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

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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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