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Small Town Thrills

Fri 9 Sep, 12pm

Small towns aren’t always what they seem. Beneath the idyll of even the sleepiest communities can lurk long-simmering tensions and tightly held secrets that make them perfect settings for suspenseful crime fiction. Award-winning prolific novelist JP Pomare (The Wrong Woman) and Banjo Prize–winning debut author Dinuka McKenzie (The Torrent) come together to discuss why small towns make such irresistible backdrops for mystery and murder, especially in Australia, where the tyrannies of distance and weather extremes can turn the screws of a plot even tighter still. They speak with broadcaster Fi Wright (The Breakfasters).

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