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Thu, 21/09/2017 - 6:30pm

Meet the author: Karen M. Davis

Thursday, 21 September 2017

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Library Theatrette

Karen Davis is a former New South Wales police officer, starting her twenty year career as a uniform officer on the streets of Sydney. She later became a detective and undercover operative, investigating organised crime and the bikie underworld. Karen will share her experience with the police, her struggles and management of Post-traumatic stress disorder and how she became a crime fiction author. These experiences have inspired her latest novel Fatal Mistake.



Free. Bookings essential at eventbrite.com.au



There will be a Q&A session after the talk. Light refreshments will be provided.

Books available for sale and signing at the event.

Free parking for first 2 hours when you validate your ticket.

Fri, 29/09/2017 - 8:00pm

Authors Sulari Gentill, Sarah Schmidt and Megan Goldin debate unreliable narrators, the blurring of truth and fiction and much more w ith Robyn Walton

Sun, 08/10/2017 - 10:30am

Rural crime writers Sue Williams and Sandi Wallace are among a cast of ten authors talking about their books and writing at this year’s Coal Creek Literary Festival.

At 11.30-12.15pm, Sue and Sandi will be chatting about their latest releases—the second books in their respective series—and penning crime stories.

Sandi will also be part of the panel discussion at 4.15-5.00pm, which will be followed by drinks and conversation in the foyer.

Sue and Sandi’s books will be available for sale and signing on the day. Check out the website for more information and the full line-up of authors, and come along to this fabulous event. www.coalcreekliteraryfestival.com

Sue Williams: Dead Men Don’t Order Flake is Sue’s comedy-crime novel starring Rusty Bore’s not-quite-licensed private detective and takeaway owner, Cass Tuplin, with a man returning from the dead and murder at its heart. It is the follow-up to Sue’s debut novel, Murder with the Lot, shortlisted for the 2013 Ned Kelly Awards Best First Fiction. Dead Men Don’t Order Flake was released in 2016 to excellent reviews, including, “[A] finely wrought and highly amusing crime novel…Williams has created a wonderful new series in the comedy crime genre.”—Australian 

Sandi Wallace: Sandi’s rural crime thriller, Dead Again, sees Melbourne journalist Georgie Harvey and Daylesford cop John Franklin back in conflict when her assignment in wildfire-ravaged Bullock and a crime spree in Daylesford connect. Dead Again was released in April 2017 and B. Michael Radburn, author of The Falls, said: “Sandi Wallace has mastered rural crime,” while Jaye Ford, author of Darkest Place dubbed it: “A gripping twist on the bushfire threat all Australians live with.” It follows Sandi’s debut novel, Tell Me Why, winner of the 2015 Davitt Award Readers’ Choice.