Friday, May 12, 2017

Murder in the Library - Greytown - Sat 27 May

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

2017 Ngaio Marsh Awards entrants Cat Connor and Jude Knight will be in discussion with 2013 Ngaio Marsh Award winner Paul Thomas, the 'Godfather of New Zealand Crime Writing', about what they love about crime and mystery stories, and how they create compelling characters, evoke vivid fictional worlds, and blend real-life issues into page-turning plotlines.

WHEN: Saturday 27 May 2017
WHERE: Greytown Library, 89-91 Main Street, Greytown
WHEN: 3pm

This is a free event.

Cat Connor lives in Upper Hutt and is the author of the‘byte’ series starring headstrong and highly skilled FBI Special Agent Ellie Conway. The series was initially inspired by Cat receiving online death threats when she ran a poetry chat room. Her novels have been described as “fast-paced techno-thrillers with black humour, likable protagonists, and full of twists and turns”.

Jude Knight is a Featherston author who worked for thirty years in commercial writing, editing, and publishing. She now writes historical romances, romantic mysteries, and romantic thrillers. She has published five novels, as well as several novellas and a collection of short stories. Jude's romantic mystery REVEALED IN MIST is entered in the 2017 Ngaio Marsh Awards.

Paul Thomas lives in Martinborough and is an award-winning columnist, novelist, and sports biographer. He has written sports biographies with cricketer John Wright, former All Blacks coach John Hart, and All Blacks John Kirwan and Tana Umaga, and Paul's groundbreaking series of Tito Ihaka crime novels has won both the Ned Kelly Award in Australia and the Ngaio Marsh Award.

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