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Author Panel: Murder in the Library

Update to event information:

Unfortunately Ian Clark and Suzanne Singleton have had to withdraw from this Thursday’s ‘Murder at the Library’ author event. However, we are very pleased to announce that #1 bestselling author Julie Thomas (BLOOD, WINE & CHOCOLATE, RACHEL'S LEGACY, THE KEEPER OF SECRETS) has agreed to attend the event. Julie is a brilliant and popular New Zealand author and we are very excited to have her!


The Ngaio Marsh Awards, in association with the New Zealand Book Council and Tauranga City Libraries, invites booklovers to an event featuring three talented crime writers. 

2017 Ngaio Marsh Awards entrant Neil Coleman is joined by Ian Clarke and Suzanne Singleton to discuss what drove them all to become novelists, and how they create interesting characters, craft page-turning storylines, and are inspired by living in regional New Zealand. ARTbop Literary Editor Marcus Hobson will adjudicate proceedings and prosecute the offenders. 

When: Thursday, 8 June at 5.30pm 
Where: Tauranga City Library

This is a free event. Drinks provided. 

Phone 577-7177 or email if you’d like to come along.

Ian Clarke was born and raised in India and worked in the British shipping industry before immigrating to New Zealand in the 1980s. He’s the former Treasurer of Tauranga Writers, a retired maritime safety inspector, and has blended his background into three crime novels. 
Neil Coleman worked for many years as a high school guidance counsellor in South Auckland. He now lives in Thames. He is the author of two novels, ROSKILL, a story of a family torn apart by P, and TALK TO ME, a crime tale set in the world of talkback radio. 
Suzanne Singleton is a former teacher, psychologist, and past President of Tauranga Writers. She’s published short stories, a children’s book, and murder mystery THE KONEKE, “a tale of deception and intrigue which brings alive moment’s of New Zealand’s past”.

Marcus Hobson is Literary Editor of ARTbop and Secretary of Tauranga Writers. He worked as an economist in Africa and in finance in Auckland, before moving to the Bay of Plenty. He is a writer and reviewer, and is working on a crime novel and a war-time historical novel.

Published: Monday, 08 May 2017 15:00 by Tauranga City Council

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