Karen Chisholm

When you read a lot of books, the most frequent question you seem to get is "how do you manage to read so many books". The subtext obviously being either you're a speed reader, or you somehow don't have anything better to do. (You can tell from the look on the enquirer's face.) I'm not a speed reader by any means, but since childhood, coincidentally on a farm just outside Ballarat, I have been blessed with ability to stick my nose in a book and pretty well ignore everything else around me. And I do mean blessed.

Karen Chisholm

Australia Day long weekend - so Australian author reading of course.

From the Blurb:

When a teenage boy is killed in a targeted shooting, the events that unfold rock the lives of the migrant families of Cringila. School friends Jimmy and Piggy have witnessed the violent crime, but need to protect their fledgling drug business.

After seasoned police detective Gordon Winter is assigned the murder case, his investigations uncover long-buried secrets and an entrenched culture of loyalty and fear.

Karen Chisholm

Very very happy to have had a chance to read this... 

From the Blurb:

In 1994 Sisters in Crime Australia realised that one of the best ways to uncover, encourage and foster a new generation of women crime writers was to host a writing competition.

The Scarlet Stiletto Awards for women's crime and mystery writing was born.

Little did we - the Convenors of Sisters in Crime, aka the Stiletto judges - know what we were in for or just how successful the competition's primary mission would be.