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Readings, Hawthorn, VIC

July 13, 2012

Icebergs and bullets!

Sisters in Crime @ Readings Hawthorn6 for 6.30pm Thursday 2 August

“The best Antarctic thriller since Ice Station.” James Phelan.

Hear L.A. Larkin talk about her adventures in Antarctica and her latest thriller, Thirst (Murdoch Books/Pier 9, out August), in conversation with Sisters in Crime national coconvenor, Carmel Shute.  Set in Antarctica, an Australian team is being hunted down by a mercenary foe. Can maverick glaciologist, Luke Searle, stay alive long enough to prevent a global catastrophe? Time is running out.T minus 5 days, 2 hours and 53 minutes … To research Thirst, L.A. Larkin, went to Antarctica on board a former oceanographic research vessel. She got to know a Melbourne-born expeditioner and Joan Russell, one of the first female leaders of an Australian station. She worked closely with the Australian Antarctic Division and British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge, UK, learning about crevasse rescue, polar medicine, polar equipment and survival. She even learned how to sew up a wound!John Birmingham says of Thirst, “Action that hits like an icepick in the back of the head”.

Readinsg Hawthorn, 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn. Free, but please book on 9819 1917 or via events@readings.com.au

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