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Thursday September 21 2017 6pm for 6.30pm start Ashfield Civic Centre

Dr Rachel Franks illustrated lecture : Crime Fiction, Colonial Ambition and Amazons

Fergus Hume’s Madame Midas (1888) is a crime novel featuring a fascinating – but often forgotten – heroine. The companion piece to Hume’s very successful The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (1886), this work features memorable characters, murder and scandal but did not achieve “blockbuster” sales. This talk explores some of the many challenges of storytelling, and of publishing, in colonial Australia.

Dr Rachel Franks is the Coordinator, Education & Scholarship at the State Library of NSW, a Conjoint Fellow at the University of Newcastle and is at The University of Sydney researching true crime. An award-winning writer, her work can be found in a wide variety of books, journals and magazines.


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