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April 2018

Past Imperfect: Delving into the swirl of history, murder and intrigue

April 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Raglan St
South Melbourne, Vic 3205 Australia
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$10 - $17
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Three debut authors – Dervla McTiernan, Sarah Schmidt and Katherine Kovacic – in conversation with Robyn Walton will discuss how their novels shine a light on unsolved crimes, both real and imagined. Dervla McTiernan’s novel, The Rúin (HarperCollins Australia), is set in Ireland. Detective Cormac Reilly is assigned to re-investigate a seemingly accidental overdose that happened twenty years ago. The case draws him deep into the dark heart of Ireland where corruption, desperation and crime run rife, asking, Who will protect us…

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‘Body in the Library’ readings to launch the 25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards

April 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Athenaeum Library, Level 1, 188 Collins Street,
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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$10 - $15
Shelves of Agatha Christie library books

This year, the Scarlet Stiletto Awards offer more than $10,000 in prize money for the best crime or mystery short stories. Since 2012, the Melbourne Athenaeum Library has sponsored the ‘Body in the Library’ Award by offering a $1000 prize to the winner and $500 to the runner-up. This partnership has seen the number of entries grow each year – clearly a prize worth killing for.   Angela Savage, Director of Writers Victoria and winner of the 2011 Scarlet Stiletto…

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May 2018

Crime’s other victims: The professionals who deal with Australia’s most horrific murders

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University City Queen Street Campus, Lecture Theatre G02, 295 Queen Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$10 - $15
Law Week logo 2018, 14th to 20th May

For its 12th Law Week event, Sisters in Crime Australia is joining forces with the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University to explore the stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to keep society safe – police officers, homicide detectives, paramedics, doctors, forensic scientists, a trauma cleaner – and an author who writes about murders. Liz Porter, an award winning forensic science writer, will examine what happens behind the scenes with true crime writer Ruth Wykes and retired homicide detective Narelle…

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