The 2012 Scarlet Stiletto Awards
Friday November 23
Special guest presenters:
Kerry Greenwood – Melbourne's own Queen of Crime
Marion Boyce – costume designer for Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries
The creator of Phryne Fisher, and the woman who 'dresses' her for the small screen will be in conversation with national Sisters in Crime co-convenor, Jacqui Horwood, for the first part of the evening before presenting the 19th annual short story awards.
Jacqui herself is a past winner of the Scarlet Stiletto.
Marion Boyce, whose other crime credits include the film, Salem’s Lot, and the television series, Nightmares and Dreamscapes, has won universal acclaim for her costume designs for Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. She has been nominated for a Production Guild award for her work on the series.
Kerry Greenwood is the author of more than 50 books, including 19 Phryne Fisher books, several novels for young adults, the Delphic Women Women historical series, and a contemporary crime series featuring baker-sleuth Corinna Chapman. Kerry is a founding member of Sisters in Crime and sponsor of its Scarlet Stiletto Malice Domestic Award.
Marion and Kerry will discuss whether clothes maketh the sleuth and how much the fabulous designs contributed to the mood and style of the successful 13-part television series shown on ABC 1 earlier this year.
Marion’s 100+ designs for Essie Davis, who plays Phryne, will be up on screen, thanks to the magic of Powerpoint.
In the second part of the evening Kerry and Marion will help present the 19th annual Scarlet Stiletto awards for women crime and mystery short stories.
This year, a record 182 short stories competed for the coveted Scarlet Stiletto trophy, eleven awards in all and $5350 in prize money. A record 24 authors are short-listed.
Prizes kindly donated by HarperCollins, Athenaeum Library, Kill City, Allen & Unwin, Clan Destine Press, Scriptworks, Benn’s Book Shop, Pulp Fiction Bookshop, Kerry Greenwood, Cate Kennedy, & Catherine Leppert. The awards are also supported by Spinifex Press.
Frock up for Phryne: A prize for the best Phryne-inspired costume, as judged by Marion Boyce, Kerry Greenwood and Dr Sue Thomas, a course leader, Bachelor of Fashion, at Holmesglen Institute of TAFE (and Sister in Crime member).
Scarlet Stiletto Awards: 8 pm Friday November 23
Where: The Rising Sun Hotel
(upstairs - no lift)
cnr Raglan St & Eastern Rd,
Mel Ref: 57, H2.Try 1, 55, 112
or St Kilda Road trams.
Free on-street parking after 6pm
Cost: $10 (members/concession) / $15 (non-members).
10% discount for Sisters in Crime members from in house Benn’s Books stall.
Men or ‘brothers-in-law’ welcome.
Dinner: Bistro meals upstairs from 6.30pm
Bookings essential: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring (03) 9432-6777