Death on the Yarra Festival

Typewriter with blood splatters and the words Agatha Christie in Australia. Death on The Yarra Festival

It is 100 years since the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie visited Warburton and we’re celebrating with a day of crime!


9.30am       Registration in Foyer

10.00am    Welcome by Heather Zubek

10.15am    Keynote: My Life with Agatha Christie by Scott Wallace Baker (includes Q&A) Officially known as Australia’s Biggest Agatha Christie Fan, Scott Wallace Baker has been obsessed with the Queen of Crime and her work since a young lad. Winner of ABC’s Hard Quiz and festival speaker, Scott will talk about Christie’s visit to Warburton and his life-long obsession with the author.

11.15am    Morning Tea: There are plenty of local cafes in the area that will provide you with  good coffee and sweet sustenance. 

11.45am    Writers Panel: In Crime Conversation with crime writers Katherine Kovacic and Nicki Greenberg. Moderator Lindy Cameron will help us discover how the work of Agatha Christie has influenced today’s crime and mystery writers. 

12.30pm    Mystery Quiz Think you know your Agatha Christie and cosy crime? Quizmaster Lindy Cameron will test your mettle. There are prizes to be won. 

1.15pm        Lunch: Time to explore local cafes and eateries or perhaps a picnic by the river.

2.15pm       Introduction to Evil Under the Sun  (Film Screening)
Scott Wallace Baker will introduce this afternoon’s film. What to watch for and behind the scenes trivia will make for fascinating viewing.

2.20pm       Evil Under the Sun (1982)
When a millionaire winds up with a phony diamond, Hercule Poirot (Sir Peter Ustinov) is asked to investigate, but when a murder is committed, the case becomes more sinister. 

4.20pm       Q&A with Scott Wallace Baker
Scott Wallace Baker will answer your questions and reveal his memorabilia from the film.

4.50pm       Denouement

Eastern Regional Libraries and Verso Books will be in attendance

Tickets: $60 per head



  • Sunday, 18 September 2022 | 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM


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