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Candice Fox is at the top of her form in The Chase.

It is gripping from the first to the last line.

When 653 violent human beings pour out from Pronghorn Correctional Facility into the Nevada Desert, including serial killers from Death Row, the biggest manhunt in history begins. Death row supervisor Celine Osbourne turns fugitive hunter. Her mission? To catch John Kradle who is trying to prove his innocence, five years after being convicted of the murder of his wife and child. Celine is determined to catch him. She has very personal reasons for hating him – and she knows exactly where he’s heading.

Candice Fox

Candice Fox is one of Australia’s most acclaimed crime writers. Her first and second novels, Hades and Eden, won back-to-back Ned Kelly awards in 2014 and 2015. Her subsequent novels – Fall, Crimson Lake, Redemption Point and Gone by Midnight – were all shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award, and Crimson Lake is currently being adapted for television as Troppo.

She also collaborates with James Patterson and their first book Never Never set in the outback was an immediate international bestseller. Their later novels – Fifty Fifty, Liar Liar, Hush Hush and The Inn – have all been massive bestsellers across the world.

Interviewer Michael Duffy

Michael Duffy has worked for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Sun Herald as a reporter of crime and other urban issues, and is the author of a number of crime novels and true crime books including Drive ByThe Tower and Sydney Noir, written with Nick Hordern. His latest book World War Noir was published in 2019 and also co-authored with Nick Hordern. He co-founded the publishing company Duffy and Snellgrove. He is on the board of BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival which he founded with Denis Tracey.

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In our first podcast interview of 2022, podcast hosts Andy and Suzanne sat down with author of The Good Mother, Rae Cairns, and among other things Rae provided us with some really fantastic tips for writers looking to self publish!

Give it a listen and subscribe on Spotify and Google Podcasts for future eps: omny.fm/shows/bad-crime/an-unusual-pathway-to-publication-rae-cairns-debut
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Did you catch Episode 10 of the BAD Podcast?

In our first podcast interview of 2022, podcast hosts Andy and Suzanne sat down with author of The Good Mother, Rae Cairns, and among other things Rae provided us with some really fantastic tips for writers looking to self publish! 

Give it a listen and subscribe on Spotify and Google Podcasts for future eps: https://omny.fm/shows/bad-crime/an-unusual-pathway-to-publication-rae-cairns-debut

The Murder Rule is the first standalone thriller from Dervla McTiernan. Set in the US, a seemingly idealistic young lawyer passionate about reforming a corrupt system and saving an innocent man on death row has a dark hidden agenda.

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events.humanitix.com/dervla-mctiernan-in-conversation-the-murder-rule
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The Murder Rule is the first standalone thriller from Dervla McTiernan. Set in the US, a seemingly idealistic young lawyer passionate about reforming a corrupt system and saving an innocent man on death row has a dark hidden agenda. 

Don Winslow (who knows a thing or two about crime fic) describes The Murder Rule as ‘diabolically clever, highly compelling and deeply moving’, and who are we to disagree? Come and find out more in exactly one week, with Mctiernan in conversation with Suzanne Leal for BAD Online!
https://events.humanitix.com/dervla-mctiernan-in-conversation-the-murder-rule