Open invitation – Book launch: After the Lights Go Out

After the Lights Go Out is an utterly gripping new YA novel from Lili Wilkinson – a disaster survival story about a family of Doomsday preppers. What happens when the lights go off after what might truly be an end-of-the-world event? Come along to the novel’s launch and to hear Wilkinson in conversation with fellow author …

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Extreme situations elicit unusual crimes

  First 25 to book get a free (proof) copy of  Anna Snoekstra’s new book, The Spite Game,  kindly donated by Harlequin Australia. Megan Goldin, Susi Fox and Pip Drysdale talk to Janice Simpson about deception and delusion, revenge and retribution, and how Sun Tzu’s The Art of War helps if you’re hellbent on making him pay. Megan …

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Talking Turkey: Q&A with August Thomas

Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, spoke to the wonderfully-named August Thomas about her debut book, Liar’s Candle (Simon & Schuster). Hello, August, and congratulations on the publication of Liar’s Candle. You’ve given us an espionage thriller set in contemporary Turkey, your protagonist a young woman who’s an intern at the US embassy in Ankara. …

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18th Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women

Proudly supported by Swinburne University of Technology, Department of Media and Communication and the Danish Arts Foundation Frock up and join us for champagne and canapés as we present Sisters in Crime’s annual Davitt Awards with our international guest, Danish author Sissel Jo-Gazan. Harlequin Australia has kindly donated 100 proof copies  of Anna Snoekstra’s new …

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25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards launched – with a body or two in the library

Sisters in Crime Australia’s 25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards were launched by Dr Angela Savage at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Library on 27 April. Almost $10,000 is on offer in prize money. The event included dramatic readings of three winning ‘body in the library’ stories – ‘Jane’ by Narrelle M Harris (read by Jane Clifton), ‘Caught on Camera’ …

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Small Spaces: Big themes – Q&A with Sarah Epstein

Sarah Epstein spoke to Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, about her debut YA novel, Small Spaces (Walker Books). Sarah is on a Sisters in Crime panel, YA Crime – Is it all grown up? 8pm Friday 22 June, Rising Sun Hotel, cnr Raglan Street and Eastern Road, South Melbourne Click here to book. Sarah, …

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The perils of publishing overseas – Liz Porter reports 

It was early February this year and I had Readings St Kilda booked for a May launch of my third forensic science book Crime Scene Asia: when forensic evidence becomes the silent witness. Then it all went to hell. I found out that my Singapore publisher’s deal with their Australian distributor, Penguin, had died quietly …

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