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Who Would Kill for a Heathcote Shiraz? 

Local Bendigo novelist, Colin King, wove a gripping tale in his debut novel “A Vintage Death”, published in 2013. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Bendigo / Heathcote area, the story unfolds around Detective Sergeant Rory James—a seasoned investigator just back from stress leave. Assigned to a cold case, Rory steps into a Heathcote winery to interview the woman who stumbled upon a lifeless body 14 years ago. But fate has a cruel twist: this morning, she discovered another corpse. 

Synchronicity has transformed this brilliant novel into an electrifying stage play. The play premieres in August 2024 at The Engine Room.  

The play deftly shuttles between three timelines: the present-day death, the mysterious demise from fourteen years back, and the frenzied 1860s gold rush. Were these fatalities mere accidents, or were they both orchestrated acts of murder?  

Join us for a thrilling journey where intrigue, passion, and a Heathcote Shiraz converge under the theatrical spotlight. 

Our thanks go to The Ulumbarra Foundation, who are generously supporting the production. 

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