Bewrite Books have recently released Brian's 3rd novel - Bloody Ham - http://www.austcrimefiction.org/node/2991
For lovers of the traditional English style of cosy novel - this time with an Australian central protaganist - all of Brian's books should be of great interest to you. If you've been lucky enough to read Bloody Ham - let us know what you thought.
I actually went out and bought two of Sarah Rayne's books recently - Spider Light is the latest of her books that I read for review a while ago and loved it - so I'm looking forward to seeing what these two are like.
Our final weekend covered 3 panels that we were particularly keen to attend.
Friday was a BIIIGGG day at the festival for us.
We started off at the dreaded 10.30am again - next year I swear I'll be resisting this getting up at sparrow's behaviour!
Anyway - A Touch of Class was first with Malcolm Knox, Deborah Robertson (Australian authors) and John Ajvide Lindqvist - where they talked about the influence of class in society and how it was portrayed in their books - very interesting comparisons between their three books.
Today was to be Kerrie and Bob's last day at the festival - they were returning to Adelaide in the morning, so combine that with the very late night before after the Ned Kelly awards and it was a slightly bedraggled group that staggered in for the 10.30am Panel - Unconditional Love.
As was the case in 2006, the Ned Kelly's were distributed as part of ongoing events at the MWF - in the Festival Tent, chaired by the FABULOUS Jane Clifton.
I'm posting this blog nearly a week after the event - so you'll have to excuse me if some of the details are a little blurred - there were a lot of drinks between then and now.
Anyway - the night started off with a debate as is the wont of these nights - the topic for this year was (according to the table notes) "That in crime fiction, the crime itself is rarely the most important thing".
New authors 101 - or how to get through a writers festival without sobbing in a corner!
Or one I'd rush out and buy - Behavioural Tips for Fans at Festivals (how not to frighten the poor bugger half to death).