Emilie Collyer wins the Scarlet Stiletto Cross-Genre Award

Melbourne writer Emilie Collyer

won the $300 Cross-Genre category of the

2012 Sisters in Crime Scarlet Stiletto Awards

held on November 23.

Emilie's short story, 'A Clean Job', won the category - sponsored by Clan Destine Press - and also took out the annual competition's $400 2nd Prize, sponsored by Melbourne bookshop Kill City.

'A Clean Job' is a futuristic story about a world where the neutralisation of emotions is compulsory and an enforcement officer risks everything when she starts to succumb to her feelings.

Emilie writes fiction, plays and poetry and is completing a Masters in Writing for Performance at the Victorian College of the Arts.

Emilie (right) is pictured with CDP Publisher Lindy Cameron at the award ceremony held at the Rising Sun Hotel.

Over 100 people attended the award night hosted, of course, by Sisters in Crime Australia.

Special guest presenter for the night were Kerry Greenwood - author of the CDP books Out of the Black Land and the Delphic Women trilogy Medea, Cassandra and Electra.

Oh... Kerry is also the creator of the absolutely fabulous Phryne Fisher, star of 20-and- counting novels.

Kerry's co-presenter for the Scarlet Stiletto Awards was Marion Boyce, costume designer for the ABC's TV series Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.