Friday, November 6, 2009

Book Launch for CONTAINMENT

Dunedin gets another crime fiction event this month, with the official launch of talented local crime writer Vanda Symon's third Sam Shephard novel, CONTAINMENT, at the University Book Shop on 24 November 2009.

Vanda Symon's third novel features the feisty young policewoman Sam Shephard who was the central character in her two previous books OVERKILL and THE RINGMASTER (click on the titles for my review of these earlier books).

In CONTAINMENT, Sam is training as a detective at Dunedin Central when she’s assigned to investigate what seems to be a routine diving accident off the Otago coast. But the forensics reveal that the man didn’t die from drowning; and that the body was stuffed in its wetsuit after death. Perhaps there is a connection with another case Sam is involved with – citizens of Dunedin pillaging the wreckage of a container ship at the entrance to Otago Harbour?

I was fortunate enough to read an advance copy of CONTAINMENT, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I will be writing a review of it for a few publications, and will post links here as and when they are published. It's a very good crime novel, that I happily recommend to my friends, especially those who like female crime fiction heroines with a fair bit of personality.

The official information re: the book launch is included below:

Penguin NZ and the University Book Shop invite you to the launch of -
CONTAINMENT by Vanda Symon
Tuesday 24 November 2009
University Book Shop
378 Great King StreetDunedin
Please RSVP to Vanda Symon on or
Tel: (03) 453 5371

Hopefully plenty of Southerners will head along, and help support some great local crime writing! For those of us not in Dunedin, hopefully Vanda will be doing some other events elsewhere too. In the meantime, I recommend going out and buying the book, as soon as it becomes available.

1 comment:

  1. hey vanda im in invercargill and working so can not get to duners. Gerr ARe u coming down to invercargill or winton at all? i would love to meet you and get my books signed :) Your books are so great. I only read your books. i cant stop re reading them. Fiona (03 2360605)