In the Dead of Winter

Break out in a cold sweat with authors Krissy Kneen, Lee Christine and Sarah Barrie as they talk about their chilling tales with Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President.

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Wintering (Text Publishing), the fourth novel by award-winning author Krissy Kneen, is the tale of Jessica Weir, a PhD researcher and freelance science writer, whose controlling partner Matthew mysteriously disappears in the Tasmanian forest, the 13th local man to go missing in that same way. Wintering was shortlisted for last year’s Davitt Awards.

 Charlotte Pass (Allen & Unwin), the latest novel by Lee Christine, is set in an isolated, snowed-in village in the Snowy Mountains where the bones of a young woman who disappeared in 1964 are discovered. Then, with Winterfest celebrations underway, a second murder takes place …

 Sarah Barrie’s latest novel, Deadman’s Track (HQ Fiction), features Tess Atherton. During a wild Tasmanian winter, Tess reluctantly guides a group of young hikers, which seems safer than remaining amid the violence that threatens them in Hobart. Little does she know that she has brought the danger with her … Meanwhile, Detective Senior Sergeant Jared Denham is closing in on a serial killer …

Three lucky ticket holders won a $150+ crime book pack, kindly donated by the publishers: Brooke McReynolds (Mackay, Qld), Mary Reid (East St Kilda, Victoria) and Mirna Cicioni (Brunswick, Vic).