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SA Chapter: The Crime Short Story

The Barton Room at the Caledonian Hotel
215 O’Connell Street
North Adelaide, SA

October 16 @ 6:00 pm 10:30 pm

$18 – $25 (Lower price for members)

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Authors Kristin Murdock and Dorothy Shorne will be on a panel discussing what makes a compelling crime short story.

Kristen is the winner of the Sisters in Crime Australia Scarlet Stiletto 2020 Melbourne Athenaeum Body in the Library Award for her short story, The Irony of Silence, which she will read during the event.

About Kristen Murdock:

Sharing a birthday with Agatha Christie, it’s no surprise Kristin turned to a life of crime – writing, that is. Kristin works as a freelance journalist and art teacher in APY Lands by day and crime writer by night, with a handy degree in psychology and sociology. Prior to becoming a published crime writer, Kristin had a YA book – Bad Boys, published by Pan Macmillan but, even in that different genre, crime played a major role in the storyline. Poisons are generally her weapon of choice and, having lived in rural SA for most of her life, her next project is a farm-based crime novel. Her current manuscript, Alibi on Althorp, is at the 150,000-word mark.

Like all writers, her dream is to nab a book contract and make writing her sole occupation. Kristin is a regular entrant in the Scarlet Stiletto Awards. She was runner-up in the Scarlet Stiletto Awards in 2010, and the winner of the Malice Domestic prize for her story, “Sally’s Sea Change“. In 2019, she took out the Most Satisfying Retribution prize for “Plenty More Fish,” and, in 2020, won The Body in the Library Award for “The Irony of Silence.” Kristin has collected all her short crime stories in her latest book, She is Vengeance.

About Dorothy Shorne:

Currently living in semi-retirement in Adelaide, Dorothy Shorne has had a varied career. She built modular houses in Central Australia, opened various businesses, and was involved in the development of Sydney Airport.

She is a published romance writer, and loves the short story format in a range of genres, also being published in two Stringybark anthologies and two anthologies produced by the Melbourne Social Writers. She was shortlisted in the 2018 Scarlet Stiletto Awards and is keen to hear the results of this year’s competition.