Killing time: Mysteries with history  

The Rising Sun Hotel cnr Raglan Street and Eastern Road, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Many mysteries have history at their core but some more so than others. Authors Alison Goodman, Nilima Rao and Margaret Hickey will dissect their mysteries with host Dr Kelly Gardiner and detail what light they shed on contemporary concerns as well as those of earlier times, from the Regency era in England, to Fiji in 1914, and to more recent skullduggery on South Australia’s limestone coast.

$50 – $60

30th Scarlet Stiletto Awards: A cause for celebration

The Rising Sun Hotel cnr Raglan Street and Eastern Road, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bring out the scarlet and pearls and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Scarlet Stiletto Awards which have proved to be the springbord to literary success or so many aspiring writers.

$40 – $60

Sisters in Crime SA – End-of-year Networking Event with Crime Quiz

Seven Stars Hotel 186/187 Angas St, Adelaide, SA, Australia

Everyone is welcome at Sisters in Crime South Australia's end-of-year Networking Drinks and Crime Quiz, 6.30 pm Wednesday 13 December at the Seven Stars Hotel, Angas Street, Adelaide. The cost includes a drink upon arrival (at the bar) and finger food (platters). We look forward to celebrating the end of the year with you! $20-25. Meantime, ...

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$20 – $25

Dark and deadly family secrets

The Rising Sun Hotel cnr Raglan Street and Eastern Road, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Families harbour all sorts of secrets – and as the novels by Jo Dixon, Kylie Orr, and Glenna Thomson reveal, they can have cruel, twisted, and sometimes deadly consequences. They will divulge all to fellow author (and podcasting queen), Vikki Petraitis. There are a mean ex-husband, a sleep-deprived first-time mum and a crime she wishes she didn’t witness, a missing daughter, a weird mother and much much more.

$10 – $62

The Nightmare & The Narrative

The Whisky Lounge Shop 2A/58 Railway Street, Mudgeeraba, Qld, Australia

The Nightmare & The Narrative
Meet the survivors who turned the crimes against them into bestselling books. Sisters in Crime invites you to join Queensland Convenor, Megan Norris, in conversation with debut authors Lily Arthur, Sonya Leeding and Kay Schubach – three women who have triumphed over tragedy by turning their worst nightmares into stories that shine a light on the impact of violent crime. This free event is the first in a line-up of amazing Killer Crime Conversations hosted by Sisters in Crime in 2024.


SA Chapter: To the River – Vikki Wakefield in Conversation with Sonya Bates

Seven Stars Hotel 186/187 Angas St, Adelaide, SA

All crime fans are welcome at the first event of Sisters in Crime's SA Chapter. Author Vikki Wakefield will be speaking about her new psychological thriller book To the River with author Sonya Bates. The event charge includes finger food and first drink (wine or non-alcoholic drinks available).

$20 – $25

Unmasking the truth

The Rising Sun Hotel 2 Raglan Street, South Melbourne, Vic, Australia

So many crimes, so many lies, so much deception. The new novels by Louise Milligan, Sarah Bailey, and Abby Corson expose the perfidy, duplicity, and brutality that define some people, and far too many institutions. They will tell all to journalist and Sisters in Crime convenor, Leslie Falkiner-Rose.

$10 – $62

Reimagining the sleuth

The Rising Sun Hotel cnr Raglan Street and Eastern Road, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The sleuth in crime fiction is no longer a cop or PI. Three authors explore some of the new-style investigators now at work.
For Haque-based author, Lisa Medved (The Engraver's Secret), it’s a contemporary art historian exploring a mystery in the 17th century world of Reubens. For Sulari Gentill from Batlow, NSW (The Mystery Writer), it’s the aspiring author herself who finds something sinister going on in the world of publishing and has to unravel the mystery before she becomes the next victim. For Melbourne-based author, Aoife Clifford, the title says it all: It takes a town. . . to solve a murder. Interrogating the authors is multi-award-winning author, Emma Viskic.

$12 – $62

BOOKED OUT! 18th Law Week Panel: Postmortem!

Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University, Queen Street Campus Heritage Courtyard Lecture Theatre, 295 Queen Street, Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Sisters in Crime Australia is again proud to join forces with the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University, to present its 18th Law Week event.

An expert panel from the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) – Dr Melanie Archer (forensic pathologist and forensic entomologist), Associate Professor Linda IIes (Head of Pathology forensic pathologist), Dr Samantha Rowbotham (forensic anthropologist), and Dr Lyndall Smythe (forensic odontologist) – will explore the what, when, who, and where revealed by postmortems with true crime author and novelist, Dr Liz Porter.

$10 – $22

Festive Murder: Tasmanian Chapter In Conversation

Huonville Library 1 Skinner Dr, Huonville, Tasmania, Australia

Don your finest hippie gear and join Alison Alexander, Jude Alexander, and Tasmanian Chapter Convenor L.J.M. Owen to explore their motives for setting dark deeds at festivals.

Alison and Jude Alexander are multi-talented Tasmanian mother and daughter co-authors of Death at a Festival: An Australian Hippie Murder Mystery (out in May 2024) featuring a devastating crime at Australia's wildest hippie gathering.