Clan Destine Press - along with award-winning writer and self-confessed 'literary archaeologist' Dr Lucy Sussex - is proud to be republishing Australia's first murder mystery: Ellen Davitt's 1865 novel, Force and Fraud.
To celebrate women’s crime writing on the page and screen and bring a collective critical eye to the field.
Launched at the Feminist Book Festival in Melbourne in September 1991, Sisters in Crime in Australia was inspired by the American organisation of the same name, which was founded in 1986 by Sara Paretsky (creator of Chicago PI VI Warshawski) and other women crime writers at the Bouchercon crime convention.
To share our collective passion for women’s crime writing.
Sarah is an English ex-pat who has been writing short stories and novels since leaving the world of journalism in the late eighties and taking up the ‘good life’ in rural WA to raise a brood and attempt self-sufficiency.
A crime and romance writer, Sarah also dabbles in spec-fic, fantasy and a touch of horror. The epitome of the muti-tasker she is also a songwriter, book editor and creative writing teacher:
Helen is a writer of crime, thrillers, historical novels and non-fiction.
Her first book for Clan Destine Press is the sexy and amusing crime novel Death by Sugar.
It's a spunky modern mystery, with lots of unexpected twists.
Helen, like all good writers, has always been an avid reader. While growing up in Toowoomba, she was always excited by a trip to the library and the promise of returning home with a collection of books to read.