Tag Archives: Kerry Greenwood

The Poisoned Pen

My online friend Kathy in New York told me about The Poisoned Pen when she learned I’d be visiting Phoenix. The famous bookstore in the suburb of Scottsdale was founded by Barbara Peters in 1989, who later went on to establish the Poisoned … Continue reading

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Review: Unnatural Habits

Explaining his reason for wrapping up the Kenzie-Gennaro series, Dennis Lehane allegedly says, “Have you every heard anyone say ‘The seventeenth book in the series was my favorite’?” Perhaps Mr Lehane lacks Ms Greenwood’s chutzpah as I’m here to say Unnatural Habits, … Continue reading

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Crime & Justice Festival 2012 debrief: Part 1

For three days last week, a stretch of Collins Street in Melbourne’s CBD between Swanston and Russell Streets was transformed into a literary precinct, a string of new venues hosting the return of the Reader’s Feast Crime and Justice Festival. … Continue reading

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Crime in church (not what you’re thinking)

As someone who never enters a church these days unless it’s for a funeral, I’m unusually excited at the prospect of appearing both in a church and convent in the forthcoming week. This weekend I’m in the Baptist Church at … Continue reading

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Crime & Justice Festival 2012

It is fitting that Ian Rankin is headlining this year’s Crime & Justice Festival, harking as he does from Edinburgh, the first UNESCO City of Literature. With Reader’s Feast Bookstore now operating from their chic premises on Collins Street, the Crime & … Continue reading

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Recreating the past: Agatha Christie, archaeology & fiction

‘Bismillahi ar rahman ar rahim [In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate]. That is the Arab phrase used before starting out on a journey. Eh bien, we too start on a journey. A journey into the past. A journey … Continue reading

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Murder in Mesopotamia: Agatha Christie & Archeology

From the Melbourne Museum website. Reproduced with permission. What do crime fiction and archaeology have in common? A public forum at Melbourne Museum on 9 September will solve this intriguing question with a focus on famous crime writer Agatha Christie’s … Continue reading

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SheKilda all right

A couple of things struck me–fortunately neither a blunt object nor a stiletto–at the SheKilda Australian Women’s Crime Convention in Melbourne last weekend. So many women, including distinguished and established writers, talked about their fears and doubts when it came … Continue reading

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The Book Show

I had the great pleasure this morning of appearing on The Book Show on Radio National with my sister in crime Kerry Greenwood to talk about women’s crime writing and plug SheKilda. Kerry and I had the studio to ourselves … Continue reading

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SheKilda Again

In 2001, the Sisters in Crime Australia celebrated their tenth anniversary by holding the country’s first crime convention in the St Kilda Town Hall in Melbourne; hence the name, SheKilda. Rumour has it the SheKilda organising committee took a decade … Continue reading

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