Sisters in Crime & The Melbourne Athenaeum Library present Learned Crime with Dervla McTiernan

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

4 Mar 2019

Dervla McTiernan discusses her latest novel, The Scholar, with Robyn Walton.

After several hotly contested publishing auctions, Dervla’s debut novel, The Rúin, soared up the charts, becoming one of Australia’s top five crime novels for 2018, and hit bestseller charts in the UK and Ireland. Hugely acclaimed by critics and readers alike, the film rights were quickly snapped up by Hopscotch Features.

DS Cormac Reilly returns in Dervla’s second novel, The Scholar, a compulsive new crime thriller that brings his objectivity and integrity into question. Late one night outside her laboratory at Galway University, Reilly’s partner Dr Emma Sweeney stumbles across the victim of a hit and-run – a gifted student and heir apparent to Irish pharmaceutical giant. Cormac is thrust into investigating the high-profile and high-pressure case, with evidence soon mounting that the death is linked to the Darcy laboratory and, increasingly, to Emma herself.

Robyn Walton, Vice-President of Sisters in Crime, has a PhD in English Literature and has taught English and cultural history at universities in both Sydney and Melbourne. She won the Vogel for a collection of short fictions and her short stories have been published in journals and Australian Short Stories.


Bar Cafe Non Smoking Public Toilet Shop


From AU$15.00

$15 (members of the Athenaeum Library & Sisters in Crime; concession); Non-members $20

Event Times

4 Mar 2019

Once Only Event


Athenaeum Theatre

188 Little Collins Street, Level 2, Melbourne, 3000

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