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June 2021

Sisters in Crime NSW investigate: Nina Young and Tanya Bretherton – True Crime, what is it, why write it, why read it?

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road
Glebe, NSW 2037 Australia
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Free – $12

Sisters in Crime NSW offers you the opportunity to explore two very different types of true crime writing with authors Nina Young and Tanya Bretherton. Journalist and daughter Nina and her mother Denise Young courageously relate their very personal journeys in their dual memoir My Father the Murderer (Penguin), while in The Husband Poisoner (Hachette), award winning true crime researcher and author Tanya ...

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July 2021

Rescheduled: Body in the Library: readings and 28th Scarlet Stiletto Awards launch

July 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Athenaeum Library, Level 1, 188 Collins Street,
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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$10 – $15

Rescheduled due to Covid restrictions: This year, the Scarlet Stiletto Awards offer $11,910 in prize money for the best crime or mystery short stories. Since 2012, the Melbourne Athenaeum Library has sponsored the ‘Body in the Library’ Award, offering a $1250 prize to the winner and $750 to the runner-up. This partnership has seen the ...

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How to get away with murder

July 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Raglan St
South Melbourne, Vic 3205 Australia
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$10 – $22

We investigate murder within crime literature and take a humorous stab at revealing what works – and what doesn’t – when it comes to making a killing. The advantages – and disadvantages – of poison, bullets, a push off a tall building or cliff, or the Strangers on a Train scenario will all go under ...

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POSTPONED. The past is never dead: Kingston Libraries mystery and mayhem month.

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID. STAND BY FOR A NEW DATE! Hauntingly, events of the past can often infiltrate the here-and-now with fatal consequences. Kingston Libraries and Sisters in Crime present newly-minted Melbourne crime novelists Amy Suiter Clarke, Suzanne Frankham and Ruth McIvor as they talk to award-winning author Leigh Redhead about such events that refuse ...

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Online event: Sisters in Crime NSW investigate – Nina Young and Tanya Bretherton – True Crime, what is it, why write it, why read it?

July 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$10.00

Journalist and daughter Nina and her mother Denise Young courageously relate their very personal journeys in their dual memoir My Father the Murderer (Penguin), while in The Husband Poisoner (Hachette), award winning true crime researcher and author Tanya Bretherton, investigates a post World War II crime wave of wives using rat poison to kill their husbands, and others. Both of of these true stories of crime revolve around family.

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August 2021

Debra Oswald to present 21st Davitt Awards

August 28 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Raglan St
South Melbourne, Vic 3205 Australia
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$15 – $30

Frock (or suit) up and join us for an à la carte dinner as we present Sisters in Crime’s annual Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women published in 2020. Proudly supported by Swinburne University of Technology, Department of Media and Communication   This year, our guest is Debra Oswald, award-winning playwright, screenwriter ...

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September 2021

BAD Sydney Crime Writers September International Event

September 8 @ 6:00 pm - September 29 @ 7:00 pm
$10

Join the BAD Sydney Crime Writers September International Festival at 6 pm on Wednesdays in September for its short and very sweet festival with four of the best international women crime writers. Paula Hawkins, speaking to Suzanne Leal (8 September); Val McDermid, speaking to Sue Turnbull (15 September); Karin Slaughter, speaking to Andy Muir (22 September); and Ann Cleeves, speaking ...

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Digging Up Dirt: Pamela Hart dishes it Up

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$10

NSW ONLINE EVENT: Join Pamela Hart and Whitney Fitzsimmons as they discuss murder, Sydney’s property market and the merits of fruit cake and a cup of tea.

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October 2021

TeenRage

October 1 @ 12:00 pm
$10

RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE. Authors Tania Chandler, Leanne Hall, and Ruth McIver talked to award-winning YA writer, Ellie Marney, about crime that starts with the young but continues to reverberate, transforming and traumatising many in its wake. Assaults, abductions and, most especially, murder, all leave a terrible legacy.

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SA Chapter: The Crime Short Story

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Caledonian Hotel (Barton Room), 215 O'Connell St,
North Adelaide, SA Australia
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$18 – $25

Authors Kristin Murdock and Dorothy Shorne discuss what makes a compelling crime short story.

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