Sisters in Crime Australia is proud to announce that 25 stories by 25 authors have been shortlisted for its 30th Scarlet Stiletto Awards for best short stories written by Australian women. This year a record 250 stories are vying for a record $12,720 in prize money. The 30th Scarlet Stiletto Awards ceremony will be held on Saturday 25 November, 6 for 6.30 pm, at Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Raglan Street, South Melbourne. (Bookings details to come.)
For the October Crime Stack, Fremantle Press has kindly offered 20 copies of Vertigo, the latest novel by bestselling Perth author, Karen Herbert. Can analysing spreadsheets help solve a mystery in the public service?
The Crime Stack is a benefit for Sisters in Crime members. Every month there are 20 books to win in a random draw of members. Join now and be in the running for a complimentary copy.
Sisters in Crime Australia Inc. takes great pleasure in inviting members to attend its Annual General Meeting which will follow its Killing Time event on Friday 13 October 2023, 9.30 pm, at the Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Raglan St., South Melbourne. It will run for approximately 15 minutes. If you are unable to attend in person, please send in a proxy.
The mission of Sisters in Crime has always been to give a voice to those without. It is now time for the First Nation Australians to have a Voice.
Hundreds of Australian writers, agents, booksellers, and publishers are now supporting the Writers for the Voice initiative which was started by Nicole Abadee and Jane Novak, a Sydney Sisters in Crime member. A sleuth of Sisters in Crime author members has already signed up.
A lot has been written about the German occupation of France and the French Resistance. But what Belinda Alexandra was interested in what happened after the Germans left, and the French people who had collaborated and those who resisted had to face each other. She also wanted to bring the story home. Australia was relatively untouched by war, compared to Europe, but one million servicemen and women had participated in the armed services in some way and their lives were never the same.
For the September Crime Stack, Pan Macmillan Australia has kindly offered 20 copies of Darling Girls, the thrilling page-turner by New York Times bestselling author Sally Hepworth about sisterhood, secrets, love, and murder. The Crime Stack is a benefit for Sisters in Crime members. Every month there are 20 books to win in a random draw of members. Join now and be in the running for a complimentary copy.
The 23rd Davitt Awards Ceremony on 2 September was booked out and a huge success. Debi Marshall, the Walkley-award winning investigative journalist and true-crime author, presented the awards after discussing her amazing life in crime with Emily Webb, true crime author and podcaster (and former Davitt Judge). Six wonderul books won awards.
Nicki Thornton, the award-winning children’s writer from Oxfordshire, England, is our guest author for the August Murder Monday. She spoke about her crime craft to Jacq Ellem, bibliophile, copywriter, occasional broadcaster, award-winning podcaster, and a member of the new Tasmanian chapter. Nicki’s latest crime novel is the wonderfully-titled The Poisoned Pie Mystery.