Author Talk, Campbelltown Library

Local author Tony McFadden will be discussing his latest book at HJ Daley Library. The evening promises to be both informative and enjoyable, allowing attendees to delve into the world of Dead Tomorrow and get a glimpse into Tony’s creative mind.

Tony McFadden’s latest novel, Dead Tomorrow, is an engaging and thrilling read that is sure to capture your attention. With a total of eighteen books under his belt, Tony has proven himself to be a master of the writing process, particularly in the genre of crime fiction.

As a local resident himself, Tony has used Campbelltown as the backdrop for one of his novels, adding an authentic touch to his storytelling. This makes the upcoming event at Campbelltown Library even more special, as Tony will be discussing his latest book and sharing insights into his writing process. It’s an excellent opportunity for fans of crime fiction and aspiring writers to gain valuable knowledge and be part of an entertaining evening.

As an added bonus, there will be a lucky door prize, where one lucky attendee will have the chance to win a signed copy of Tony’s latest novel. Make sure to attend the event for the chance to win this exclusive prize.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to meet the talented Tony McFadden and discover the captivating world of Dead Tomorrow. Mark your calendars for the event and get ready for an entertaining evening.

If you require an AUSLAN interpreter please notify the Library at time of booking.

Register here.

When

  • Thursday, 24 August 2023 | 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Location

  • HJ Daley Library,¬†1 Hurley Street,¬†Campbelltown,¬†2560

Cost

This is a free event.

Contact

HJ Daley Library

02 4645 4444

library@campbelltown.nsw.gov.au

Book Review: Heritage House

Heritage House: A Cape Breton Mystery

As a transplanted Canadian now living in Australia, the fact this was set in Cape Breton (the island of my birth) was the hook. The characters were familiar, the setting well-drawn, and to my delight, the mystery well-formed.

I understand there are other stories in this series (and I’ll have to look them up), but that doesn’t seem to matter.

The story takes place post-pandemic (referenced a few times for plot reasons) and centres around a murder on Isle Madame, Detective Gordie MacLean’s home turf. Detective MacLean and his junior partner Detective Roxanne Albright are assigned the case. Albright is put in charge (for reasons), and the only reason this isn’t a 5-star review is the reaction MacLean had to this. It felt like forced conflict for the sake of it. Again, I haven’t read the earlier books, so maybe it’s in character.

The story unfolds nicely. The resolution doesn’t require any author sleight of hand — it’s earned. Plenty of legit red herrings and a couple of double bluffs will keep you guessing. And while you might figure out the “who”, you’ll unlikely know the “why” before the author deigns to reveal it.

A definite recommend. I’ll be checking out her other books now.