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February Recs from Clan Destine

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February Recs from Clan Destine

Clan Destine Press' writers and editors have some great content this month, with a true crime podcast, a great Irish TV show, and a Scarlet Stiletto ebook from Sisters in Crime, full to bursting with award-winning crime stories and ready for download in seconds. Love that one and there are eleven more anthologies to keep you cool this summer. Onward! Striking Out, a two-season Irish legal drama (Acorn TV, and Apple TV), is the TV equivalent of comfort food: nourishing, not too demanding, and very enjoyable, according to Sydney author Natalie Conyer. Catch up here for the full review. Tuesday 23 February, 7-8:00...

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Getcher Free 'Crime Wave' Here!

Sisters in Crime Australia

Getcher Free 'Crime Wave' Here!

The beach is filled with possibilities as the scene of a crime. Tides wash up and wash away clues. There's plenty of open sand for a detective to traipse along and brood. Escape routes are many – sometimes perilous – and nature’s terrible force is never far away. And then there’s the local populace – ports and seaside towns attract a cross-section of humanity including eccentrics and misfits who get up to questionable doings when thrown together in the tight confines of the land’s end. This week with Sisters in Crime Australia, Belinda Alexandra, Sarah Thornton and Lisa Walker will...

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What Are Monsters Afraid Of? Great Crime Novels for 2020

Crime Novels for 2020

What Are Monsters Afraid Of? Great Crime Novels for 2020

You've heard the saying 'you should fear what a monster fears'? Well, you know a crime novel's good if a crime novelist praises its forensic verisimilitude or plot twists, or call it creepy, complex, suspenseful, glorious, pacey, first-class, cracking good, or 'a perfect holiday read.' These are just some of the words used by 27 crime novelists, recommending their choice 2020 reads, suitable for holiday devouring. Here are a few morsels: THE SURVIVORS by Jane Harper, (Pan Macmillan, 2020): Karina Kilmore: I love Jane’s writing and how she places people in the Australian landscape. The setting and atmosphere of her...

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Book Peek: Nifty Fifty—50 Cryptic Crosswords by Willsin Rowe & Fin J Ross

Book Peek Fin J Ross Nifty Fifty: 50 Cryptic Crosswords Willsin Rowe

Book Peek: Nifty Fifty—50 Cryptic Crosswords by Willsin Rowe & Fin J Ross

Want a sneak book peek into one of Clan Destine Press' newest books Nifty Fifty: 50 Cryptic Crosswords With an Aussie Flavour by dual-puzzle lovers Fin J Ross and Willsin Rowe and author interviews? Great, we have you covered. Read on! Some writers love penning cliffhangers but hate reading them, do you love doing tricky cryptic crosswords? Fin: In my book, nothing beats a cliffhanger, so equally satisfying is creating a clever, devious cryptic clue that perplexes and confounds and maybe adds to a puzzler’s vocabulary. WILLSIN: I love doing cryptic crosswords, and from as wide a range of setters...

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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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