The Nurse as Sleuth: Lyn McFarlane

The original inspiration for The Scarlet Cross came from my sister, who is an avid crime reader and a former psychiatric nurse. She was the one who suggested a hospital as the setting for a crime novel and I heartily agreed: the caregivers in a hospital are often at the coal face of crime, especially in the emergency department.

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Sisters 30th: We had the crime of our lives

Sisters in Crime celebrated its 30th birthday at the magnificent new Victorian Pride Centre in Fitzroy Street, St Kilda on Saturday (23 April). The building resounded with the voices of nearly a hundred Sisters in Crime and Brothers-in-Law belting out the chorus of “Sisters are writin’ it for themselves”.

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Lynda La Plante: Live online

Lynda La Plante made television history in 1991 when she created Prime Suspect, starring Helen Mirren as DCI Jane Tennison. She is now the author of over forty novels, all of which have been bestsellers. Lynda will be talking about her stellar career and her latest book, Vanished, with Sisters in Crime’s Jacqui Horwood. The …

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