top of page

Mon, 12 June


Better Read Than Dead

Broken Bay Launch with Margaret Hickey

Join us with Margaret Hickey to celebrate the release of Broken Bay. Margaret will be in conversation with Sue Turnbull.

Registration is closed
See other events
Broken Bay Launch with Margaret Hickey
Broken Bay Launch with Margaret Hickey

Time & Location

12 June 2023, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia


About The Event

An event is in partnership with BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival.

Old loyalties and decades-long feuds rise to the surface in this stunning crime novel, set in a spectacular Australian landscape known for its jagged cliffs and hidden caves.

Detective Sergeant Mark Ariti has taken a few days’ holiday in Broken Bay at precisely the wrong time. The small fishing town on South Australia’s Limestone Coast is now the scene of a terrible tragedy. Renowned cave diver Mya Rennik has drowned while exploring a sinkhole on the land of wealthy farmer Frank Doyle. As the press descends, Mark’s boss orders him to stay put and assist the police operation. But when they retrieve Mya's body, a whole new mystery is opened up, around the disappearance of a young local woman twenty years before . . .

Suddenly Mark is diving deep into the town’s history - and in particular the simmering rivalry between its two most prominent families, the Doyles and Sinclairs. Then a murder takes place at the Sinclairs’ old home – and Mark is left wondering which is more dangerous: Broken Bay’s hidden subterranean world or the secretive town above it . . .

Margaret Hickey is an award-winning author and playwright from North East Victoria. She has a PhD in Creative Writing and is deeply interested in rural lives and communities. She is the author of Cutters End and Stone Town.

Sue Turnbull is Senior Professor of Communication and Media at the University of Wollongong. Her academic publications include Media Audiences (Palgrave Macmillan 2020) and The TV Crime Drama (Edinburgh University Press 2014).  Her most recent book Transnational TV Crime: From the Nordic to the Outback, will be published by Edinburgh University Press later this year.  Sue reviews crime fiction for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, is an Ambassador for Sisters in Crime Australia and Chair of the BAD Sydney Crime Festival. She reads a lot of crime.


  • Event Ticket

    Sale ended
  • Event + Book

    This ticket includes a copy of Broken Bay

    Sale ended



Share Event

bottom of page