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The Mysteries and Mayhem of Early Melbourne

Melbourne Rare Book Week

Event Date: 20 July 2024 12:00 PM to 20 July 2024 01:00 PM
Author / Presenters: Jane Sullivan and Lucy Sussex
Event Organiser: Melbourne Rare Book Week

Melbourne has always had its underbelly of crime, inspiring crime fiction detectives from Mary Fortune and Fergus Hume to Peter Temple’s ‘Jack Irish’. Join Jane, whose latest novel Murder in Punch Lane, is a thriller inspired by real events and people in 1868 Melbourne, and Lucy, who in 2025 will publish Outrageous Fortunes, a co-written biography about crime-writer Mary Fortune and her criminal son George, in a conversation about the sins and secrets of the brash young 19th century goldfields city.

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