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Crime and cocktails: Sisters in Crime at Port Phillip Seniors Festival

October 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


B M Carroll will be talking to Tara Mitchell about her latest book, Who We Were (Allen & Unwin, 2020), a suburban noir thriller about a school reunion that goes badly wrong. Bring out your inner mixologist – bloody or virgin, cocktail or mocktail – and watch this live, online event, 6-7pm Friday 16 October.

It’s been twenty years. But not all is forgiven. As the reunion nears, anonymous threats are made and a terrible event that binds the group together resurfaces. Everyone, in their own way, is guilty and someone wants revenge … Liane Moriarty declares this book ‘intriguing, compelling and impossible to put down’.


Ber Carroll headshot

Ber Carroll, also known as B M Carroll, was born in Blarney, a small but famous village in Ireland. The middle child of six, she often retreated from the chaos of family life by immersing herself in books. She has fond memories of the mobile library bus that used to pull up outside their house and the dozen or so books she would borrow at a time, some quite inappropriate for her age. She spent her early career working in finance, but gave this up when she realised that she couldn’t hold down a demanding job, be mother to two small children and write books to contractual deadlines. She now has nine novels under her belt, the first to be published under her pen name being The Missing Pieces of Sophie McCarthy (Penguin Random House, 2018).


Tara Mitchell headshot

Tara Mitchell grew up in Adelaide, aka ‘Strange Murder Capital of the World’, which meant that an interest in crime was somewhat inevitable. Initially unsure of how to translate this into a career, she qualified as an economist and administrator at university, but then decided against boring people to death for a living. Finding the wine trade (the other great industry for which South Australia is famous) far more interesting, she discovered a passion for fermented grapes, which has taken her around the globe. Tara is currently writing her first crime fiction series and scripting a true crime podcast. She is a national convenor of Sisters in Crime.

This event is free but please register via Eventbrite by 4pm Friday 16 October for the Zoom webinar link.

The event will also be available for free viewing worldwide via the Sisters in Crime YouTube channel on Monday 19 October from 6pm.

Phone Sherridan via ASSIST on 03 9209 6777.

This event is supported by the City of Port Phillip.