Submitted by David Whish-Wilson on Mon, 20/02/2012 – 15:12

This an event that I’m really looking forward to. Crime Factory are launching their first anthology ‘The First Shift’ @ Grumpy’s Green in Fitzroy on March 5. Some of my favourite crime writers, notably Megan Abbott, Adrian McKinty and Leigh Redhead will be giving readings. Adrian (who is Irish but living in Melbourne) and Leigh live in Australia, but Megan Abbott, who is an Edgar Award winner and one of the coolest crime writers in the world, is over from the US briefly. If you love crime fiction, you’d be mad not to get down and meet them – details @ and details about Crime Factory’s subsequent ventures @