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Open invitation – event launch, Missing Pieces (Wild Dingo Press) by Caroline de Costa
November 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cairns author, Caroline de Costa, will be in conversation with Sisters in Crime’s Carmel Shute about Missing Pieces, her second novel in the series featuring Cairns Aboriginal detective Cass Diamond. It is a sequel to Double Madness, which was shortlisted in the Davitt Awards in 2016.
This time round, the reinvestigation of the case of a toddler who went missing back in 1992 takes Cass in unexpected directions. Weaving together a story of race, ethnicity, identity and environmental politics, de Costa again sets her heroine in the sinister rainforest, the contested seas and the solitary inland country of North Queensland that she knows so well. The story twists and turns, leaving the reader guessing, then guessing again…
De Costa is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at James Cook University College of Medicine in Cairns and has always been an avid reader of crime fiction. De Costa brings her experience of the people and institutions of Far North Queensland to her writing, as well as her deep knowledge of medicine, and of the lush but sometimes unforgiving reef and rainforest country of the region.
Carmel Shute is a co-founder and a national convenor of sisters in Crime. She grew up in south-eastern Queensland and blames her crime obsession on Enid Blyton and the Famous Five.
Thursday 29 November, 6 for 6.30pm.
Readings St Kilda, 112 Acland Street. Free – no bookings required.
Book signings and audience questions.
- Wild Dingo Press
- 0499 555 226
- Readings St Kilda
112 Acland Street
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