Eugowra the perfect setting for a “Whodunit”

Want to write a Whodunit? Eugowra is one of NSW's best settings for the genre.
Want to write a Whodunit? Eugowra is one of NSW's best settings for the genre.

Eugowra was shortlisted this month as the best town in NSW in which to set a Whodunit mystery.

Eugowra for its gossip, bushranger past and an iconic pub.

Jordan Mitchell

In a competition being run by Writing NSW, Broken Hill was the eventual winner.

Sean O’Leary put in the submission for Broken Hill. He has won with these words:

“People drift into this harsh, red earth town in the middle of nowhere from all over Australia seeking a new start, but what are the secrets they leave behind and how will these secrets impact the people of Broken Hill?”

Gol Gol, Murwillumbah, Dunedoo and and Millthorpe were  also shortlisted as the best Whodunit settings.

Jordan Mitchell’s submission for Eugowra said the town was perfect setting “for its gossip, bushranger past and an iconic pub whose memory remains long after it was mysteriously razed”. 

Writing NSW are celebrating their branding launch with a competition being held each week over six weeks asking for the best towns in NSW to use as settings for various kinds of stories.

Eugowra's Fat Lamb Hotel was destroyed by fire on October 22, 2012.

Eugowra's Fat Lamb Hotel was destroyed by fire on October 22, 2012.

A selection of books by local writers will be awarded to the winning entry each week, with favourite submissions to be shared on social media.

Enter this week’s competition via https://writingnsw.org.au/writing-nsw-towns-competition/