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February 2019

A Black Saturday Crime

February 14 @ 6:00 pm
St Kilda Library, 150 Carlisle Street
StKilda, VIc 3182 Australia
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Sisters in Crime Australia and the Port Phillip Library  Service present… 6 for 6.30pm, Thursday 14 February: A Black Saturday Crime Award-winning author Chloe Hooper talks to Robin Bowles about her latest book, The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire ( (Hamish Hamilton). What kind of person would deliberately set a firestorm? Hooper asks. What kind of mind? On the scorching February day in 2009 that became known as Black Saturday, a man lit two fires in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley, then sat…

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The past is never past: New mysteries with history

February 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Rising Sun Hotel, cnr Raglan Street and Eastern Road
South Melbourne, Victoria 3205 Australia
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$12 – $20

Toni Jordan, M J Tjia and Kirsten Alexander talk to Alison Goodman about why digging into the past provides such fertile themes and characters for crime writing. Award-winning Melbourne author Toni Jordan is the author of five novels. Her latest, The Fragments, is her first foray into the mystery world. Set in 1930s’ New York and 1980s’ Brisbane, The Fragments concerns author Inga Karlson who died in a fire, leaving behind three things: a phenomenally successful first novel, the scorched…

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March 2019

Learned Crime with Dervla McTiernan

March 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Melbourne Athenaeum Library, First Floor, 188 Collins St
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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$15 – $20

The Melbourne Athenaeum Library and Sisters in Crime Australia take pleasure in presenting Dervla McTiernan in conversation with Robyn Walton re Dervla’s latest book, The Scholar (out February). After several hotly contested publishing auctions, Dervla McTiernan’s debut novel, The Rúin (Harper Collins, 2018), became an instant bestseller which soared up the Australian charts and became one of the top five bestselling Australian crime novels for 2018, as well as hitting the bestseller charts in the UK and Ireland. Hugely acclaimed…

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