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The Crazy-Pants Importance of Diversity in Crime Fiction

Atlin Merrick Diversity NASA SpaceX

Just watched the NASA Live: SpaceX In-Flight Abort Test, which is like so many things involving space, made me again feel like the kid who read all those sci-fi novels, who loved the Martian stories of Ray Bradbury, the moon stories of Robert Heinlein, the robot and tech tales of Tanith Lee. Two other things struck me about watching today’s successful tests of the "Crew Dragon spacecraft’s ability to safely escape the Falcon 9 rocket in the event of an emergency during launch.” (Yes, quoting directly from NASA.) The first was that of the two main voices heard during the...

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Clan Destine Press Podcasts—Is it time?

Atlin Merrick Clan Destine Press Podcasts

What would you think about a Clan Destine Press podcast? You already know we've got nearly one hundred books of great writing, from Australian crime fiction by writers like Sandy Curtis and Lindy Cameron, Aussie true crime from authors like Vikki Petraitis and Emily Webb, historical fiction by Kerry Greenwood, erotic and mystery fiction from Mary Borsellino and Narrelle M Harris, and don't get us started (do, do get us started!) on the award-winning stories in our long-running Scarlet Stiletto series. So what would you think about a regular podcast series talking about the books we've got, the books that...

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Women Crime Writers and the Topic Which Dare Not Speak Its Name

Lindy Cameron Carmel Shute Interview Menopause

Women Crime Writers and the Topic Which Dare Not Speak Its Name

In a talk last December, Australian crime writer Carmel Shute, one of the powerhouses behind, and a co-convenor of Sisters in Crime, recently shared some thoughts about women in crime writing, crime fiction in general, and a subject she has not seen covered in crime fiction until recently. Women domestic noir writers, she said, have started to talk about a condition that dare not speak its name? "Can you guess what it is?" Shute asks? "I’ll give you a clue – it’s the central theme of Worst Case Scenario by Australian-born Glasgow-based author, Helen Fitzgerald, whose book The Cry was...

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Join Clan Destine for our latest release party!

Lindy Cameron

Join Clan Destine Press and writer Stephen Johnson for the release of Steve's novel Tugga's Mob on 29 November 2019. Tugga’s Mob is a page-turning tale of a long-forgotten crime and its inevitable retribution and you're invited to its launch party at The Rising Sun Hotel in South Melbourne! ‘With its tense shifts between characters, settings and time frames, and penetrating insights into the world of newsgathering, Tugga’s Mob is the story of a forgotten crime that refuses to stayburied but plays out in an edgy intersection with the present.’      — Garry Disher

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True Crime Sunday with Vikki Petraitis!

Lindy Cameron

Come let true crime writer Vikki Petraitis take you down the mean streets 24 November 2019! Book via Eventbrite, or come check out our Facebook page.

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