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The 2020 Sisters in Crime 27th annual Scarlet Stiletto Awards Announced!

The 2020 Sisters in Crime 27th annual Scarlet Stiletto Awards Announced!

Scarlet Stiletto—The Twelfth Cut is here! A World War II crime story has won the Swinburne University of Technology $1500 First Prize in 2020's Scarlet Stiletto Awards. A story set during the COVID pandemic has won the Clan Destine Press Cross-Genre Prize, and two Clan Destine Press authors featured on the shortlist. The awards were presented online by Australian actor Nadine Garner and host Jane Clifton. Twenty-five-year-old Bermagui writer, Jessica Southern-Reid, won both First Prize and the coveted trophy for her story ‘Death in The Skies’. Her story women pilots during WWII also took out the History with Mystery Award...

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Enter the Webb…of Crime Fiction Friday

Emily Webb Podcasts

Enter the Webb…of Crime Fiction Friday

If you’re always looking for your next thriller or whodunnit, we've found what you're looking for. Emily Webb (writer and co-host of Australian True Crime Podcast) and writer of Angels of Death, is now hosting the podcast  Crime Fiction Friday. Webb will be talking to some of the today's most successful authors in the crime fiction genre, she'll get the nitty gritty on how these writers create their characters, their stories, and their crime scenes. Listeners will also get the low-down on new writers on the true crime scene, too. Emily Webb is a journalist, author, and the writer of Angels...

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Don't Write What You Know: Go Hell-for-Leather Into the Unexplored

Atlin Merrick Natalie Conyer She Said/She Said

Don't Write What You Know: Go Hell-for-Leather Into the Unexplored

Natalie Conyer and Atlin Merrick share thoughts on writing, in their She Said/She Said series, entries alternating between Improbable Press and Clan Destine Press. ATLIN: Pull yourself up by your own bootstraps! That advice is offered often by the privileged, to those with far fewer advantages. Except here's the thing: the phrase was originally coined as an indictment, it was meant to show that it's impossible to pull yourself up by your own feet. I feel it's the same with the absolutely bonkers advice of 'write what you know.' That advice has led to copious "literature" by white English professors...

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Celebrating Vikki Petraitis and Casefile: True Crime Podcast

Casefile True Crime Podcast Inside the Law Vikki Petraitis

Celebrating Vikki Petraitis and Casefile: True Crime Podcast

A Clan Destine 25%-off Special on Inside the Law: 25 Years of True Crime Writing to celebrate what is going to be a huge couple of months for our very own True Crime author Vikki Petraitis   Vikki has been working for a year on her first podcast series with the amazing team at the award-winning, Aussie-produced Casefile: True Crime Podcast. Casefile’s internationally popular podcasts look at solved and unsolved real crimes from across the world. Listeners were so intrigued following their release of Case 80: Beth Barnard that Casefile asked Vikki to make a long-form podcast on the case....

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Twisted Sisters, Twisted Crimes in Three New Novels

Sisters in Crime

Twisted Sisters, Twisted Crimes in Three New Novels

Three new novels – Rose Carlyle’s The Girl in the Mirror, Sally Hepworth’s The Good Sister and Sonya Bates’ Inheritance of Secrets – all explore sisters who are variously sinister, secretive or strange, especially when they happen to be twins. The authors of these new books will reveal all in an online conversation with Maggie Baron, meanwhile we will reveal a little bit more right here. Twisted Twins, Twisted Sisters, Twisted Crimes The twins in The Girl in the Mirror, Rose’s debut crime novel, are identical and beautiful, but beyond what the eye can see lies a darkness that sets them apart. Once a crazy...

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