Crime after Crime

Great excitement! Here, on the far side of the world, we rarely get to see and hear famous authors. But yesterday I went to an evening (well a little over an hour) with three very well-known authors.

Sitting on couches on stage, looking as relaxed as if they were sitting in a friend’s house, chatting with other friends. And it quickly became apparent that although these people lived far apart, Val McDiarmid in Scotland, Michael Robotham in Australia and JP Pomare in NZ, they were immediately comfortable with each other.

For those of us in the packed house/audience, it was fascinating. Sorry, I don’t know the name of the facilitator, but really his presence was hardly needed. These three authors absolutely fed off each other, keeping the audience enthralled for the whole time. Hardly a cough was heard. Unfortunately, as I had ordered a cab to take me home, I had to leave just as the questions were starting to get interesting.

And the icing on the cake? This morning on National Radio (our add-free radio) Kathryn Ryan interviewed the three authors. Listen to the interviews here.

Of course, both Val Mac Diarmid and Michael Robotham are authors well known to me, but JP Pomare is an unknown. Today I went to the library and picked up a copy of his second book In The Clearing.

JB Wellington NZ
September 12, 2022
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