Deadly Debuts with Janice Simpson and Aoife Clifford

Newly-minted crime authors Janice Simpson and Aoife Clifford enthralled (and amused) a large audience talking about their books, Murder at Mt Martha (Hybrid press) and All These Perfect Strangers (Simon & Schuster) to Sisters in Crime in Melbourne on 29 April. Under the gentle interrogation of Sisters in Crime national convenor, Maggie Baron, they revealed …

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By the Book: The WA Chapter of Sisters in Crime

Convenor Val Marsden provided this recent update on Sisters in Crime WA. Our chapter is a reading group that began not long after Sisters in Crime Australia was established in Melbourne. We first met in Perth in 1993 and have been meeting regularly, on the last Friday of every month, ever since. We meet in …

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Sulari shortlisted

For the second consecutive year, Sisters in Crime member, Sulari Gentill, has made the Australian Book Industry Awards shortlist for the Small Publishers’ Adult Book of the Year, this time with Give the Devil His Due. Her publisher, Pantera Press, is understandably excited. “Given that this particular award is associated with non-fiction titles, it is …

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Red Shoes by Angela Savage (2013)

Red shoes according to the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale were the ultimate vanity and cursed the wearer. In the Tom Waits’ song, Red Shoes by the Drugstore, Little Caesar gets caught stealing a diamond ring for his baby all because “he loved the way she looked in those red shoes”. Red shoes, it seems, bring …

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