International Women’s Day and Southern Cross Crime Month


It’s International Women’s Day today-March 8th – and March is also Southern Cross Crime Month hosted by ReadingMattersBlog, so to honour both, I’m sharing 8 crime fiction books by women writers from Australia or New Zealand which are published internationally, and therefore should be available in most book markets. 

*Covers may vary between markets – click on the cover to learn more

The Dry by Jane Harper

A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh

Gathering Dark by Candice Fox

Bound by Vanda Symon

Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic

The War Widow/Dead Man Switch by Tara Moss

Shanghai Secrets by Sulari Gentill

The Girl Who Never Came Home by Nicole Trope


This March perhaps you’d like to support an Australian or New Zealand female crime fiction writer by reading one of their books and sharing it via #SouthernCrossCrime2021 

Happy International Womens Day!


A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge.

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kimbofo
    Mar 08, 2021 @ 19:42:25

    What a great idea for a post! Love it. Some new names and familiar names here. There’s certainly a lot of Australian woman writing great stuff in this genre.

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  2. Helen Murdoch
    Mar 09, 2021 @ 03:26:54

    Great post! I’ve got Jane Harper’s trilogy on my TBR shelf and will probably begin it in April

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  3. Louise H
    Mar 09, 2021 @ 03:28:58

    Fantastic post! I keep promising to read a Nalini Singh book as I’ve heard good things about her, but I never quite seem to get around to it.

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  4. Davida Chazan
    Mar 10, 2021 @ 04:06:29

    The War Widow is SO good. I can hardly wait for her next book in the series!

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  5. Verushka, an editor (@SydneyEditor1)
    Mar 10, 2021 @ 21:10:55

    Happy (belated) international Women’s Day! What a fantastic list — and a couple of new authors for me to check out !!

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  6. Sue at Book By Book
    Mar 14, 2021 @ 09:06:39

    My husband and I enjoyed The Dry, and we have Jane Harper’s 2nd novel here, but I haven’t heard of any of the other authors, so thanks for the heads up!


    Book By Book

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