It’s never a crime to enjoy true crime and crime fiction. Listen in on some of the world’s greatest crime authors as they spill the beans on what goes into committing the perfect crime on paper.


Monday 19 February

THE HIDDEN HOURS: Sara Foster on secrets, lies and the death of an author. With Susan Midalia.

5 Nairn St, Fremantle

7 – 8PM, FREE


Wednesday 21 February

MARLBOROUGH MAN: Alan Carter on crossing continents, past crimes and clear and present dangers. With Rosemary Sayer.

573 Hay St, Perth

6.30 – 7.30PM, FREE


Saturday 24 February

THE RÚIN: Dervla McTiernan’s troubled Irish detective and the 20-year case that comes back to haunt him. With Kate Beaufoy. 
10.30 – 11.45AM, $13 – $15

GLASS HOUSES: Louise Penny on her latest Gamache thriller. With Michael White.
12.30 – 1.45PM, $13 – $15

FEVER DREAM: Samanta Schweblin on maternal love, broken souls and the power and desperation of family. With Susan Midalia.
5 – 5.45PM, $13 – $15

University Club of Western Australia


Sunday 25 February

CLEAR TO THE HORIZON: Dave Warner on unsolved kidnappings in Claremont, with PI Snowy Lane set to solve an icy cold case. With Kathryn Shine.
11.30 – 12.15PM, FREE

THE CRIMINAL RE-REGISTER: Ross Gibson on the poetics of police dossiers and found photographs. With Vivienne Glance.
2.30 – 3.15PM, $13 – $15

DIRTY GIRL: Juliet Wills on one of the most notorious unsolved cases in WA’s history – the murder of brothel madam Shirley Finn. With David Whish-Wilson.
3.30 – 4.15pm, $13 – $15

CRIME IS ANOTHER COUNTRY: Alan Carter, Dave Warner, Dervla McTiernan & Louise Penny on the role of place in crime fiction. With Ian Andrew.
6 – 6.45pm, $13 – $15

University Club of Western Australia