The much anticipated and long awaited follow up to The Old School, due to be released at the end of February - but I have zero impulse control sometimes. The initial book in this series was extremely promising, and having now got stuck into this one, it's boding very very well.
From the Blurb:
On the inside, Detective Nhu 'Ned' Kelly is a mess. Stitched up after being shot, her brain's taking even longer to heal than her body. On the outside, though, she's perfect, at least as far as the top brass are concerned. Cabramatta is riding high on the new 'Asian crime wave', a nightmare of heroin, home invasions, and hits of all kinds, and the cops need a way into the world of teenaged dealers and assassins.
Faber Academy are holding a one day interactive workshop on crime writing at the Allen & Unwin Sydney office on Saturday 10 November.
TROUBLESHOOTING CRIME is lead by crime novelist PM Newton whose book The Old School was described as "a gripping crime novel that sweeps up the reader in its enthralling and multi-layered plot, powerful characters and spot-on descriptions of Sydney.' (Canberra Times). Former detective and Assistant Commissioner in the NSW Police Force, Clive Small, will also be a guest at the workshop.
What: Troubleshooting Crime: Resolve your crime-writing dilemma
Who: PM Newton with a maximum of 15 students
When: Saturday 10 November, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Where: Allen & Unwin, Sydney (Crows Nest)
Full price: $295 inc. GST and lunch
Thurs 10 November, Sister in Crime Angela Savage will be at The Wheeler Centre at 6.15pm interviewing lawyer turned novelist Stuart Littlemore and cop turned novelist PM Newton.
Details here: http://wheelercentre.com/calendar/event/above-the-law/
Sydney, 1992. Nhu 'Ned' Kelly is a young detective making her way in what was, until recently, the best police force money could buy. Now ICAC has the infamous Roger Rogerson in the spotlight, and the old ways are out. Ned's sex and background still make her an outsider in the force, but Sydney is changing, expanding, modernising, and so is the Job.
P.M. Newton is a Sydney based crime writer. Her first novel, THE OLD SCHOOL, features Detective Nhu "Ned" Kelly.
Literati - A feast of authors on the Gold Coast has several 'Author Encounters' that may interest Sisters in Crime in the Sunshine State. Sessions are free but you should book your seat by phoning 5581 1600 and quoting the relevant event code. All sessions will be held at the Robina Community Centre, Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina.
'Deadlier than the male?' PM Newton, Angela Savage and LA Larkin will discuss the female voices in their crime writing. Sat 7 May 2011, 1pm-2pm in the Auditorium. Event code AUD003.