Emma Viskic: multi-award-winning author and clarinetist

Emma Viskic, a serial offender in the Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards, spoke to Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, Karina Kilmore, for this week’s Murder Mondays interview. (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.) Emma was joint winner (with Dervla McTiernan) of the 2020 Davitt Award (Readers’ Choice) for Darkness for …

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Crime and the big short… list

Catch up with The Fairfax Media report on the short lists for the 2016 Davitt Awards and the Ned Kelly Awards. http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/bookmarks-news-and-views-from-the-book-world-20160809-gqofe2.html

Emily Maguire in conversation with Clementine Ford

Carmel Shute from Sisters in Crime caught up with Emily Maguire who was in conversation with feminist commentator Clementine Ford at Readings Carlton on 14 April. Emily is a well-regarded novellist but An Isolated Incident is her first foray into crime – and let’s hope it’s not her last. It is a crime book with …

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Tennison by Lynda La Plante

Author: Lynda La Plante Publisher: Simon and Schuster Copyright Year: 2015 Review By: Diana Olsberg Book Synopsis: In 1973 Jane Tennison, aged 22, leaves the Metropolitan Police Training Academy to be placed on probationary exercise in Hackney where criminality thrives. We witness her struggle to cope in a male-dominated, chauvinistic environment, learning fast to deal …

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Dark Corners by Ruth Rendell

Author: Ruth Rendell Publisher: Hutchinson Copyright Year: 2015 Review By: Diana Olsberg Book Synopsis: When his father dies, Carl Martin inherits a house in an increasingly rich and trendy London neighborhood. Carl needs cash, however, so he rents the upstairs room and kitchen to the first person he interviews, Dermot McKinnon. That was colossal mistake …

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