Murder Monday: Sue Williams

Sue Williams has an unusual background for a crime writer. She has a PhD in marine biology and has worked as a science writer and chartered accountant. Her four novels featuring Cass Tuplin are set in the tiny town of Rusty Bore in the Mallee. Cass’s café might sell fish and chips but it’s a hell of a long way from the sea … Her latest book is Death at the Belvedere (just out with Text Publishing).

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The Cane

Barbara McClymont walks the cane fields searching for Janet, her sixteen-year-old daughter, who has been missing for weeks. The police have no leads. The people of Quala are divided by dread and distrust. But the sugar crush is underway and the cane must be burned.

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The Heron’s Cry

Detective Matthew Venn is called out to a rural crime scene at the home of a group of artists. What he finds is an elaborately staged murder – Dr Nigel Yeo has been fatally stabbed. His daughter, Eve, is a glassblower, and the murder weapon is a shard of one of her broken vases.

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You Had It Coming

When paramedic Megan Lowe is called to the scene of an attempted murder, all she can do is try to save the victim. But as the man is lifted onto a stretcher, she realises she knows him. She despises him. Why should she save his life when he destroyed hers?

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The Killing Streets

The bodies of the first identified victims, Hilda White and Iris Marriott, were found in 1932. That year is often remembered as the year the Sydney Harbour Bridge opened with great fanfare, but at the time Sydney was still suffering through the Great Depression, with high unemployment and associated poverty and homelessness.

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Both of You

Hands up who’s ever wished they could live another woman’s life? Hands up who’s ever thought, wouldn’t it be nice to live in a house completely different (assume better) than mine, with a life completely different (think less housework and more sex) than mine?

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Sisters in Crime Returns to Cobargo

Some of Australia’s most popular female crime writers will converge on the Bega Valley on Saturday 27 August for the Sisters in Crime writers’ festival. The line-up includes Candice Fox, Vikki Petraitis, Fleur Ferris, Ilsa Evans, Kay Schubach, Caroline de Costa, and Dorothy Johnston.

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Event Launch: Rae Cairns, author of the Good Mother

Everyone welcome – Sydney author (and Sisters’ member) Rae Cairns will be ‘in conversation’ with Melbourne author (and Sisters’ member) Lyn Yeowart about her debut novel, The Good Mother (HarperCollins) – 7pm Thursday 30 June – Robinsons The Glen.

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