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April 2021

Vive la France!

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

France, renowned for delectable food and wine, art and romance, is also a popular setting for crime authors: the art world in Pip Drysdale’s The Paris Affair, a grand country estate in Anna Downes’s The Safe Place and the Alps in Allie Reynolds’s Shiver. Each lends a certain je ne sais quoi to the intrigue. ...

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May 2021

Sisters in Crime at Clunes Booktown Weekend: Crime takes to the backroads – Interrogating Rural Noir

May 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$15

Crime does not just walk the mean streets of our cities. These days it is stalking the dusty backroads of the Australian bush. Authors Katherine Kovacic , Sandi Wallace and Lyn Yeowart discuss with Maggie Baron how and why the country is such an ideal scene of the crime – and the many insights that ...

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Open invitation: Launch of Amy Suiter Clarke’s Girl, 11 (Carlton, Vic)

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Everyone is invited to Readings'  launch of  Amy Suiter Clarke’s debut novel Girl, 11, by R.W.R McDonald (author of The Nancys), Tuesday 4 May, 7pm, at The Collective, 139 Elgin Street, Carlton. In this thrilling debut for fans of Karin Slaughter and Riley Sager, a social worker turned true-crime podcaster investigates a decades-old serial killer ...

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BAD Sydney – The Chase – Candice Fox in conversation

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$10

BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival presents Candice Fox in conversation with Michael Duffy about her latest book, which you really won’t be able to put down! This event will take place online on Thursday 13 May at 6pm, and tickets are just $10. Book HERE. Candice Fox is at the top of her form in The ...

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Breathless Prose – Queenscliffe Literary Festival

May 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Queenscliff Town Hall, 50 Learmonth St
Queenscliff, Victoria 3225 Australia
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$25

Catch multiple Davitt winner (and Sisters in Crime stalwart) Emma Viskic and Josh Pomare in conversation with Jock Serong on Saturday May 15, 11am-12pm,  at Queenscliffe Literary Festival (regional Victoria) in a session called Breathless Prose about why Melbourne suits the crime genre so well. $25. Book HERE.  

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Sherryl Clark author event: Red herrings and fishy clues (Vic)

May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

What does it take to write an unforgettable crime novel? To celebrate the publication of her second crime novel, ' Dead and Gone', author Sherryl Clark is joined by Lucia Nardo to share what makes remarkable crime fiction; the ins and outs of plot, how to wrangle a series and keep track of characters and ...

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Witness for the Prosecution: Supporting survivors of sexual assault

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Sisters in Crime Australia is again proud to join forces with the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University, to present its 15th Law Week event. An expert panel – Louise Milligan, Jane Patrick, Michele Williams QC and Rachel Spencer – will discuss the experience of survivors of sexual assault and their journey through the Australian ...

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June 2021

NOW ONLINE – in conversation with Jacqueline Bublitz

June 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Readings and Sisters in Crime as we celebrate the release of Before You Knew My Name (Allen & Unwin) by Jacqueline Bublitz. This is an extraordinary, unputdownable debut novel that explores trauma, connection, and our cultural obsession with dead girls. However this is not just another novel about a dead girl. Before You Knew My ...

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Rural Crime Writing Festival!

June 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
$30 – $45

The New England Writers' Centre is proud to be hosting the very first of its kind, Rural Crime Writing Festival! Finishes off with a panel discussion with Emma Viskic, J P Pomare, Yumna Kassab, Benjamin Stevenson, Maryrose Cuskelly, and Dan Box, moderated by Carmel Shute from Sisters in Crime. Zoomed on Saturday 12 June. Tickets ...

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Robin Gregory – Author talk with Darebin Libraries

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Preston Library, 266 Gower St
Preston, Vic 3072 Australia
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Free

Hear from Robin Gregory about her novel, Traffic, the  first  in a series featuring Melbourne Private Investigator Sandi Kent. Sandi has her hopes for an easy December dashed when two complicated cases crash into her lap. First, she is hired by her sexy but volatile ex-girlfriend to rescue a young South Korean woman from an illegal brothel. ...

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