Crime Time: Hear the inside story on epic podcast

Hedley Thomas

True crime fans will need to move quickly to secure tickets to this one-night-only event where authors will delve into a gripping podcast that smashed all records.

Join author and journalist Hedley Thomas and investigative journalist Matthew Condon for an in-conversation event on Thursday, April 20, as the pair deep dive The Teacher’s Pet, The Teacher’s Trial and Shandee’s Story podcasts.

This will include discussions about the latest fallout from Queensland’s DNA lab inquiry. 

Matthew and Hedley will reflect on Hedley’s incredible personal and professional journey during the Teacher’s Pet podcast, which led to the arrest, trial and conviction of Chris Dawson, who lived on the Sunshine Coast.

Sunshine Coast Council Community Portfolio Councillor David Law said libraries were renowned for hosting some of Australia’s favourite writing talents and this in-conversation event was not to be missed.

“Come along and hear first-hand the behind-the-scenes details about Hedley’s five true crime podcasts, which reached a global audience of 80 million downloads and climbing,” Cr Law said.

“Local artist Hayden Hack, an award-winning songwriter and musician will provide the evening’s entertainment. Get your tickets quick, as this is sure to be a sellout event.”

About Hedley Thomas

Hedley is The Australian’s national chief correspondent, specialising in investigative reporting with an interest in legal issues, the judiciary, corruption and politics. He has won eight Walkley awards including two Gold Walkleys and in 2018 for his podcast, The Teacher’s Pet, investigating the 1982 murder of Sydney mother Lynette Dawson.

Matthew Condon. Image Credit – Russell Shakespeare

About Matthew Condon

Matthew Condon is a prize-winning Australian novelist and journalist and is the author of the bestselling true-crime trilogy about Queensland crime and corruption – Three Crooked Kings (2013), Jacks and Jokers (2014), All Fall Down (2015) and Little Fish are Sweet (2016). Matthew’s most recent book is The Night Dragon (2019) with podcast Ghost Gate Road.

Event details:

Date: Thursday, 20 April

Time: Doors open at 6pm for a 7pm start

Location: The Events Centre, 20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra

Tickets: $25 per person. Bookings are essential via council’s libraries website.  

Hedley and Matthew will be available for a meet and greet in the Glasshouse Room after the event.

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