BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival:
1 - 5 November 2023


BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival presents Charlie Donlea in conversation with Andy Muir about Twenty Years Later, Charlie’s exciting new novel revisiting a murder unsolved since the 9/11 attacks.

In this gripping story, the New York medical examiner’s office makes its first successful identification of a 9/11 victim in years. At the time of her death Victoria Ford stood accused of a brutal murder. Now, twenty years after the investigation was abandoned, her sister persuades successful TV news host Avery Mason to investigate the truth behind the gruesome killing and prove Victoria’s innocence. But Avery has her own dark secrets…

Charlie Donlea

Charlie Donlea read his first novel (The Firm by John Grisham) at the age of twenty. Today he is the bestselling author of Summit LakeThe Girl Who Was TakenDon’t Believe It,  Some Choose Darkness and The Suicide House. Charlie has been describes as a ‘bold new writer… on his way to becoming a major figure in the world of suspense’. The New York Times praises his talent for writing and ending that ‘makes your jaw drop’.  He was born and raised in Chicago, where he lives with his wife and two young children. 

Andy Muir

Andy Muir is the author of three crime novels including ‘Hiding to Nothing’ which was nominated for a Ned Kelly Award for best debut. He is also a successful screenwriter and story researcher, having been a key member of the creative team involved with the Underbelly television franchise. Currently studying a Masters in Museum and Heritage Studies at the University of Sydney, Andy is also an industry mentor, educator and public speaker.

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