Sunday, May 8, 2016

Murder in the Library - Nelson - 14 July



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

As crime writing has evolved from puzzle-like mysteries to novels delving deeply into people and places, it has continued to be the world’s most popular form of storytelling. But just what makes the genre so fascinating?

Auckland author Ben Sanders, whose latest novel is in the running for the 2016 Ngaio Marsh Awards, will be joined by two acclaimed Top of the South thriller writers, Alan Carter and Mike Ponder, to discuss crafting great characters and how they blend page-turning plotlines with real-life themes. Stella Chrysostomou of Page & Blackmore will cross-examine the authors and keep the peace.

WHEN: Thursday, 14 July 2016
WHERE: Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street, Nelson
WHEN: 6.15pm for a 6.30pm panel discussion

Pick up your free tickets from any of the Nelson Libraries, or Page & Blackmore Booksellers, or e-mail library@ncc.govt.nz to reserve your tickets and pick them up prior to the evening.

The Nelson Murder in the Library event is part of a number of crime fiction-themed events at Nelson Libraries in July, including 'Solve Our Murder Mystery!', 'Meet the Police Dog', children's holiday activities, a lunchtime talk with Alan Carter, and voting on the Best of the Ngaios.

You can vote for your favorite Ngaio Marsh Award winner here.

Alan Carter won a Ned Kelly Award for his debut crime novel PRIME CUT, starring an Asian-Australian detective in Perth. His latest book in that series is BAD SEED, and he’s now working on a mystery set in the Top of the South.

Acclaimed Marlborough artist, cattle breeder, and winemaker Mike Ponder has written books about several of his passions. He has also published two exciting conspiracy thrillers in a planned trilogy. His latest is FOUR KINGS.

Sanders' AMERICAN BLOOD "cements the arrival of a major crime talent" (New Zealand Herald). His debut THE FALLEN was a #1 New Zealand bestseller, and he’s now under contract with a major New York publisher.

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