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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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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The delightful Miss S – Siobhan Mullany reviews

For a break from the dark Nordic crime, SBS On Demand delivered with Miss S, an adaptation of Kerry Greenwood’s Miss Fisher set in the late 20s’ and early 30s’ Shanghai. What a delight. You will recognise Kerry Greenwood’s plots, each spread over two episodes. All your favourite characters are there. Miss Su and Inspector …

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Striking Out – Natalie Conyer reviews

Striking Out, a two-season Irish legal drama (Acorn TV, and Apple TV), is the TV equivalent of comfort food: nourishing, not too demanding, and very enjoyable. No wonder it drew incredible ratings for Irish channel RTE when it first aired in 2017. For Tara Rafferty (Amy Huberman), life is good. She’s a young lawyer working …

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Mirandi Riwoe wins the ARA Historical Novel prize of $50,000

Congratulations to Queensland Sisters in Crime member, Mirandi Riwoe, for winning the ARA Historical Novel prize of $50,000 for her novel, Stone Sky Gold Mountain (UQP). The  award ceremony on 10 November, was hosted by Brooke Boney, and held by both video broadcast and live stream video. It included illustrated readings by Mirandi (pictured here …

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2020 Danger Prize goes to Tanya Bretherton

Congratulations to Sydney Sisters in Crime member, Tanya Bretherton, for winning the BAD Sydney Crime Writers’ Festival’s 2020 Danger Prize for The Killing Streets (Hachette). Walkley Award–winning investigative journalist Kate McClymont is the winner of the 2020 Danger Lifetime Achievement Award. Tanya was interviewed by Stephen Romei, the literary editor for The Australian. Click HERE …

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