Three global crime-writing heavyweights crack open their notebooks for a conversation about the inner workings of the criminal mind, the challenge of understanding people who do terrible things – and why readers find such dark material so hard to put down.
Val McDermid, the Queen of Crime, Michael Robotham, Australia’s hottest crime writer, and J.P. Pomare, Aotearoa’s finest crime writing export, examine the flawed characters of their famous protagonists – and whether writing about menace and violence impacts their own lives. In conversation with Vanda Symon.
Following the discussion, Val and Michael will present the 2022 Ngaio Marsh Awards for Best Novel and Best First Novel. Find out which of Aotearoa’s talented writers of mystery, thriller and crime will take home these coveted prizes.