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

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Rising Sun Hotel

2 Raglan Street

South Melbourne, VIC 3205

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Three debut authors, Dervla McTeirnan, Sarah Schmidt and Katherine Kovacic join Robyn Walton in converstaion to discuss how their novels shine a light on unsolved crimes, both real and imagined.

Dervla McTiernan’s novel, The Ruin (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 when the authorities can’t – or won’t? Dervla was shortlisted in the 2015 Scarlet Stiletto Awards which gave her the seed of confidence to get her through five drafts of the work that eventually became The Rúin.

Sarah Schmidt's See What I have done (Hachette Australia) offers a unique fictional look inside the mind of Lizzie Borden, famously accused of murdering her father and stepmother in Massachusetts in 1892. According to the skipping rhyme, Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks and when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one. Schmidt’s compelling reimagining of the murders, the lead-up and aftermath, is told in four voices. See What I Have Done has been published in Australia, the US, the UK, and the Netherlands and will soon be out in Germany, France, Italy, Poland and Turkey.

Katherine Kovacic's The Portait of Molly Dean (Echo Publishing) begins in 1999 when art dealer Alex Clayton stumbles across a lost portrait of Molly Dean, a real artist’s muse brutally slain in Elwood in 1930. Alex buys the painting and, with the help of her close friend art conservator John Porter, sifts through the clues and deceptions that swirl around the last days of Molly Dean.

Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime Vice-President, has a PhD in English Literature and has taught English and cultural history at universities in both Sydney and Melbourne. Robyn reviews books for several publishers and interviews authors for the Sisters in Crime website.

Dinner upstairs from 6.30pm (bookings not necessary); men or ‘brothers-in-law’ welcome

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