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F rom Raymond Chandler’s mean streets to Lee Child’s hardboiled tales of revenge, crime fiction has often been the preserve of lone men battling betrayal and seeking justice. In recent years, though, the genre has changed with the rise of the “domestic

F rom Raymond Chandler’s mean streets to Lee Child’s hardboiled tales of revenge, crime fiction has often been the preserve of lone men battling betrayal and seeking justice. In recent years, though, the genre has changed with the rise of the “domestic suspense” novel – the many “Girl” books with their unreliable narrators, creeping sense of unease, twisting plots and sly insistence that the home isn’t a haven but rather a place where anything and everything can go wrong.

Crime fiction, it seems, is increasingly a woman’s game. The year’s most eagerly awaited crime novels are written by women – from You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott to The Trespasser by Tana French; the bestselling debut hardback of 2016 so far is The Widow by Fiona Barton; and the forthcoming film adaptation of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, starring Emily Blunt, is one of the most anticipated movies of the year.

At the same time the grande dame of the genre is being given a fresh Hollywood outing with two rival biopics of Agatha Christie in development, with two of cinema’s hottest young talents, Emma Stone and Alicia Vikander, being lined up to star. And after the BBC’s adaptation of Christie’s And Then There Were None proved so successful last Christmas, the team behind that production are reuniting to film her much-loved legal thriller Witness for the Prosecution .

F rom Raymond Chandler’s mean streets to Lee Child’s hardboiled tales of revenge, crime fiction has often been the preserve of lone men battling betrayal and seeking justice. In recent years, though, the genre has changed with the rise of the “domestic suspense” novel – the many “Girl” books with their unreliable narrators, creeping sense of unease, twisting plots and sly insistence that the home isn’t a haven but rather a place where anything and everything can go wrong.

Crime fiction, it seems, is increasingly a woman’s game. The year’s most eagerly awaited crime novels are written by women – from You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott to The Trespasser by Tana French; the bestselling debut hardback of 2016 so far is The Widow by Fiona Barton; and the forthcoming film adaptation of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, starring Emily Blunt, is one of the most anticipated movies of the year.

At the same time the grande dame of the genre is being given a fresh Hollywood outing with two rival biopics of Agatha Christie in development, with two of cinema’s hottest young talents, Emma Stone and Alicia Vikander, being lined up to star. And after the BBC’s adaptation of Christie’s And Then There Were None proved so successful last Christmas, the team behind that production are reuniting to film her much-loved legal thriller Witness for the Prosecution .

10 November 2017 is release day for Sandi Wallace’s first short-fiction collection, On The Job She hopes you can join the celebration! Happy Hour, Happy Day, Drop-In ‘on the job’ Book Launch Friday 10 November from 5.00pm to 7.00pm – SOOKI LOUNGE, 1648 Burwood Hwy, Belgrave Drop in over Happy Hour—5.00-7.00pm—to chat with Sandi about her new

Sisters in Crime sends its warmest congratulations to Jane Harper who yesterday won the Crime Writers’ Association of Britain’s top crime writing award, the Gold Dagger.  Jane won  two Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards  (Best Adult Novel and Readers’ Choice) in August and then a week later took out the Ned Kelly Award for Best First

Killer Women Want to write a crime novel? Got an idea but unsure how to progress it? Like to know more about how to get published? Keen to pitch your idea to top editors and agents? Enjoy a weekend of practical workshops, exclusive masterclasses and pitch sessions given by top crime writers, publishers and agents,

Once upon a time, in the smoky, violent neverland of crime fiction, there were seductive creatures we called femmes fatales, hard women who lured sad men to their doom.

Now there are girls. It started, of course, with Gillian Flynn, whose 2012 suburban thriller, Gone Girl , told a cruel tale of marriage and murder and sold a zillion copies.

The most striking thing about Flynn's cool, clever mystery is the childishness of its main characters, Nick and Amy Dunne, the sheer pettiness of the deadly games they play with each other.

F rom Raymond Chandler’s mean streets to Lee Child’s hardboiled tales of revenge, crime fiction has often been the preserve of lone men battling betrayal and seeking justice. In recent years, though, the genre has changed with the rise of the “domestic suspense” novel – the many “Girl” books with their unreliable narrators, creeping sense of unease, twisting plots and sly insistence that the home isn’t a haven but rather a place where anything and everything can go wrong.

Crime fiction, it seems, is increasingly a woman’s game. The year’s most eagerly awaited crime novels are written by women – from You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott to The Trespasser by Tana French; the bestselling debut hardback of 2016 so far is The Widow by Fiona Barton; and the forthcoming film adaptation of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, starring Emily Blunt, is one of the most anticipated movies of the year.

At the same time the grande dame of the genre is being given a fresh Hollywood outing with two rival biopics of Agatha Christie in development, with two of cinema’s hottest young talents, Emma Stone and Alicia Vikander, being lined up to star. And after the BBC’s adaptation of Christie’s And Then There Were None proved so successful last Christmas, the team behind that production are reuniting to film her much-loved legal thriller Witness for the Prosecution .

10 November 2017 is release day for Sandi Wallace’s first short-fiction collection, On The Job She hopes you can join the celebration! Happy Hour, Happy Day, Drop-In ‘on the job’ Book Launch Friday 10 November from 5.00pm to 7.00pm – SOOKI LOUNGE, 1648 Burwood Hwy, Belgrave Drop in over Happy Hour—5.00-7.00pm—to chat with Sandi about her new

Sisters in Crime sends its warmest congratulations to Jane Harper who yesterday won the Crime Writers’ Association of Britain’s top crime writing award, the Gold Dagger.  Jane won  two Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards  (Best Adult Novel and Readers’ Choice) in August and then a week later took out the Ned Kelly Award for Best First

Killer Women Want to write a crime novel? Got an idea but unsure how to progress it? Like to know more about how to get published? Keen to pitch your idea to top editors and agents? Enjoy a weekend of practical workshops, exclusive masterclasses and pitch sessions given by top crime writers, publishers and agents,

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