St Kilda – Scene of the Crime: Sisters in Crime@StripFest

What is it about St Kilda that makes it such a favourite locale for murders most foul – at least of the fictional kind? Join a scheme of crime authors with books set in St Kilda for an afternoon of fun and felony with crime buffs organisation, Sisters in Crime Australia:  

  • Leigh Redhead, creator of the award-winning Simone Kirsch stripper-turned-private eye series, set in St Kilda and East Kilda. Her books include Peepshow, Rubdown, Cherry Pie and Thrill City (Allen & Unwin). She is currently working on the fifth book in the series, Repentance Creek.
  • Simmone Howell, author of Girl Defective (Pan Macmillan), a YA crime novel featuring 15-year-old sleuth Sky, a body found in the Elwood Canal and lots of St Kilda colour.
  • Rowena C Daniells, who gives crime a paranormal twist in The Price of Fame (Clan Destine Press), featuring documentary maker Antonia Carlyle who uncovers dark secrets in St Kilda when she researches a cult ’80s band.
  • Lindy Cameron whose Kit O’Malley lesbian P I sees a lot of action in St Kilda in Blood Guilt, Bleeding Hearts and Thicker Than Water. Lindy is also the author of the museum mystery, Golden Relic, the espionage thriller, Redback and has edited and written a number of true crime books. She now runs Australia's only genre-specialist publishing house, Clan Destine Press.

    Venue: Bank of Melbourne, 161/163 Acland St., St Kilda

    Cost: $10 (members/concession)/$15 (non-members). No bookings necessary. Men or ‘brothers-in-law’ welcome. Books on sale.

    Sisters in Crime Australia has been celebrating women’s crime writing since 1991.

    Info: St Kilda StripFest:  Carmel Shute, Sisters in Crime National Co-convenor, on 0412 569 356.