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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Exposed: The Ghost Train Fire Siobhan Mullany reviews

True crime investigations have become the cheap options for some TV programming. Promised revelations are often disappointing. Not with this program available on ABC iView  – Exposed: The Ghost Train Fire. This is a heartbreaking investigation into the deaths of four schoolboys and a father and his two little sons when the ghost train at …

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U3APP Talk: Carmel Shute – A Life in Crime

For thirty years this September, Sisters in Crime Australia has been celebrating women’s crime writing, running exciting events, nurturing authors and having fun. Co-founder Carmel Shute told tall tales and true under a grilling from a fellow convenor, Tara Mitchell, via Zoom on 20 March, to U3A Port Phillip. Catch up on our YouTube channel. …

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Crime writers head to France!

France, renowned for delectable food and wine, art and romance, has also proved a popular setting for crime authors: the art world in Pip Drysdale’s The Paris Affair, a grand country estate in Anna Downes’s The Safe Place and the Alps in Allie Reynolds’s Shiver. Each lends a certain je ne sais quoi to the …

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Surviving the odds: Q&A with Elizabeth Flann

How does a woman alone on a remote island and running out of food escape the men hunting her? Elizabeth Flann’s debut novel, Beware of Dogs (HarperCollins), explores what happens with Robyn Walton.   A warm welcome to your first novel, Elizabeth. Your bio tells us you have a background in publishing, literature, and film? …

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The Creative Leap – Sarah Thornton

Looking back, the leap seems inconceivable. But when the notion first arrived I could not ignore it. I’d taken up law as a second career in my thirties. It was challenging, stimulating, sometimes thrilling, ultimately lucrative and I thrived on it. But twenty years on it had lost its lustre. I wasn’t even sure what I …

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Deadly secrets revealed – Toxic families event now online

Families can be havens of love and affection, but they can also be crucibles of crime where abuse and resentment create an explosive mix. At the family core there are usually secrets – deep, dark secrets – as three new novels demonstrate: Nicola Moriarty’s You Need to Know, Erina Reddan’s The Serpent’s Skin and Lyn Yeowart’s The Silent Listener. Click HERE to …

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