Crime Writing in the Archives
Book now for our upcoming crime writing panel
|Are you a true crime fan? Would you love to write a true crime of your own? Join us for a panel discussion featuring crime writers and researchers who've used either the state archives or Ancestry.com.au to discover crimes of Victoria's past.
Gideon Haigh has been a journalist for more than thirty years and written thirty-one books. For his most recent book, Certain Admissions, he delves into the archives to investigate the life of convicted murderer John Bryan Kerr.
Vikki Petraitis is a true crime writer with over 20 years' experience. Her best-selling book, The Frankston Murders, has become a classic in the genre. Her latest book, The Dog Squad, looks at the work done by police dogs and their handlers.
Lee Hooper is the Co-Director of Born & Bred Historical Research and co-creator, researcher, writer & interviewer for the upcoming podcast Melbourne Dead & Buried. In 2014 she researched and wrote about family annihilator Frank O'Brien.
Michael Shelford is a writer, journalist and historian based in Fitzroy. He has written for the Guardian newspaper among others. Michael is currently completing a book about Melbourne's underworld 1890-1920. As the proprietor of Melbourne Historical Crime Tours, he conducts walking tours based on his research.