Lovers of crime novels are set for a treat with a special panel discussion with two acclaimed crime authors on July 20 at Port Macquarie Library.
Events librarian Leanne Wright will play host to two of her favourite authors of her favourite genre, Australian crime/ thriller fiction.
Those authors are Jaye Ford and Wendy James.
Jaye Ford is the internationally-selling author of five chilling suspense novels.
Her first thriller Beyond Fear won two Davitt Awards for Australian women crime writers and was the highest selling debut crime novel in Australia in 2011.
Wendy James is the author of eight novels, including the bestselling The Mistake and The Golden Child, which was shortlisted for the 2017 Ned Kelly Award for Crime.
Mrs Wright said Australian crime/thriller fiction is her favourite genre and so she thought it would be an interesting discussion.
"I thought two of them together would be really interesting," she said.
"It is a different way of looking at an author visit and both were available so I grabbed them."
Mrs Wright said she was keen to get two females on the panel.
"I heard a podcast with an Australian crime author and she was saying that women basically live crime every day," she said.
"We think 'Where do we park our car?', 'Are we in a dark area of the car park?', when we are at home we might lock an extra door and so forth.
"So having so many women authors come through, they write it differently."
Mrs Wright expects the discussion to be well attended.
"The true crime section in our library is really popular," she said.
"We feel that if we read about it, understand it, we actually protects ourselves," she hypothesized.
'The Art of Crime: In conversation with Australian Thriller authors' is on Saturday July 20 at 1pm. It is a free event but you need to RSVP by phoning 6581 8755 or emailing email@example.com.
Author Caroline Overington was sheduled to speak but she has pulled out.