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True Crime: Digging out the truth

Authors Rachael Brown, Kate Wild and Maryrose Cuskelly talk to Vikki Petraitis about how persistence and perspicacity pay off when it comes to investigating crime.   Last year, journalist Rachael Brown made headlines with her cold-case investigation into the murder of single mother Maria James at her Thornbury bookshop in 1980. Using this material, she …

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Frankston Library – Author talk with Danish crime writer, Sissel-Jo Gazan

Danish crime writer Sissel-Jo Gazan is a biology graduate from the University of Copenhagen and author of seven novels. The Dinosaur Feather, a scientific thriller was her breakthrough crime book and has been published in twelve countries. The Danish Broadcasting Corporation named it the Danish Novel of the Decade and Wall Street Journal listed it as …

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True Crime at the Frankston RSL with Robin Bowles & Vikki Petraitis

Join the Frankston RSL  for a night of True Crime with  Sisters in Crime members Robin Bowles & Vikki Petraitis Robin Bowles Robin Bowles has been writing crime since 1997, when she read the story of the death of Bonnie Doon housewife, Jennifer Tanner, and decided things didn’t add up. Robin writes about more than …

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New venue: Open invitation to the launch of Once a Copper by Vikki Petraitis

His car was firebombed by corrupt cops, and contracts taken out by notorious hitmen, but no one was off-limits to Brian ‘Skull’ Murphy’s fearless fight against crime. Best-selling true crime writer, Vikki Petraitis, brings Brian’s story to national attention. Petraitis explores the many facets of The Skull’s story. Starting on the mean streets of South Melbourne, …

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Domestic Noir: Why the family is a cauldron for crime

Murders, infidelity, custody disputes, abductions and incarcerations can bring domestic living to boiling point, making the home an unsafe place to be – especially for women and children. Together, host Vikki Petraitis and authors Anne Buist, Megan Norris and Emily Webb will compare and contrast the approaches taken by novelists and true crime authors to …

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Free Crime Writing Workshop – Mornington Library

Recommended for Adults Do you want to write a crime novel? Come along to Mornington Library’s two day crime writing short course. Join best-selling author, Vikki Petraitis, as she guides you through the genre expectations of crime, protagonists and antagonists, plotting and setting. There will be clear instructions and lots of tips. This workshop will …

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