A coming-of-age story and crime thriller with a large and gentle heart.
James Brandt didn’t look back when he got away from his rural hometown as a teenager. Now, he’s returned for the first time in twenty years because his cousin Tony has been found dead under the local bridge.
After surviving an unexpected homophobic attack, he is drawn into a hunt for the reasons for the high suicide rate of young men in the town, and why local police are not prepared to investigate crimes that no one reckons have taken place.
Michael will be appearing in-conversation with local author John Bartlett.
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**Please note, this event has been switched to online due to the current situation with the pandemic**
Sean Kelly is a columnist for the Nine papers and a regular contributor to The Monthly. He was a political adviser to Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard.
What happens when the prime minister views politics as a game? Sean Kelly gives us the definitive portrait of Scott Morrison – a politician not quite like any other. Morrison understands that politics has become a game – one he is determined to win.
Thursday, 3 February 2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
A Catherine Kint Mystery, set in Ocean Grove
Bodysurfing, the third Victoria-based Catherine Kint mystery by Hugh McGinlay, is now out with Clan Destine Press.
Catherine Kint is a gin enthusiast and raconteur with a penchant for men with high cheekbones. She also has the distinction of being Australia’s only milliner sleuth. Her talents with hat pins, and a former occupation as a crime scene investigator, mean she is a force to be reckoned with.
Author Hugh McGinlay is a writer and musician. These poor life decisions mean he has also worked as bus driver, kitchenhand, singing teacher and seller of dental consumables.
Thursday, 17 February 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Ocean Grove Library
Two bodies. One long hot summer. A town that will never be the same.
When Adam Lawson’s wrecked car is found a kilometre from Daisy Baker’s body, the whole town assumes it’s an open and shut case. But Jesse Redpath isn’t from Canticle Creek.
Author Adrian Hyland is the award-winning author of Diamond Dove, Gunshot Road and Kinglake-350, which was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award for non-fiction in 2012.
Thursday, 24 February 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Pirates, treasure and murder.
Author Bob Menzies has written a possible back story for the mysterious Benitos’ treasure that people have been looking for in Queenscliff for over 150 years.
Set in two very different time periods; the present, when three veterans and friends who make up ABC Adventure tours are hired to find the treasure, and the past when the pirates brought it to Australia.
Sunday, 27 February 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Queenscliff Town Hall