Murder Monday: Kylie Orr

For the April Murder Monday, Sisters in Crime’s Jacq Ellem spoke to Melbourne author, Kylie Orr who has two much-praised novels to her credit.

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Kylie’s debut novel Someone Else’s Child was longlisted in the Richell Prize, the MsLexia International Novel Competition, and awarded the Dymocks & Fiona McIntosh Commercial Fiction Masterclass scholarship. 

Her latest novel is The Eleventh Floor (HarperCollins Australia) which has a fabulous tagline, “The view is a killer…”. Sleep deprived, struggling and at breaking point, first-time mum Gracie Michaels books one night – alone – at The Maxwell Hotel. A king-size bed all to herself. No demands. With time to recharge she’ll be able to return to her family more like the unflappable mother she pretends to be.

Instead, she wakes in a room she doesn’t recognise after an encounter with a man who is not her husband. Then she sees something she wishes she hadn’t . . .

Kylie’s other claim to fame is kicking a winning goal in a charity football match. She has never let her family hear the end of it. Over the past fifteen years, her feature articles have been published in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Life and across News Ltd. She shares her home with her four children, just the one husband, and a cat called Alfie who has surprised everyone by taking up space in her camera roll and on her reading chair.

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Murder Monday interviews are available on Sisters in Crime’s YouTube channel at 6 pm once a month on a Monday.