Sisters in Crime Australia Inc. takes great pleasure in inviting members to attend its Annual General Meeting which will follow its Killing Time event on Friday 13 October 2023, 9.30 pm, at the Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Raglan St., South Melbourne. It will run for approximately 15 minutes. If you are unable to attend in person, please send in a proxy.
The mission of Sisters in Crime has always been to give a voice to those without. It is now time for the First Nation Australians to have a Voice.
Hundreds of Australian writers, agents, booksellers, and publishers are now supporting the Writers for the Voice initiative which was started by Nicole Abadee and Jane Novak, a Sydney Sisters in Crime member. A sleuth of Sisters in Crime author members has already signed up.
A lot has been written about the German occupation of France and the French Resistance. But what Belinda Aleandra was interested in what happened after the Germans left, and the French people who had collaborated and those who resisted had to face each other. She also wanted to bring the story home. Australia was relatively untouched by war, compared to Europe, but one million servicemen and women had participated in the armed services in some way and their lives were never the same.
Working as an interpreter in the criminal justice system is fascinating and high-stake. Brooke spent years researching how the presence of an interpreter impacts criminal trials and police interviews. It’s not just what the interpreter says. Where the interpreter is physically positioned in the room – beside the person who is being questioned, or across from them etc – is also crucial.
For the September Crime Stack, Pan Macmillan Australia has kindly offered 20 copies of Darling Girls, the thrilling page-turner by New York Times bestselling author Sally Hepworth about sisterhood, secrets, love, and murder. The Crime Stack is a benefit for Sisters in Crime members. Every month there are 20 books to win in a random draw of members. Join now and be in the running for a complimentary copy.
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.
Nicki Thornton, the award-winning children’s writer from Oxfordshire, England, is our guest author for the August Murder Monday. She spoke about her crime craft to Jacq Ellem, bibliophile, copywriter, occasional broadcaster, award-winning podcaster, and a member of the new Tasmanian chapter. Nicki’s latest crime novel is the wonderfully-titled The Poisoned Pie Mystery.
Another reason to celebrate. As part of the Scarlet Stiletto Awards launch on Friday 2 June at the Melbourne Athenaeum Library, Susanna Lobez, actor-turned-barrister-turned-broadcaster-turned-true-crime-author, will also introduce a podcast of the winning stories, Scarlet Stiletto Bites: Scintillating stories by Australian women.