Crime in the Country@Clunes Booktown Festival

Sisters in Crime members Anna Snoekstra, Ellie Marney, and Emma Viskic, and ‘brother-in-law’ Mark Brandi are in conversation about crime  in the country. Presented by the Ballarat Courier. 2.30pm Saturday 5 May CLUNES FREE LENDING LIBRARY, Templeton Street, Clunes Bookings:  

Anna Snoekstra @the Clunes Booktown Festival

Author talk by Anna Snoekstra re her second crime novel, Little Secrets. Little Secrets (Harlequin) is a stand-alone thriller like her debut novel, Only Daughter, which has been optioned in the US by Universal Pictures. Little Secrets started out as a short story for the Scarlet Stiletto Awards a few years back, but kept growing and growing …

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Beyond The Whodunnit with Emily Maguire@NSW Writers Centre

Join bestselling author Emily Maguire for her intensive one-day course Beyond the Whodunnit on Saturday 7 April, 10am-4pm. Crime is at the heart of many great novels regardless of where (or whether) that novel fits within the huge and diverse genre of crime fiction. In this workshop, we’ll look at how to create a believable world …

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Emma Viskic@The Clunes Booktown Festival

Featured Author Talk The Clunes Booktown Festival is delighted to announce that its author talk with award-winning Australian crime writers Emma Viskic and Mark Brandi will have Australian sign language (Auslan) interpretation. You may recognise Emma Viskic’s name from the critically acclaimed Caleb Zelic series, with Resurrection Bay (2015) which won the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction and …

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Jewish Noir@Melbourne Jewish Book Week

Jewish Noir: 3pm Sunday 6 May Venue: Gunuwarra Room, St Kilda Town Hall Carmel Shute from Sisters in Crime Australia speaks to three crime authors – Israel’s Dror Mishani, and Australia’s Nathan Besser and Megan Goldin, about what the crime genre has to say about contemporary society and the light it sheds on people, places and problems. Book Now >

Hazel Edwards on same-sex marriage: Fiction prediction

Hazel Edwards, author of 200 books and most famously for her classic children’s book, There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake, has returned to crime. She writes: Recently my adult murder mystery Celebrant Sleuth became unexpectedly topical. I was correcting galley proofs on the day the same-sex marriage legislation was passed. Timely? Serendipitous? Or …

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Past Imperfect: Delving into the swirl of history, murder and intrigue

Three debut authors – Dervla McTiernan, Sarah Schmidt and Katherine Kovacic – in conversation with Robyn Walton will discuss how their novels shine a light on unsolved crimes, both real and imagined. Dervla McTiernan’s novel, The Rúin (HarperCollins Australia), is set in Ireland. Detective Cormac Reilly is assigned to re-investigate a seemingly accidental overdose that happened twenty …

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BOOKED OUT!!!The secret life of a crime scene cleaner

Sisters in Crime Australia and the Port Phillip Library Service present … Sarah Krasnostein speaks to Ruth Wykes about Sandra Pankhurst who for 20 years has cleaned houses in which people have died – sometimes violently, sometimes through drugs and, very often, alone. Krasnostein’s debut book, The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in Death, Decay …

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