Thursday, April 16, 2015

Upcoming Event: Murder in the Library

The Ngaio Marsh Award, in association with the New Zealand Book Council, invites booklovers to a thrilling event featuring three talented local writers.

Crime fiction has evolved from puzzling whodunits to the modern social novel. But how do writers balance insights into issues – like the corruption that speckles human history – with delivering page-turning entertainment?

Ben Atkins, Dinah Holman, and Ben Sanders discuss how they explore real-life themes via fictional tales, the life of an author, and why they love crime fiction. Craig Sisterson directs traffic and provides spoiler warnings.

WHEN:         Wednesday, 6 May 2015
WHERE:       Takapuna Library, 9 The Strand
WHEN:         6pm for light refreshments, 6.30pm panel discussion

Entry:           $5 public, $3 for Friends of the Library
RSVP:            Helen Woodhouse, (09) 890 4903 or 

Ben Atkins’ DROWNING CITY has been hailed as an “extraordinary debut” (North & South) and “thoughtful, evocative, unsettling” (The Dominion Post).

Dinah Holman’s A HISTORY OF CRIME: THE SOUTHERN DOUBLE-CROSS is an “ingenious first novel” delving into Victorian-era New Zealand (Radio NZ)

Ben Sanders is a #1 New Zealand fiction bestseller whose upcoming thriller, AMERICAN BLOOD, has been optioned for film adaptation by Warner Bros. 

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