Events Calendar

Mystery in the Library
Monday 03 June 2019, 06:00pm - 07:00pm

The Melbourne Athenaeum Library is about to join counterparts in London and Reykjavik in hosting a Mystery in the Library event run by the Ngaio Marsh Awards, New Zealand's literary prizes for crime, mystery, and thriller writing.

As well as the annual awards ceremony in Christchurch, since 2015 award organisers have also run a series of author panel events in libraries around New Zealand, and overseas.

Three talented storytellers, each with a New Zealand connection but based in Melbourne, will meet at the Melbourne Athenaeum Library to discuss what makes the crime and thriller writing genre so fascinating.

Two new voices in crime writing, RWR McDonald and JP Pomare, will be joined by crime researcher and 'literary archaeologist' Lucy Sussex to discuss what draws them to mystery writing, how they craft memorable characters and the impact of local settings.

Entry is free to the Mystery in the Library event (Monday 3rd June from 6pm) but RSVPs are required, either b calling 9650 3100 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.