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Murder on a Monday Reading Group 2023

Murder on a Monday Reading Group 2023

Date & Time

This group will meet monthly from Monday 6th February – Monday 4th December 2023, 12:00-2:00pm.

The group is currently full.  Any changes to this will be published in our Newsletter.

“Murder on a Monday” is a crime and mystery reading group for SMSA Members.

The group meets on the first Monday each month at SMSA Level 1 or 3 from 12:00-2:00pm.

There is a topic for each month, and members read books of their own choosing that relate to that topic.

Each meeting, a volunteer from the group will give a short presentation on that month’s topic, then members are encouraged to share with the group comments on the books they have read in the past month.

This is a friendly “brown bag” lunch event – that is, BYO lunch to munch during our meeting.

Group Coordinators

Peter Maywald – 0420 534 189
Gaby Meares – 0415 489 008



Murder on a Monday – meeting schedule for 2023

6 February
Claire TilleyCrime mysteries set in Asia
6 March
Jane HandleyCrime novels involving food
3 April
Brian WallsThe “tough guy” genre
1 May
Loraine PunchRookwood revisited – a third tour of interesting graves
5 June
Effie ZanteyMurder novels with “Her” or “Him” in their titles
3 July
Lyn StephensonCanadian authors of crime mysteries
7 August
Catriona SviderskasAgatha Christie pastiche – crime books where Agatha Christie is the subject of, or a character in, the story
4 September
Robin UpcroftCrime novels by New Zealand authors
9 October*
Barbara CarneySecond crime novels by successful debut authors
6 November
Gaby MearesComedy/humour in crime novels
4 December
Everyone!My favourite book of 2023, plus Christmas lunch, including a review of the year’s activities and planning for 2024

 * First Monday in October is a public holiday.

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Date & Time

This group will meet monthly from Monday 6th February – Monday 4th December 2023, 12:00-2:00pm.


Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia

SMSA Meeting Rooms

280 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000

Level 3


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