Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Getting Murderous in Takapuna

The Ngaio Marsh Awards, in association with Auckland Libraries and the New Zealand Book Council, invites booklovers to an event featuring three talented Auckland writers. 

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

2017 Ngaio Marsh Awards entrants Jennifer Barraclough, Gordon Ell, and Robert Glancy discuss creating characters, how they explore real-life themes through fictional tales, the impact of setting, and what drew them to crime writing. Sarah Ell prosecutes the offenders.

WHEN: Wednesday 19 May 2017
WHERE: Takapuna Library, 9 The Strand
WHEN: 6pm for light refreshments, 6.30pm panel discussion

RSVP: Helen Woodhouse, (09) 890 4903 or helen.woodhouse@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
Entry: by koha.

Jennifer Barraclough is a British doctor who immigrated to New Zealand in 2000. She has interests in psychology and natural remedies, and writes about a diverse range of topics. Her novel UNFAITHFUL UNTO DEATH is a light-hearted mystery in a medical setting.

Gordon Ell is an author, photographer, and publisher of a broad range of books about New Zealand's natural and historic heritage. THE ICE SHROUD, a murder mystery set in the scenic countryside near Queenstown, is his first novel.

Robert Glancy was born in Zambia and raised in Malawi. His second novel, PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB, delves into the parallels between corrupt dictatorship and modern PR spin in distracting the public with showmanship.

Books will be available for purchase and author signing courtesy of Glenfield Paper Plus.

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