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Digging Up Dirt: Pamela Hart dishes it Up

September 30 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

$10 Must register to get the Zoom link.

Join Pamela Hart and broadcast journalist Whitney Fitzsimmons as they discuss murder, Sydney’s property market, her latest book Digging up Dirt, and the merits of fruit cake and a cup of tea.

Renovations are hell. And that’s before you find the body beneath the floorboards.

When your builder finds bones under the floor of your heritage home, what do you do? For TV researcher Poppy McGowan, the first step is to find out if the bones are human (which means calling in the cops and delaying her renovations) or animal (which doesn’t).

Unfortunately, ‘help’ comes in the form of Dr Julieanne Weaver, archaeologist, political hopeful, and Poppy’s old enemy. She declares the bones evidence of a rare breed of fat-tailed sheep, and slaps a heritage order on the site. The resultant archaeological dig introduces Poppy to Tol Lang, the best-looking archaeologist she’s ever met – and also Julieanne’s boyfriend.

When Julieanne is found murdered in Poppy’s house, both she and the increasingly attractive Tol are considered suspects – and so Poppy uses her media contacts and news savvy to investigate other suspects. Did Julieanne have enemies in the right-wing Australian Family Party, for which she was seeking preselection, or in the affiliated Radiant Joy Church? Or at the Museum of New South Wales, among her rivals and ex-boyfriends? And who was her secret lover?

Can Poppy save herself, and Tol … and finally get her house back?

About Pamela Hart

Pamela Hart is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than 35 books. She writes the Poppy McGowan mystery series. The first in the series is Digging up Dirt (HQ Fiction). She also writes historical novels. The Charleston Scandal is her most recent historical story, set in 1920’s London. As Pamela Freeman, she is well-known as a beloved children’s author and fantasy writer. Her most recent children’s book is a non-fiction picture book, Dry to Dry: The Seasons of Kakadu. Her adult fantasy series, The Castings Trilogy, ended with the award-winning Ember and Ash.