The Ngaio Marsh Awards, in association with Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, invites booklovers to a free event featuring a diverse panel of four talented local crime writers.
Still the world's most popular form of storytelling, crime fiction can take readers into all aspects of society, providing page-turning entertainment and memorable characters while also addressing real-life issues.
"Crime fiction titles are consistently among the most frequently borrowed items at Rotorua Library" says Library Programmes and Partnerships Lead Lois Haddon.
Ms. Haddon encourages members of the public who are interested in crime fiction or crime writing to take up this this amazing opportunity to come and meet and talk with, not just one, but four, actual crime authors.
Murder in the Library events are being held in 12 libraries throughout New Zealand during April and May this year. The event was started in 2015 but this is the first time it has been brought to Rotorua.
Created to celebrate New Zealand Crime writers at local libraries within their communities, the Murder in the Library events are run in conjunction with The Ngaio Marsh Award for the Best Crime Novel written by a New Zealander. The Ngaio Marsh Awards are named after New Zealand's most successful crime author, Dame Ngaio Marsh who set one of her Inspector Alleyn tales in Rotorua in 1943.
Murder in the Library will be hosted at Rotorua Library on Saturday 5 May from 11am - 12.30pm.
2018 Ngaio Marsh Awards contender Poppy Mann will be joined by past Ngaio Marsh Awards finalist Jen Shieff, local Rotorua writer Joanne Ruth, and Rotorua Noir co-founder Grant Nicol to discuss how they create memorable characters, page-turning storylines, and bring the world of their mystery novels to vibrant life.
This free event will be held in the Discovery Space thanks to support from The Wright Family Foundation. All are welcome to attend. No booking is required.