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Fremantle Press's free online series A Shot in the Dark is back for a second season of thrilling new crime reads presented by the people who wrote them - News

Fremantle Press's free online series A Shot in the Dark is back for a second season of thrilling new crime reads presented by the people who wrote them

July 2, 2021

Round up your book clubs, switch off Netflix and get set to tune in to the 2021 A Shot in the Dark series. Fremantle Press has a smorgasbord of new and established crime writers to stream live into the comfort of your living room.

This year you can sink your teeth into some cosy crime with Fromage by Sally Scott, or dip your toes into rural noir with The River Mouth by Karen Herbert. Don your joggers for the pacy, suspenseful page-turner Private Prosecution by Lisa Ellery, and get set to jet with the police procedural / spy thriller that is Crocodile Tears by Alan Carter. The series will start with Zoe Deleuil, who will join us live from Berlin to discuss her critically acclaimed psychological thriller, The Night Village. Once again, this year we’ve teamed up with a brilliant bunch of book lovers to host our sessions, including Dani Vee, the host of Words and Nerds podcast in Sydney, Fiona Stager from Avid Reader bookshop in Brisbane, Craig Kirchner from Abbey’s Bookshop in Sydney, Fiona Hardy of Readings Books in Melbourne and Jane Seaton from Beaufort Street Books in Perth.

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

5.30 pm AWST / 7.30 pm AEST on Wednesday 28 July 2021: A Shot in the Dark gets hearts racing as author Zoe Deleuil chats to Dani Vee of Words and Nerds podcast ahead of the release of her debut novel, The Night Village.

Zoe’s novel, The Night Village, was previously shortlisted for the City of Fremantle Hungerford Award (2018). It’s a riveting thriller about a new mum fighting sleep deprivation and a rising sense of unease about an unwelcome house guest.

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5.30 pm AWST / 7.30 pm AEST on Wednesday 18 August 2021: A Shot in the Dark hits its stride with Fiona Stager of Avid Reader bookshop in Brisbane as she talks to Lisa Ellery about Private Prosecution.

5.30 pm AWST / 7.30 pm AEST on Wednesday 8 September 2021: A Shot in the Dark gets cheesy with Fiona Hardy of Readings Books in Melbourne as she chats to Sally Scott about her book, Fromage.

5 pm AWST / 8 pm AEDT Wednesday 6 October 2021: A Shot in the Dark wades into The River Mouth as author Karen Herbert discusses her debut novel with Jane Seaton of Beaufort Street Books in Perth.

5 pm AWST / 8 pm AEDT Wednesday 17 November 2021: A Shot in the Dark celebrates the final instalment in the Cato Kwong series, Crocodile Tears, with Alan Carter and Craig Kirchner from Abbey’s Bookshop in Sydney.