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L.A. Larkin's latest thriller: Devour

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‘In Larkin, Michael Crichton has an heir apparent’ The Guardian


DEVOUR – acclaimed novel by L.A. Larkin. ‘Written with pacy cinematic style, this chiller thriller will reel you in,’ Marie Claire

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‘Ice-pick-sharp, packed with intrigue, action and spine-chilling suspense. Devour will keep you gripped from the very first page’ Kathryn Fox

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Devour is published in Australia and New Zealand by Hachette and in the UK by Constable.
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Welcome to my blog, Larkin’s Latest. News on thriller authors and the latest crime fiction, the writing process and festivals, people I interview and exciting story locations, courses I run, and things that make me laugh!

A.B. Patterson book launch

January 16, 2019

I’m proud to say I am friends with a number of former and acting police officers, both in Australia and overseas. Some have gone on to write great crime novels such as Paul Finch. Others choose to advise authors. I know I couldn’t write my detective/PI characters without the input of good friend David Gaylor, retired detective chief superintendent with Sussex CID in the UK, who also works with international bestseller, Peter James.
So I am very proud to be introducing A.B. Patterson at his book launch on Sunday, Harry’s Quest. A.B. Patterson is an award-winning Australian writer who knows first-hand about corruption, power, crime and sex. He was a Detective Sergeant in the WA Police, working in paedophilia and vice, and later he was a Chief Investigator with the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption. In Harry’s Quest, PI Harry Kenmare is back, with a visceral lust for vengeance. If you like your detective novels hard-boiled, you will love this one.
Why not come to the launch on Sunday 20 January 2019 in Glebe, Sydney, at 3pm? Free event and free drinks, but please book via EventBrite here.

Who is L.A. Larkin?

who-isla-larkinThriller author, L.A. Larkin, has been likened to Michael Crichton by The Guardian and Alistair MacLean by The Times. The Genesis Flaw was nominated for four crime fiction awards and Thirst described as, ‘The best Antarctic thriller since Ice Station’. Devour, the first book in the Olivia Wolfe thriller series, is published by Constable in the UK and by Hachette in Australia and New Zealand. An adventurer at heart, Larkin has spent time in the Antarctic, and with scientists at the British Antarctic Survey and the Australian Antarctic Division.

She is currently working on a psychological crime-thriller set in Seattle and an Olivia Wolfe thriller set in South Africa.

L. A. Larkin was born in England and studied literature at the University of London’s Royal Holloway College, graduating with honours. She lives in Sydney and London, and teaches mystery and thriller writing.

Larkin also writes humorous mysteries as Louisa Bennet. 

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A.B. Patterson book launch

I’m proud to say I am friends with a number of former and acting police officers, both in Australia and overseas. Some have gone on to write great crime novels such as Paul Finch. Others choose to advise authors. I know I couldn’t write my detective/PI characters without the input of good friend David Gaylor, retired detective chief superintendent with Sussex CID in the UK, who also works with international bestseller, Peter James.
So I am very proud to be introducing A.B. Patterson at his book launch on Sunday, Harry’s Quest. A.B. Patterson is an award-winning Australian writer who knows first-hand about corruption, power, crime and sex. He was a Detective Sergeant in the WA Police, working in paedophilia and vice, and later he was a Chief Investigator with the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption. In Harry’s Quest, PI Harry Kenmare is back, with a visceral lust for vengeance. If you like your detective novels hard-boiled, you will love this one.
Why not come to the launch on Sunday 20 January 2019 in Glebe, Sydney, at 3pm? Free event and free drinks, but please book via EventBrite here.

Media and Reviews

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Sharing writing secrets on Peter James TV

October 11, 2018

I always get so excited when I am about to start teaching a creative writing class. Not just because I want to encourage new authors, but because it also makes me question how I write. How could I do better? Have I picked up some bad habits? At the end of the course I feel I have learnt something too. Recently, I was particularly proud to present Sarah Bailey with a Ned Kelly Award for First Crime Fiction for The Dark Lake. Sarah attended one of my thriller writing courses and she was lovely enough to thank me for inspiring her. I wish her the very best of luck with her writing career.

The next creative writing course starts on October 15 and runs on Thursday evenings over five consecutive weeks. If you are in Sydney and have a burning desire to write a novel but you’re not sure where to start, then why not come along to Creative Writing Stage 1 at the Australian Writers Centre?

About a year ago, I was interviewed for Peter James’s YouTube channel, Peter James TV. I was asked questions about how I write, where I write, and the tricks and techniques I employ. These interviews are part of a series called The Authors’ Studio in which authors like Michael Connelly, Ian Rankin, CJ Box, Sophie Hannah and more, share their writing secrets. And a few laughs. They are well worth visiting. Enjoy!

YouTube of L.A. Larkin talking about writing techniqes on Peter James TV

BUY YOUR PAPERBACK AND EBOOK NOW!

Devour is published in Australia and New Zealand by Hachette and in the UK by Constable.
Follow these links to online book stores.

amazon  fishponddymockskobo

booktopia   iBookstore angus-and-robertsonbookdepository

Publicity and Agents

UK publicity: Midas PR, London

Australian publicity: Hachette

New Zealand publicity: Hachette

Public speaking: Booked Out

UK Literary Agent: Marjacq, Phil Patterson

UK Publisher:
Constable / Little, Brown,
Carmelite House,
50 Victoria Embankment,
London, EC4Y 0DZ, United Kingdom.

Telephone: +44 (0)20 3122 7000

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