First up we have the Australian Heist, the true
story of Australia's greatest gold robbery. Written by James Phelps, an
award-winning senior reporter at the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph in
Sydney, Phelps takes us on a journey through the famous robbery of 1862 in
Eugowra, just east of Fobres, NSW. The gang of bushrangers escaped with 77
kilograms of gold -- worth about $10 million today! Phelps discusses his latest
effort with Cathy McLennon on 8 Sept at 7:30pm.
After a restful sleep, come on out to BWF on 9 Sept at
1130am for another true crime story or two at the Second Sight/The Long Drop event.
Featuring tartan noir and crime writing extraordinaire, Denise Mina, and
bestselling writer Aofie Clifford as they present The Long Drop and
Second Sight. In The Long Drop, Mina explores the "trail of
the century" in 1950s Glasgow, about the serial killer Peter Manuel.
Clifford writes about crime and secrets in an Aussie town -- a story of lost
friendships and terrible betrayal. Chaired by Ben Hobson, this crime discussion
is not to be missed.