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Katherine Kovacic

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Katherine Kovacic is an art historian, former veterinarian, and the award-winning author of many short stories and books, including the Alex Clayton art mysteries and the TV-to-page adaptation of Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries.

Based in Melbourne, when she isn’t writing, Katherine divides her time between work in the heritage sector, teaching dog training, and running a family business.

Katherine’s latest crime thriller, Seven Sisters, was published by HarperCollins Australia in January 2023, and Australia’s Dogs (NLA Publishing) a richly illustrated celebration of the dog in Australian life, was released in May of the same year.

You can connect with Katherine on Instagram, or find out more at

Other Awards

Australian Crime Writers Association Ned Kelly Awards:

Shortlisted, Best Fiction 2023, ‘Seven Sisters’

Shortlisted, Best Debut 2019, ‘The Portrait of Molly Dean’

Sisters In Crime Australia Davitt Awards: Readers’ Choice 2021, ‘The Shifting Landscape’.

Sisters In Crime Australia Scarlett Stiletto Awards 2022: Clan Destine Press Cross-Genre Award & The Sun Bookshop & Freemantle Press Prize, ‘Life After Knife’ (short story).

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