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Mystery & Crime Reading Group 2023

Mystery & Crime Reading Group 2023

Date & Time

January 21, 2023 - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

December 16, 2023 - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

The original SMSA Mystery and Crime Reading Group has been meeting for many years for informal discussion on books in this genre. New members are welcome to join us.

The group meets every fourth Saturday to hear which books the members have chosen to read on the month’s theme, and to discuss the many issues and recollections that come up. It’s a great way to discover new authors over morning tea on a Saturday.

Contact the Group Coordinator if you’d like to join:

Kay Templeton – 0417 458 106


SMSA also offers the Murder on a Monday Reading Group as an alternative if weekdays suit you best.

21 JanuaryMusic
18 FebruaryArchaeology
18 MarchMetafiction
15 AprilInvestigator out of their comfort zone
13 MaySet in the 1970s
17 JuneAuthor you’ve met, or would like to
8 JulyHoliday/festival (not Xmas)
5 AugustEngineering/Science
2 SeptemberTranslated novel
7 OctoberNew author 2021+
28 OctoberSet during WWI
25 NovemberAustralian or NZ author
16 DecemberXmas lunch


COVID-19 Safety Requirements 

  • Mask wearing is strongly recommended at all times unless eating/drinking.
  • Please observe social distancing guidelines.
  • Please do not come in if you feel at all unwell.

Date & Time

January 21, 2023 - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

December 16, 2023 - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm


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

Norman Selfe Room

280 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000

Level 3


When you join SMSA as member, you get a wide range of benefits.

Access to the SMSA Library

We are home to a unique collection of books, a highlight being our Mystery and Crime section.

Able to borrow from the Tom Keneally Centre

We are honoured to be the home of Tom Keneally’s personal collection of books, many of which have been used as research for his own works.

Access to member only events

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Access to member only activities such as members groups

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