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Fergus Hume Society Annual Lecture

Past Event

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

‘I keep my own books’
Fergus Hume’s Madame Midas


Join Rachel Franks for the Third Annual Lecture of the Fergus Hume Society.

This year’s lecture will focus on Madame Midas (1888), the companion-piece to Hume’s bestselling The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (1886), featuring a wonderful, but often forgotten, heroine. The lecture will be immediately followed by an open discussion of this ‘realistic and sensational story of Australian mining life’.

Rachel Franks holds a PhD in Australian crime fiction and her research in the fields of crime fiction, true crime, food studies, literary studies, popular culture and information science has been presented at numerous conferences. An award-winning writer, her work can be found in a wide variety of books, journals and magazines.

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