Stella Blomkvist: Siobhan Mullany reviews

I enjoyed this Icelandic crime drama but it left me unsettled. It features a tough defence lawyer called Stella Blomkvist. Stella is persistent in trying to get the best for her clients. Her clients have their own agendas and so does Stella. The political angle is fascinating and, almost, believable. The style has cartoon like features …

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Working Class Girl: Q&A with Karina Kilmore

Debut author Karina Kilmore drew on her own life and work background to write her debut novel Where the Truth Lies (Simon & Schuster) which centres on a journalist investigating a death on the wharves and the tribal divide between big business, the media and unions. She spoke to Maggie Baron.  Q: Hi Karina, firstly …

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Everyday psychopaths: Kelli Hawkins

Writing a crime thriller marks the author as a slightly suspicious person; perhaps even a downright shady one – or so I’ve recently discovered. My debut novel, Other People’s Houses, was released in March and I’ve lost count of the number of friends and family – even strangers – who’ve asked how, and why, I …

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Vanda Symon – pharmacist, fencer and NZ crime queen

After a six-month hiatus, Murder Mondays are back, but with a difference. The one-on-one author interviews which proved so popular during last year’s pandemic won’t be weekly this time round. They’ll be monthly but national co-convenor (and author), Karina Kilmore, will still be the one asking the tough questions. This month, Karina put fellow-Kiwi, Vanda …

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Now online: Witness for the Prosecution: Supporting survivors of sexual assault

Sisters in Crime Australia was again proud to join forces with the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University, to present its 15th Law Week event. An expert panel – Louise Milligan, Jane Patrick, Michele Williams QC and Rachel Spencer –  discuss the experience of survivors of sexual assault and their journey through the Australian legal system and how it make it …

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Zipping on the zeitgeist: Q&A with Meg Mundell

The Trespassers, Meg Mundell’s first foray into crime fiction, is presciently set during a global pandemic, and tracks the deprivations and fears of passengers sailing from London to Melbourne as new infections break out on board. It won Sisters in Crime’s 20th Davitt Award (Best Crime Novel). Meg talked to Janice Simpson about how this …

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