Crime Panel

July 23, 2024 9:30 am - 11:00 am The J Noosa
60 Noosa Dr, Noosa Heads QLD 4567

Michael Robotham – Candice Fox – JP Pomare

Delve into the shadows with three of Australia’s most beloved crime fiction writers in Michael Robotham, Candice Fox and JP Pomare, as they share their insights into the craft of crime fiction, offering glimpses into their creative process and the secrets behind their twisted plots.

Our esteemed panelists, masters of suspense and intrigue, have crafted worlds where danger lurks around every corner and justice hangs in the balance. From gritty noir to pulse-pounding thrillers, they have spun tales that grip the imagination and refuse to let go.

So, settle in and brace yourselves for a morning of twists, turns, and unexpected revelations. But be warned: in the world of crime fiction, nothing is as it seems, and trust is a luxury few can afford.


Michael Robotham is a former feature writer and investigative reporter, who has worked in Britain, Australia and America. His debut thriller, The Suspect, introduced clinical psychologist Joe O’Loughlin and sold over one million copies worldwide, launching a ninebook series. It has been adapted into an ITV series starring Aidan Turner. Michael’s standalone thriller The Secrets She Keeps has also been the basis of two BBC TV series.

He has twice won the prestigious UK Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger Award for best crime novel, as well as the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for When She Was Good, a Richard & Judy Book Club pick. Michael lives in Sydney. 2024 marks the 20th anniversary of Michael’s first book, The Suspect, being published. The compulsively readable new thriller by the #1 bestselling and award-winning master of crime STORM CHILD Michael Robotham SOME MEMORIES ARE BURIED FOR A REASON. . .


Candice Fox is the author of nine solo novels, three of which have one Australia’s prestigious Ned Kelly Award. All of her novels have been shortlisted for the award. She has multiple tv and film adaptations currently in production, with the adaptation of her bestselling Crimson Lake hitting screens as Troppo starring Thomas Jane and Nicole Chamoun in 2022. In 2015, Candice began collaborating with James Patterson. Every one of their seven novels together have been New York Times best sellers.From the thrilling mind of best-selling Australian author Candice Fox comes a look at what happens when a city’s heroes become its boldest criminals. Devil’s Kitchen – I’d come to Devil’s Kitchen wanting to know the dark underbelly of firefighting in America. Because there’s such an ingrained sense of the men and women who perform this job being unfailingly good people. But of course, firefighters are human. And humans as a race aren’t unfailingly good. I was looking for stories of bad people and bad behaviour that hides behind the badge, and I found what I was looking for.


J.P. POMARE is an award-winning author whose debut novel, Call Me Evie (2018), won the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best First Novel. In the Clearing (2019) was made into a Disney+ Original Series, The Clearing, while Tell Me Lies (2020) was a #1 Audible bestseller and was shortlisted for the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Novel and the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction. The Last Guests (2021) was critically acclaimed, as was his fifth book, the top-ten bestseller The Wrong Woman (2022). Home Before Night is his sixth novel and was first published as an Audible Original. J.P. Pomare was born in New Zealand and resides in Melbourne with his wife and daughter.
17 YEARS LATER – The unputdownable new bestseller by multi-award-winning author J. P. Pomare.

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$25 Adult
$20 Concession (Card holders)


The J Noosa
60 Noosa Dr, Noosa Heads QLD 4567



Event Date & Time

July 23, 2024 9:30 am - 11:00 am

DURATION | 90 minutes – No Intermission
‘In Conversation’ – Audience Q&A and Book Sales


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