress. Guest speakers were engaging and informative.

Michael Newbury, Adelaide police detective and author of a book on collecting evidence shared his experiences of investigating crime. Michael explained mobile phones can be the worst enemy of a criminal, with the ability to be located every 12 seconds and within around 20 metres, Though, as pointed out by an astute listener, that doesn’t necessarily mean the owner is with the phone! Michael’s thorough explanation of investigation procedures had many taking notes for future stories.

Criminal barrister, Claire O’Connor (pictured, top of page),had the audience laughing with her anecdotes of legal life while also offering comprehensive answers to more serious questions. Claire’s generous sharing of in-depth legal matters made for fascinating listening and she and Michael remained afterwards for a Q & A session.

There were door prizes for everyone, thanks to generous donations and the committee is asking for members to offer reviews on Goodreads or other platforms. Heralded a fantastic night by all who attended the SA Chapter of Sisters in Crime looks destined to be a success with convenors working on future events and members keen to hear what’s happening in the future.

More info: Contact Samantha  Battams: samanthabattams@gmail.com