Mon, 25 Nov | Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead

Cancelled - Emma Viskic - Darkness for Light

Award-winning author Emma Viskic returns with the cracking Darkness for Light, the third installment in the PI Caleb Zelic series. Presented in conjunction with BAD Sydney Crime Writers' Festival. Emma is in conversation with Catherine du Peloux Menage. Get your hands on the book before anyone else!
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Cancelled - Emma Viskic - Darkness for Light

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25 Nov 2019, 6:30 pm
Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street, Newtown NSW, Australia

About The Event

Award-winning author Emma Viskic returns with the cracking Darkness for Light, the third installment in the PI Caleb Zelic series. 

Presented in conjunction with BAD Sydney Crime Writers' Festival. Emma is in conversation with festival director Catherine du Peloux Menage. 

This is FREE event but RSVPs are essential. Held before the official publication date, get your hands on the book before anyone else! 

About the Book

After a lifetime of bad decisions troubled PI Caleb Zelic is finally making good ones. He's in therapy, reconnecting with the Deaf community, and reconciling with his beloved wife. 

But he can’t escape his past.

A violent confrontation forces Caleb back into contact with his double-crossing partner, Frankie. When her niece is kidnapped, Frankie and Caleb must work together to save the child’s life. But their efforts will risk everything, including their own lives.

The Caleb Zelic series have been shortlisted for, and won, awards all over the world. Viskic’s thrillers feature a unique protagonist—the profoundly deaf Caleb Zelic—superior writing, pacy plot, depth of character, and compelling

engagement with social issues.

Praise for Darkness for Light

“Another clever, brilliantly observed novel from Emma Viskic. Viskic just keeps getting better. Her prose is elegant and economical and her storytelling is taut, realistic and full of surprises. Caleb Zelic is the perfect character to explore Melbourne's diverse culture and all aspects of its society, high and low, ugly and beautiful. Darkness for Light is a winner.”  - Adrian McKinty, author of The Chain.

“A breathless urgency takes hold and simply will not relent. Viskic's best work yet. Sharp, caustic dialogue, bursts of wild, kinetic action and moments of deep character insight. This novel does it all, and sounds like no-one else, anywhere."  - Jock Serong. author of The Rules of Backyard Cricket, Preservation and On the Java Ridge

About the Author

Emma Viskic is author of the critically acclaimed Caleb Zelic series. Resurrection Bay won the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, as well as an unprecedented three Davitt Awards: Best Adult Novel, Best Debut, and Readers' Choice. It was iBooks Australia's Crime Novel of the Year and was shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger and New Blood awards. Its sequel, And Fire Came Down, won the 2018 Davitt Award for Best Novel.

A classically trained clarinettist, Emma studied at the Victorian College of the Arts and the Rotterdam Conservatorium. Her musical career ranged from performing with José Carreras and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, to playing at an engagement party that ended in a brawl. She lives in Melbourne.

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