Partners in Crime

Murder has never been so popular, This course looks at five dishy detectives who solve crimes in ancient Rome, 1920s Melbourne and modern America at the same time as falling in love. You will discuss how successfully crime plot and love story have been balanced, look at the role of humour in a murder novel and analyse the importance of having a charming detective.


Course Tutor
Susannah Fullerton


Supplied Course Material
Lindsey Davis, The Silver Pigs
Laurie R King, The Beekeepers Apprentice
Dorothy L Sayers, Strong Poison
Kerry Greenwood, Murder in Montparnasse
Janet Evanovitch, One for the Money
Course Booklet


Units & Pricing
5 units / $68 per person


Course Code for Enrolment
D164


Getting Started

  1. Start your Group: Anyone can start a Discussion Group – seek out some like-minded friends or put up a notice in your local library, bookshop or workplace. Please note a minimum of 6 people is required to start a new discussion group.
  2. Arrange the Meetings: New groups need to decide where and when to meet, and for how long – whatever best suits members' particular situations.
  3. Run your Group: Choose a secretary to liaise with WEA and your tutor, a Discussion Leader to chair meetings, a reporter to take discussion notes to send to your tutor, and maybe a librarian to look after the books.
  4. Start the Course: Contact WEA Sydney to enrol. Bookings can be made for one year, divided into two terms – Term 1 commences in February, Term 2 in July (Groups may make forward bookings for popular choices). Please indicate in what order your Group wishes to study the courses, if more than one course is booked.


Please note that additional postage (Cash on Delivery) for receiving course material will be required.