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Murder on a Monday Reading Group 2024

Murder on a Monday Reading Group 2024

Date & Time

This group will meet monthly from Monday 5th February – Monday 2nd December 2024, 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 2024

5 February
ClaireCrime novels set in Italy
4 March
MerilynVintage Crime – fraud in the wine industry
8 April*
PeterMurder novels with a theme of April Fool’s Day or Halloween
6 May
LoraineRookwood Guided Tour #4
3 June
EveryoneTV Series adapted from Crime novels
1 July
LynScandinavian Noir Crime Fiction
5 August
JaneThe crime novels of Ann Cleeves
2 September
PennyThe fiction novels of Graham Greene
14 October* 
JudyCrime novels featuring ageing / retired detectives
4 November
EffieAmerican True Crime with a place name in the title
2 December
EveryoneMy favourite book of 2024, plus shared Christmas lunch; including a review of the year’s activities and planning for 2025.

* Monday 1st April is Easter Monday

* First Monday in October is a public holiday.

Date & Time

This group will meet monthly from Monday 5th February – Monday 2nd December 2024, 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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