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Sisters in Crime NSW: Chasing Killers: Candice Fox in conversation with Sue Turnbull

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

$9 – $12

Sisters in Crime NSW is back with two of its brightest stars. Join the impossibly entertaining Candice Fox and the impossibly well-informed Sue Turnbull in person at Gleebooks, as they re-launch Sisters in Crime NSW and talk about Candice’s new book, The Chase (Penguin).

Like her 2020 novel, Gathering Dark, The Chase is set in the USA: When more than 600 of the world’s most violent human beings pour out from Pronghorn Correctional Facility into the Nevada Desert, the biggest manhunt in US history begins. For John Kradle, this is his one chance to prove his innocence, five years after the murder of his wife and child. He just needs to stay one step ahead of the teams of law enforcement officers he knows will be chasing down the escapees.

Death row supervisor turned fugitive-hunter Celine Osbourne is single-minded in her mission to catch Kradle. She has very personal reasons for hating him – and she knows exactly where he’s heading . . .

Candice Fox won back-to-back Ned Kelly Awarda for Hades, her debut novel, and the sequel, Eden. Her subsequent novels – FallCrimson LakeRedemption Point and Gone by Midnight – were all shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award.

In 2015 Candice began collaborating with James Patterson. Their first novel together, Never Never, set in the vast Australian outback, was a huge bestseller in Australia and went straight to number one on the New York Times bestseller list in the US, and also to the top of the charts in the UK. Their later novels – Fifty FiftyLiar LiarHush Hush and The Inn – have all been massive bestsellers across the world.

 

Sue Turnbull headshotSue Turnbull is Senior Professor of Communication and Media at the University of Wollongong. Her publications include The TV Crime Drama (Edinburgh University Press, 2014) and European Television Crime Drama and Beyond, co-edited with Kim Toft Hansen and Steven Peacock (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). Current projects include ‘Border Crossings: The transnational career of the TV crime drama’. This project, funded by the Australian Research Council, took Sue to Denmark, where she joined international colleagues investigating ‘What Makes Danish TV Series Travel’, and to Iceland, where she researched the history of Icelandic TV crime drama. Sue reviews crime fiction for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age; is on the board of BAD: Sydney Crime Writers Festival; and is an Ambassador for Sisters in Crime.

Sisters in Crime has been inspiring women crime writers and readers for 30 years but it’s not been active recently in NSW so come to is first live event, have a drink and enjoy the company of other crime lovers.

Wednesday  21 April –  6 pm for a 6.30 start

Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe

Tickets $12 including drinks and nibbles. Concessions $9.  Gleeclub members free but bookings essential for all.