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Crimescene WA

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Crimescene WA

I’m very pleased to announce that I will be a guest at this year’s Crimescene WA, from the 11-12 October 2014 in Perth. Headlining this year will be Michael Robotham, Livia Day and Julie Szego. International best seller Michael has managed to fit us into his very busy schedule! Livia is the alter ego of award-winning blogger, podcaster and fantasy writer, Tansy Rayner Roberts. Julie Szego used to be a journalist for The Age and has just released a non-fiction novel. We are incredibly excited about these authors and their...

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Murder on the Links: August 2013

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The Australian Women Writers Reading Challenge round up of Crime Reviews. The Guardian looks at the crime inspiration of West Australian writers, and also how crime fiction is changing (with added romance) in Sweden. Tobias Buckell linked to a fascinating study on the falling murder rates in Jamaica, and the connection to the reduction of lead pollution during the same period. What exactly did you do to us, leaded fuels?? Food and crime – there’s always been a connection between the two literary themes, and this BBC article even...

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Darling Detectives: Trixie Belden

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Darling Detectives: Trixie Belden

I’ve been meaning for some time to start a series of blog posts devoted to my favourite detectives – and since it’s Children’s Book Week here in Australia, I thought it would be a great time to start with one of the most influential detectives from my childhood reading: Trixie Belden! I completely missed Nancy Drew as a child – I’m not sure how I managed to do that, given that I spent a lot of my time in second hand bookshops, but I’ve only ever heard of her second hand as the Iconic Girl Detective....

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Choose Your Own City Adventure!

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Do you remember the old Choose Your Own Adventure books? How would you like to do one in real life? I’m taking part in a new collaborative writing project where myself and some other fantastic genre writers are writing Choose Your Own Adventures that you can do in real life! Not only will you actually get to stand where the story is happening but you can dictate what happens next, while you explore the weird and wonderful features of a new (or old!) city. But we need your help to get this project off the ground. To do this we have set up a...

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Murder on the Links July 2013

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Murder on the Links July 2013

Some crime-related links I have been gathering! I’m always on the look out for new crime/murder mystery blogs to follow, so please recommend some in the comments. Penguin have reissued 50 classic crime novels as a new Green Popular Penguins series in Australia. Oh, those covers make me go dizzy. I want ALL of them. A bit sad there’s no Agatha or Ian Fleming in the list, though… Still, I suppose it’s not like those books aren’t reprinted constantly. Also can’t help noticing, only 6 of those 50 are women....

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A Trifle Dead Book Trailer

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I’m so delighted by this – students at Curtin University created a book trailer for A Trifle Dead for one of their in-class projects. Delicious, cheeky and just a little bit bloodthirsty – it perfectly captures the tone of the book and even colour-matches to the cover. *Hugs vid*

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Something Rotten in the Apple Isle! (Sisters in Crime)

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Something Rotten in the Apple Isle! (Sisters in Crime)

So, that crime-writing alter ego of mine has a pretty exciting weekend coming up in a few weeks. Those of you likely to be in Melbourne on 14th June, check out this awesome Sisters in Crime event! FRIDAY 14 JUNE – 8PM SOMETHING ROTTEN IN THE APPLE ISLE Three Tasmanian-born writers talk about their new novelsJosephine Pennicott, Poppy Gee and Livia Day have all set their novels in the Apple Isle, but with different and fatal twists. Presented by Lindy Cameron, a Sisters in Crime National Co-convenor and author. Sydney-based Josephine...

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A Trifle Dead – the launch speech

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A Trifle Dead – the launch speech

A Trifle Dead was well and truly launched on Thursday – with a cavalcade of macarons and trifles over in Perth, thanks to the organisation skills of Tamara (and the launching skills of my good friend Helen Merrick!), and with much wine and convivial chatting here in Hobart. Here is the speech I made: On Launching A Trifle Dead, by Livia Day (and Tansy Rayner Roberts) Thank you all for being here again – it makes me so happy to be able to fill a bookshop with friends and family and loyal readers, even when I confuse you by changing...

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Sneak Peek: A Trifle Dead by Livia Day

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Sneak Peek: A Trifle Dead by Livia Day

My awesome mother has given me a brilliant present in honour of the release of my new novel – a throw cushion based on the cover design of A Trifle Dead! She’s even included little bobbly cherry stems. It is a thing of beauty. The book is officially released tomorrow, so this is your last chance to get in for a pre-order! In the mean time, check out a sneak peek of the novel’s opening two and a half chapters to whet your appetite for trifle. A Trifle Dead Livia Day ISBN 978-0-9872162-9-8 Cover design by Amanda Rainey Order...

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Random and Uncharted

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Random and Uncharted

My author copy arrived yesterday! Very happy with it. It arrived packaged with chocolate, and my publisher informs me that this is now official policy – chocolate will be delivered with books. When I asked if that meant I had to supply her with chocolate next time I sent her a manuscript, she replied gravely that chocolate should only flow towards the author. You can of course pre-order A Trifle Dead from Twelfth Planet Press, or come along to one of the two launches on Thursday to source your own copy: Perth or Hobart. Check out...

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