Poison Ivy – Book Launch with Stella Kinsella

Join local comedian and film maker Stella Kinsella for the launch of her debut crime thriller about murder, theft, secrets and pudding set entirely within the Williamstown barrio.
18 Jun 2017
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Chamber

Poison Ivy – Book Launch with Stella Kinsella

Ivy Mason.  Forty.  Female flâneur.   A representative of an unofficial emerging class of post modern women- indelibly single, highly educated and unlikely to breed.A solo life has never been a problem for Ivy but when her neighbour, and unlikely best friend, Audrey, is rehoused at the local retirement village for indefinite respite, Ivy is surprised by her burgeoning loyalty. Taking care of Audrey’s neurotic Dalmatian shreds Ivy’s very private world as does her frequent visits to Audrey’s new residence to maintain the old lady’s illicit medicinal marijuana habit. Sprung by the night nurse, Ivy finds herself coerced by an understaffed and highly stressed manager into taking on a temporary volunteer role, just as a violent crime spree implodes the usually beige world of Meadowville Retirement Village.  Murder, theft, secrets and pudding. While Ivy uses her new, if reluctant, role as Social Director to search for metaphorical skeletons in very real cupboards, she becomes inveigled into a community of unexpectedly stimulating old women. Mining their memories for their wartime service, she connects their dotty anecdotes to reveal something is indeed rotten inside the walls of Meadowville.

Poison Ivy is a history-mystery with a contemporary spin: a funny whodunit full of wry, social observations and a strong sense of suburban geography. Join local writer, comedian and film maker Stella Kinsella for the launch of her debut work. is a history-mystery with a contemporary spin: a funny whodunit full of wry, social observations and a strong sense of suburban geography. Join local writer, comedian and film maker Stella Kinsella for the launch of her debut work.

This is a free event.  Please RSVP to:  stella@stellavision.com.au

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