Hijinks and Low-Lows

MELBOURNE EVENT: Crime doesn’t always have to be bloody and gory, as new books by Elizabeth Coleman, Kerryn Mayne, and Ilsa Evans prove. Crime can make us laugh as well as gasp. It can sweep up illicit affairs, secret diaries, family mysteries, sibling rivalry, visions of danger, embezzlement, and catfishing in its felonious embrace – not to mention an acutely intelligent miniature schnauzer, Miss Marple.
Also readings from The Detective’s Chair: Prose Poems about Fictional Detectives (Liquid Amber) by Anne Carson.

The law and the lawless

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

Three new novels by Australian women dive deep into the murky world of the criminal justice system – The Double Bind, the sequel to Loraine Peck’s The Second Son; Mali Waugh’s debut novel, Judgement Day; and Katherine Kovacic’s Seven Sisters.

The authors will debate the law and the lawless in all dimensions with Maggie Baron, the inaugural president of Sisters in Crime.

17th Law Week event: Boys behaving badly (and what to do about it)

Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University City Queen Street Campus, Lecture Theatre G02 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 17th Law Week event. An expert panel, Elena Campbell, Ahona Guha, and Sherele Moody, chaired by Bronwyn Naylor will debate how to combat toxic masculinity and the violence perpetrated against women.

$10 – $22

A cause for celebration: Launch of Sisters in Crime’s 30th Scarlet Stiletto Awards

Melbourne Athenaeum Library Lvl 1, 188 Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia

Join us for an historic (and enjoyable) occasion - the launch of Sisters in Crime’s 30th Scarlet Stiletto Awards hosted by Angela Savage. Susanna Lobez and Leigh Redhead will read the winning Body in the Library stories from 2021 and 2022. And there's more.

$10 – $15

Twist of fate: Australian rural noir 

Crime has left the mean streets to stalk the dusty backroads of the Australian bush and thrills abound - with Michelle Prak (The Rush); Jacqueline Ross (Blackwater); and Maryrose Cuskelly (The Cane).
The three authors will be exploring their thrillers with Catie Maher - chill now!!

Lethal practice: Murder, mayhem & malice in the medical world

Rising Sun Hotel 2 Raglan St, South Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Medicine is supposed to be about healing and helping but the medical world can also offer many opportunities to do harm. The drugs, pharmaceutical trials, surgical implements, and all the money involved - not to mention institutional misogyny and sexism - means that the practice of medicine can easily attract wrong-doing. The three authors, Anne Buist (Locked Ward), Jacinta Halloran (Dissection), and Sue White (Cut) The three authors, Anne Buist (Locked Ward), Jacinta Halloran (Dissection), and Sue White (Cut), are all medical doctors. They will tell all to host Toni Jordan

$52 – $60

Crimes for a Cold Winter’s Day: Sisters in Crime@Words in Winter Central Goldfields

Maryborough Library cnr Alma & Nolan Streets, Maryborough, Vic, Australia

Crime might go down during cold weather but not on the page. That’s the modus operandi for the partnership between Sisters in Crime Australia and Words in Winter Central Goldfields. They’re plotting an event, Crimes for a Cold Winter’s Day at the Maryborough Library.
Join regional writers – and Sisters in Crime members – Carmel Bird, Elizabeth Coleman, and Susan Green in conversation with Janice Simpson.


Celebration: 23rd Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women

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

Proudly supported by Swinburne University of Technology, Department of Media and Communication Frock up (or suit up) and join us for an à la carte dinner (including antipasto platters on arrival) as we present Sisters in Crime’s annual Davitt Awards, 6.00 for 6.30 pm, Saturday 2 September. This year, our guest presenter is award-winning journalist, ...

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$60 – $70

Qld Chapter: Thriller Conversations

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

Sisters in Crime Queensland invites you to join journalist (and Sisters convenor) Megan Norris in conversation with authors, Sally Piper (Bone Memories), Allie Reynolds (Shiver & The Bay) and A. D. Penhall (Dangerous Devotions) as they share the thrills and spills of their writing journeys and their tips for success.

$25 – $35

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