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Open invitation: Castlemaine launch of A Body of Work by Janice Simpson (Hybrid Publishers)

December 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Castlemaine-based crime writer, Annie Hauxwell, will launch A Body of Work after an in-conversation with author Janice Simpson on Thursday 6 December, 5 for 5.30pm, Castlemaine Library, 212 Barker St, Castlemaine. 

A Body of Work, Simpson’s contemporary crime novel set in Melbourne and Ballarat, tells the story of socialite and author Deborah Dangerfield’s murder at a Melbourne arts festival, and the subsequent police investigation which uncovers not only the murderer, but political corruption, organised crime and the damage done in dysfunctional families.’

Janice Simpson lives in Maryborough in Victoria’s  Central Highlands where she is trying to finish her PhD in creative practice as well as the second novel in the O’Leary-Micelli series. Simpson is a former national co-convenor of Sisters in Crime.  A Body of Work  is the first in the series of crime novels set around major Victorian events. Simpson is currently writing one set at the Australian Open and is planning others around the Spring Racing Carnival, the Grand Final, and the Great Victorian Bike Ride. https://www.hybridpublishers.com.au/product/a-body-of-work/of Work

A resident of Castlemaine for more than twenty years, Annie  Hauxwell is a former lawyer and the author of four thrillers in the series featuring  Catherine Berlin, a London-based  investigator with a financial regulator and registered heroin addict. London-born Annie combines work as an investigator with writing and commutes between Castlemaine and the UK.

In 1994, Annie  came second to Cate Kennedy in Sisters in Crime’s first Scarlet Stiletto Awards . (The awards celebrate their 25th anniversary on 24 November.)



Free and everyone welcome but please RSVP to Janice Simpson by Tuesday 4 December: janicesimpson@hotmail.com

Media enquiries: Carmel Shute, Shute the Messenger, 0412 569 356carmel@shute-the-messenger.com


December 6, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Castlemaine Library
212 Barker St.,
Castlemaine, VIC 3450 Australia
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