Here is an unexpected treat from BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival to lift everyone’s spirits.

Until we can meet at the State Library in December, don’t miss four of the world’s top women crime writers talking about their brand new books online in exclusive interviews with BAD Sydney interviewers on Wednesdays at 6pm in September.

Start with Paula Hawkins on 8 September discussing her third book A Slow Fire Burning with Suzanne Leal. If you liked Girl on the Train, this is even better.

1979 is Queen of Crime Val McDermid’s first book in a new series featuring a young reporter in a tough Glasgow newsroom. Val started as a journalist in Glasgow so she knows what she’s writing from the inside.

From the US, comes Karin Slaughter’s nailbiting and gritty False Witness, her latest standalone story of two sisters who do something terrible as children which comes back to haunt and hunt them many years later. 

And at the end of the month Vera and Shetland creator, Ann Cleeves, is back to talk about The Heron’s Cry, her second Matthew Venn book set in North Devon, which will be on our screens soon.

WEEK TWO – Wednesday 15 September
Val McDermid in conversation with Sue Turnbull

WEEK THREE – Wednesday 22 September
Karin Slaughter in conversation with Andy Muir

WEEK FOUR – Wednesday 29 September
Ann Cleeves in conversation with Sue Turnbull

BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

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WEEK FOUR

WEEK FOUR

THE HERON’S CRY

WEDNESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 6PM

As part of BAD September International, BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival presents Sue Turnbull in conversation with Ann Cleeves about her second book in the Matthew Venn series.

Speaker: Ann Cleeves

Facilitator: Sue Turnbull

WEEK THREE

WEEK THREE

False Witness

WEDNESDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 6PM

As part of BAD September International, BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival presents Andy Muir in conversation with Karin Slaughter about her brand-new gripping standalone book False Witness.

Speaker: Karin Slaughter

Facilitator: Andy Muir

WEEK TWO

WEEK TWO

1979

WEDNESDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 6PM

As part of BAD September International, BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival presents Sue Turnbull in conversation with best-selling and much-loved Queen of Crime Val McDermid about the first book in a brand new series.

Speaker: Val McDermid

Facilitator: Sue Turnbull

WEEK ONE

WEEK ONE

A SLOW FIRE BURNING

WEDNESDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 6PM

BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival presents Paula Hawkins in conversation with Suzanne Leal about Paula’s latest bestseller A slow fire burning, in which long-smouldering secrets finally burst into flame and result in murder.

Speaker: Paula Hawkins

Facilitator: Suzanne Leal

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