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Fans of crime fiction, this is your night! Fremantle Press invites you to join us for a new online crime series: A Shot in the Dark - News

Fans of crime fiction, this is your night! Fremantle Press invites you to join us for a new online crime series: A Shot in the Dark

September 1, 2020

A Shot in the Dark brings both seasoned and debut Fremantle Press crime writers Alan Carter, Dave Warner, David Whish-Wilson and Alexander Thorpe right to your lounge room for a book club catch-up.

If you’ve been hanging out for next book in Alan’s award-winning Nick Chester series or David’s critically acclaimed Frank Swann series, if you’ve ever wished Sherlock Holmes was a real person or you love Golden Age detective fiction – then this is a book club you’ll want to be a part of.

Hosted by expert crime readers Fiona Stager from Avid Reader in Brisbane, Dani Vee from the Words and Nerds Podcast in Sydney, Jane Seaton from Beaufort Street Bookshop in Perth and Fiona Hardy of Readings Books in Melbourne, the book club will go live on the Fremantle Press Facebook page each month, starting this September with debut author Alexander Thorpe’s Death Leaves the Station and ending with Alan Carter’s Doom Creek in December.

Tickets to the Q&As are free. Secure your spot through the Facebook event page here.

SITD_DLTS Instagram5.30 pm AWST / 7.30 pm AEST on Wednesday 23 September 2020: A Shot in the Dark gets cosy as Jane Seaton of Beaufort Street Bookshop talks to Alexander Thorpe about Death Leaves the Station

Alexander’s novel, Death Leaves the Station, brings the cosy, country-house intrigue of crime fiction's Golden Age to the Australian wheatbelt, and was written for fans of classic mystery and detective fiction.

Alexander Thorpe says, ‘I’m thrilled to be a part of A Shot in the Dark – as a first-time novelist, it’s an incredible opportunity to learn from genre veterans, get to know readers and share ideas on the state of crime and mystery today. I'm also very curious to see how readers respond to Death Leaves the Station. In many ways, it follows the blueprint of a Golden-Age cosy mystery, but I had a lot of fun playing with and upending some of those classic conventions and expectations. I also drew inspiration from some family histories, so there’s a personal element to it, too. Working with Fremantle Press and seeing my book come to life has been incredible so far. I’m writing a follow-up now, so with any luck, this could be the start of something special.’

Tickets for the following events will be available soon so SAVE THE DATE and stay tuned for the next enewsletter announcement.

5.00 pm AWST / 8.00 pm AEST on Wednesday 7 October 2020:  A Shot in the Dark brings Sherlock Holmes in from the cold as Dani Vee of Words and Nerds Podcast talks to Dave Warner about Over My Dead Body

5.00 pm AWST / 8.00 pm AEST on Wednesday 4 November 2020: A Shot in the Dark goes hard-boiled as Fiona Hardy of Readings Books in  Melbourne talks to David Whish-Wilson about book four in the Frank Swann series, Shore Leave

5.00 pm AWST / 8.00 pm AEST on Wednesday 9 December 2020: A Shot in the Dark crosses the ditch, heading to New Zealand and Tassie when Fiona Stager of Avid Reader talks to Alan Carter about book two in the Nick Chester series, Doom Creek