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Katherine Kovacic

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284. Katherine Kovacic: The School Girl Strangler

Words and Nerds: Authors, books and literature.

Katherine Kovacic chats to Dani Vee about true crime.


12 Mar 2021

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Rebecca Lim and Katherine Kovacic

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Good characters in a good story, Rebecca Lim has Wen, a 14 year old ‘Tiger Daughter’, grappling against racism, sexism and the cultural expectations of her family. ‘The Schoolgirl Strangler’ by Katherine Kovacic is a disturbing account of a real life serial killer in 1930’s Melbourne who lures young girls to their death.

25 Feb 2021

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Katherine Kovacic: on serial killers... and dogs

Stories Behind the Story with Better Reading

Author, art historian and self-proclaimed crazy dog lady Katherine Kovacic talks to Cheryl Akle about her time as a veterinarian, her passion for the arts, and the story of a serial killer that inspired her book, The Schoolgirl Strangler.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


14 Feb 2021

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Katherine Kovacic on ‘The Shifting Landscape’, art thievery and women in crime

Yarra Libraries Podcast

“She's not a black suit and pearls in a South Yarra gallery kind of art dealer, she’s a Blundstone boots and grubby jeans kind of girl.” — Katherine Kovacic on Alex ClaytonKatherine Kovacic started out as a vet before making her way into the art world, where she discovered it wasn’t quite as safe and wholesome as it seemed. Her series of detective novels, starring the inimitable art dealer and sleuth Alex Clayton, have taken us from 1930s art scene Melbourne to mid-2000s sheep farming Hamilton, all with her Irish Wolfhound sidekick Hogarth at her side. She discussed her latest in the series, ‘The Shifting Landscape’ with Sisters in Crime’s Robyn Walton at a special after-hours Zoom author talk in June 2020. This is an edited recording.Katherine Kovacic is a former veterinarian turned art historian who works with a wide variety of museums, galleries, and historic houses. She lives in Melbourne with a Borzoi and a Scottish Deerhound. ‘The Portrait of Molly Dean’ was her debut novel and the first Alex Clayton art mystery.Robyn Walton is Vice-President of Sisters in Crime Australia, has a Ph.D. in English literature and cultural history, and has taught in universities in Melbourne and Sydney. She has had short fiction and essays published and is a past winner of The Australian/Vogel Literary Award. Robyn reviews crime and other books for The Weekend Australian Review, interviews authors for the Sisters in Crime website – the Q&As – and is a judge for two short story awards.Our theme is Add And by Broke for Free.Yarra Libraries Recommends‘The Shifting Landscape’ - Katherine Kovacic (ebook on Cloud Library)‘Cocaine Blues’ - Kerry Greenwood (ebook on Cloud Library, audiobook on Borrowbox)‘Sisters in crime’: early detective and mystery stories by women - Michael Ashley‘Intrepide: Australian women artists in early twentieth-century France’ - Clem Gorman ‘Murder in the Telephone Exchange’ - June Wright


18 Aug 2020

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73: Conversations with Friends #11: RWR McDonald and Katherine Kovacic

The First Time

This episode of Conversations with Friends is with RWR McDonald and Katherine Kovacic.We know you'll understand that this episode has a different quality of audio than you are used to from us. Eventually we'll get back to studio sound, but until then forgive us the odd crackle! Check out show notes for this episode on our website www.thefirsttimepodcast.com or get in touch via Twitter or Instagram @thefirsttimepod.The Conversations with Friends series is supported by the City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants. 


18 Jun 2020

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WRITER 334: Meet Katherine Kovacic, author of 'The Shifting Landscape'.

So you want to be a writer

We chat to Katherine Kovacic, author of 'The Shifting Landscape'. Learn how to increase your opportunities for freelance revenue. Join Amie Kaufman and Allison Tait at the Your Kid's Next Read Author Talk. Plus, we have 3 copies of a mesmerising and unsettling thriller by Elizabeth Kay called 'Seven Lies' to give away. Read the show notes Connect with Valerie, Allison and listeners in the podcast community on Facebook Visit WritersCentre.com.au | AllisonTait.com | ValerieKhoo.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 1min

8 Jun 2020

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167. Katherine Kovacic: The Shifting Landscape

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5 Jun 2020

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Katherine Kovacic and Fiona Lowe

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A cursed painting sets the tone for the latest murder mystery by Katherine Kovacic, 'Painting in the Shadows'.  Will art dealer, Alex Clayton identify the clues that sets forgeries apart from the truth?Fires leave devasted bush land, burnt buildings and fractured relationships. 'Home Fires' by Fiona Lowe is set in the fictional community of Myrtle, before and after with the rebuilding and the ongoing hurt.

7 Mar 2019

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42. Katherine Kovacic: The unsolved murder of Molly Dean in Melbourne 1930.

Words and Nerds: Authors, books and literature.

An unsolved murder comes to light after almost seventy years. The murder of writer Molly Dean in 1930 Melbourne remains unsolved seventy years later. There are strange inconsistencies: Molly's mother seems unconcerned about her daughter's violent murder, the main suspect was never brought to trial and vital records are missing.Listen to Katherine Kovacic chat to Dani Vee about her research into this mysterious and forgotten woman whose murder remains unsolved. The Portrait of Molly Dean traces the parallel narrative of Molly Dean and Alex Clayton, two women's voices seventy years apart through an unsettling bohemian world.We also chat about the writing process, dogs riding skateboards and Speed Pitching to publishers.


8 Jul 2018

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Ep: 64 Katherine Kovacic – The Portrait of Molly Dean

The Book Podcast

Based on a true story. A swirl of history, art, intrigue and murder that brings 1930s Melbourne Australia to life. An unsolved murder comes to light after almost seventy years…Continue reading

21 May 2018