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'At the 2018 Jessie Street Annual Luncheon, guest speaker and five times Walkley Award winner Kate McClymont mused on the character traits that sustained her in her career as an investigative journalist. An attribute which she did not raise but was noted by Library board member Suzanne Marks in her introduction, was courage.'
'When I started to write this article I was not expecting to encounter so many dilemmas that Australian women face when writing a crime novel. Should a book be fun, or have a female lead, or include women’s issues, or be set in Australia at all? These issues show up in three very different novels, and are dealt with in very different ways.' (Introduction)