I will be appearing on a panel of authors at the event, ‘Different Times, Different Places – But Still Murder’ organised by the Sisters and Crime Inc on Friday 1 September. Here’s what you need to know to be part of the action.
DIFFERENT TIMES, DIFFERENT PLACES – BUT STILL MURDER Dr Sue Turnbull explores the frontiers of crime fiction with authors Angela Savage, Joy Dettman and Paddy O’Reilly. Angela Savage’s debut novel, Behind the Night Bazaar (Text), introduces ex-pat PI, Jayne Keeney, who gets caught up in a murder mystery involving tacky glamour of the Thailand’s clubs and bars, arrogant expats, corrupt officials, AIDS & the sex industry. Based on a short story which won 3rd prize in Sisters in Crime’s Scarlet Stiletto Awards in 1998, the book won the 2004 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript.
Paddy O’Reilly is a multi-award winning fiction and screenplay writer based in Melbourne, Australia. She has won The Age, the Judah Waten, the My Brother Jack, the Greater Dandenong and other major national short story prizes. In her unusual crime novel, The Factory (Australian Scholarly Publications), Hilde, an Australian student, goes to Japan to research The Factory, an arts colony that formed then collapsed twenty years ago. When The Factory starts up again, she’s drawn into a complex intrigue of love, betrayal, revenge and murder.
Joy Dettman has written seven acclaimed novels and won several awards for her short stories. One Sunday involves the murder of a young bride in 1929 in Mollison, a small Australian town rent by anti-German sentiment and the traumatic legacies of the Great War.Friday 1 September, 8pm St Kilda Bowling Club, 66 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda (opposite George Cinema Mel A9, near park). $10/ $5 members/conc.
Dinner from 6.30 pm, Cleopatra’s, 157 Fitzroy St. (Opposite park $25 for glass of wine + share of platter of yummy Lebanese food).
10% discount for members from Chronicles Bookshop.
Bookings for event not necessary. If you’d like to join in the dinner, please ring Vivienne Colmer on 9525 0301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org More info: Sisters in Crime