12-14 Sept 2024, State Library of NSW


Caroline Overington on Missing William Tyrrell Live Online with Suzanne Leal

HELD ON 16 June at 6pm

“Detailing the key events and figures, Overington builds a compelling, complex picture of a tragic puzzle.”

– Sydney Morning Herald

Join BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival to hear Caroline Overington , best-selling writer and Walkley Award-winning journalist discuss her recently-released book Missing William Tyrrell about the disappearance that has baffled Australia, with Suzanne Leal, interviewer and novelist.

If you’d like to buy a copy of Missing William Tyrrell, you can do so from Better Read Than Dead bookshop, who will send you the book postage-free. After doing so, if you would like to receive a printable bookplate signed by Caroline Overington to remember the event, please email us at

Caroline Overington

Caroline Overington is an award-winning journalist and the best-selling writer of eleven books, including the top ten listed The One Who Got Away, and Last Woman Hanged, winner of the Davitt Award for True Crime Writing in 2015. She has profiled many of the world’s most famous women, including Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton, and has twice won the Walkley Award for Investigative Journalism. She has also won the Sir Keith Murdoch Award for Journalistic Excellence and the Blake Dawson Prize for Business Literature. Caroline is currently Associate Editor at The

Suzanne Leal

Suzanne Leal is the bestselling author of The Teacher’s Secret and Border Street. A regular interviewer and presenter at literary events and festivals, she was the senior judge for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards from 2017 to 2019 and is a board member of BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival. Suzanne is also a lawyer experienced in child protection, criminal law and refugee law.

Missing William Tyrrell: How can a three-year-old boy just disappear?

Caroline Overington has closely followed the case of William Tyrrell’s disappearance since he vanished from his foster grandmother’s garden in 2014. This book is a
thorough examination of William’s life, the circumstances of his disappearance, the unsuccessful search for the little boy and the police investigation to keep the spotlight on this  heartbreaking mystery.


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