Lovers of crime fiction will get two chances to catch up with award-winning author Alan Carter in Western Australia this month as he introduces a new book and a new character. Alan will be a guest at the seventeenth Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster in the Kimberley before appearing at Beaufort Street Books in Mt Lawley.
Punters can join Alan for a feast of food and storytelling at the Kununurra Country Club Resort on Tuesday 23 May, where he will read from his upcoming novel, Marlborough Man , and talk about the inspiration behind his books. Then on Thursday 25 May Alan will be in Perth to join crime aficionado and respected bookseller Geraldine Blake for an In Conversation session about his latest crime-solving character, Nick Chester.
Alan Carter is the author of the award-winning Cato Kwong detective series, which was shortlisted for the international Debut Dagger award and won Australia’s Ned Kelly Award for Best First Novel. His books have been published in the UK, USA, Germany, France and Spain.
Marlborough Man marks the start of a new crime series set against the dramatic landscape of New Zealand’s Marlborough Sounds. It is a gripping story about the hunter and the hunted, and about what happens when evil takes hold in a small town.
Tickets to the Ord Valley Muster’s literary lunch are $55 and include a two-course lunch with complimentary beer, wine or bubbles on arrival. To book call the Kununurra Visitor Centre on (08) 9168 1177. For more information visit the Kimberley Writers Festival event page or the WritingWA Facebook page.
Tickets to the In Conversation with Alan Carter are $8.50 and include wine and cheese. Bookings are via the Beaufort Street Books website.
Marlborough Man will be on sale in all good bookstores from 1 June.