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Lousia Bennet talks about her Monty Dog Detective series

Louisa Bennet Monty & Me Monty Dog Detective The Bone Ranger

Lousia Bennet talks about her Monty Dog Detective series

Ruff ruff! Hear ye, hear ye! Clan Destine Press' very own Louisa Bennet joined Good Read to talk about the latest in her "Monty Dog Detective" books, which began with Monty & Me, and now continuing with the recent release of The Bone Ranger, the second in the series. Louisa talks about her food-obsessed pup Monty, a lovely a loving Golden Retriever who will do anything for his owner, Detective Constable Rose Sidebottom, including join her in solving mysteries while also helping Rose get through her struggles with anxiety. In her chat with Good Read's Dave, Bennet talks about her writing...

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Book Launch With Hugh McGinlay!

Catherine Kint Mysteries Hugh McGinlay Lindy Cameron

Book Launch With Hugh McGinlay!

We recently had a grand time at the book launch for Hugh McGinlay's latest Aussie crime novel Bodysurfing. Bodysurfing is the third in Hugh's Catherine Kint series of mysteries, and this one starts with splashy shenanigans at the beach for Catherine and her friends, until a body in the water kicks sand in their plans. Hugh was of course joined by Clan Destine Press' publisher Lindy Cameron, with both of them also celebrating the rerelease – with new covers! – of Hugh's first two books in the Catherine Kint mystery series, Jinx and Pachyderm.   All three books are available...

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Sisters in Crime Australia's 28th Scarlet Stiletto Awards sets a prize money record!

Awards Scarlet Stiletto Sisters in Crime

Sisters in Crime Australia's 28th Scarlet Stiletto Awards sets a prize money record!

This is news worth repeating: Sisters in Crime Australia's 28th Scarlet Stiletto Awards sets a prize money record. And the Clan Destine Press Cross-Genre Award is now $750. The annual Scarlet Stiletto Awards for best short crime and mystery stories by women writers is this year offering record $11,910 in prizes this year. “We’re thrilled that all but one sponsor has continued their support despite these financially fraught times – and that two new supporters have come on board.” The Viliama Grakalic Art and Crime Award ($750) is named in honour of the late artist, and long-time member, who bequeathed...

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The Only One in the World: Narrelle M Harris Interview

Narrelle M Harris The Only One in the World: A Sherlock Holmes Anthology

The Only One in the World: Narrelle M Harris Interview

This series of blog entries ends where The Only One in the World began, with the anthology's editor Narrelle M Harris. Here are her thoughts about editing the book's baker's dozen (Baker Street dozen?). As The Only One in the World proceeds toward publication, editor Narrelle M Harris and I are asking all our authors three questions for future Clan Destine blog posts. Please share anything from a sentence to a few paragraphs for each: What is the most unexpected tidbit you learned while editing these stories? Each story offered something new and unexpected, because the contributors were writing from their...

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The Only One in the World: Judith Rossell Interview

Judith Rossell The Only One in the World: A Sherlock Holmes Anthology

The Only One in the World: Judith Rossell Interview

Clan Destine Press talked with illustrator Judith Rossell about her glorious cover drawing for our anthology The Only One in the World. Judith shared her thoughts on Sherlock Holmes, and what she's up to next. How do you feel about Sherlock Homes – any iteration, whether book, film, or TV? I'm a big fan of the Shelock Holmes stories, particularly the earlier ones, and I love the original Sidney Paget illustrations. Many people don't realise how much the illustrator contributes to a story, and Sidney Paget is the one who gave Sherlock Holmes his famous deerstalker hat (fun illustrator fact!). More Judith's artwork:...

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