Best holiday reads, 2020-2021

What a year it has been and what a solace (and diversion) reading – especially reading crime books – has proven. Now, oh joy, we can throw off our masks in most places and enjoy a holiday (or at least a small break) and, of course, more reading. Sisters in Crime asked convenors, author members, …

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Present Tense (Clan Destine Press) wins a Neddie

It was a dead cert that a member of Sisters in Crime would win this year’s Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut Crime Fiction announced on Wednesday 14 October – all six shortlisted authors were members of Sisters in Crime – Susan Hurley (Eight Lives); Karina Kilmore (Where the Truth Lies); Sarah Thornton (Lapse); RWR …

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Meg Mundell with 2020 Davitt Award

20th Davitt Awards – what The Sunday Age said

There’s a plague about and it’s making crime pay by Jason Steger, Books Editor, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald. In 1852 an outbreak of typhus on the Ticonderoga as it sailed from Britain to Melbourne killed 100 people and led to the establishment of the Point Nepean quarantine station at the head of the …

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Susan Hurley@Willy Lit Festival

Sisters in Crime member, Susan Hurley, will be appearing on the Willy Lit Fest 2020 Vision online program. Susan Hurley, author of the scientific thriller, Eight Lives, will be talking with Festival Director Stella Kinsella about her long career in medical research, her understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and her insight into the race to cure COVID-19. …

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A crime novel for the pandemic? Q&A with Susan Hurley

Robyn Walton, Vice-President of Sisters in Crime Australia, talks to Dr Susan Hurley, about her amazingly topical novel, Eight Lives (Affirm Press, 2019), and the science that underpins it. So, Susan, in Eight Lives the US government stockpiles 30 million doses of Pandaid, a treatment for a pandemic virus, at a cost of $1.5 billion …

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Sisters in Crime@Preston Library

Susan Hurley will be in conversation with fellow Sister in Crime Dr Philomena Horsley about her debut thriller, Eight Lives (Affirm Press), which draws on her thirty years in medical research and the pharmaceutical industry. It features former refugee David Tran, the Golden Boy of Australian medical research. Eight volunteers are recruited for the first …

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BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival: Friday 6 – Sunday 8 September

BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival just got a whole lot badder this year. It has events with Val McDermid, Candice Fox, Sue Turnbull,  Sulari Gentill, Emily Maguire, Aoife Clifford, Catherine du Peloux Menagé, Suzie Miller, Bri Lee, Hilary Bonney, Nicole Abadee, Susan Hurley, Katherine Kovacic, Felicity McLean, Caroline Overington, Suzanne Leal, Jacyln Moriarty, Nicola Moriarty,  Xanthé Mallett, Ava Benny-Morrison, …

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How writing changed these authors’ lives

Sisters in Crime held a fascinating and often hilarious event in Melbourne on 14 June  – Doctors, Danger and Death where three debut crime writers, Susan Hurley, L M Ardor Sue Ingleton, talked to Maggie Baron about the blood-tingling scenarios and scenes of the crime offered by the worlds of science and medicine. We asked …

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