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Portraits of Molly Dean: Fiction from true crime

Melbourne Rare Book Week

Event Date: 11 July 2019
Author / Presenters: Melbourne Library Service, Katherine Kovacic, Chris Browne

Bookings Required

Thu 11 July6:30pm -7:30pm
Library at the Dock
2nd floor 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade Docklands

Crime fiction is frequently based on chilling real-life events. The brutal Elwood murder of Mary (Molly) Winifred Dean in 1930 has gathered a lingering sense of intrigue and has prompted four books and a play to date.

Join Katherine Kovacic, author of "The Portrait of Molly Dean", in a discussion of the crime and its retellings. Examine the life and death of an outsider on the fringes of Melbourne's Bohemian elite and share your thoughts on this haunting 89-year-old case.

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