Monday, March 11, 2013
Crime in small-town New Zealand
An Evening with Joanne Drayton
When Thursday, 21 March, 18:00 – 19:30
Where Dannevirke Library, 1 Station Street, Dannevirke
Gold Coin Donation
Following the 1994 release of Peter Jackson’s blockbusting film ‘Heavenly Creatures’ about the sensational 1954 Parker-Hulme murders, celebrated crime writer Anne Perry, with worldwide sales of over 25 million books, was outed as Juliet Hulme.
Life would never be the same for Anne. Her unmasking caused deeper analysis of her writing, revealing her novels as more than simple crime stories; spiritual and philosophical complexities thread the way through Anne Perry’s works and the characters she creates. Was Anne, in fact, revealing more about herself in the characters she was creating?
Acclaimed biographer Joanne Drayton took on the challenge of exploring Anne Perry’s writing to uncover her world view, and her compulsion to write.
The famously private Perry agreed to be comprehensively interviewed for the book and has allowed Joanne unparalleled access to her friends, relatives, colleagues and archives. The result is a compelling read with revelations that will resonate with the reader long after the final page.