Murder She Said

Murder in the Library

By Roger Childs

We’ve had T S Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral and Agatha Christie’s Murder at the Vicarage.

How about a new setting: the Library perhaps, between the crime novels and the shelves for thrillers.

The Kapiti Friends of the Library are holding a session called Murder in the Library

on Monday 29 May, in the Paraparaumu Library at 6.30pm.

Three practitioners of the crime fiction craft will be discussing their interest and inspiration for writing about dastardly deeds. This is guaranteed to be an enthralling session and not to be missed! The lights will be left on, but don’t stray from your seat!

The cast of writers

Christopher Abbey debut novel A Moment’s Silence has been through many iterations and one reviewer has said it’s “gritty, well-crafted” and “uncompromising in its description of human weaknesses” (

Penelope Haines’ third novel Death on D’Urville is the first in a series featuring Paraparaumu pilot Claire Hardcastle, and has been praised as “just plain fun” with a “smart and sassy” heroine.

David McGill has published more than fifty books, and has just released The Plot to Kill Peter Fraser. This is his second spy story featuring Detective Dan Delaney.

Set in the late 1940s with New Zealand’s second Labour prime minister as the target, it “unfolds with twists, turns and lots of action”.

Distinguished backers

Murder in the Library is supported by The Ngaio Marsh Awards, the New Zealand Book Council, Kapiti Coast District Libraries as well as Friends of the Library.

Coffee, tea and refreshments will be served.

Koha entry.