One of Australia’s finest crime writers, Garry Disher, has another masterpiece with The Way It Is Now. Twenty years ago, Charlie Deravin’s mother went missing near the family beach shack. Now Charlie’s back, living in the shack, on disciplinary leave from his job with the police and permanent leave from his marriage. After two decades worrying away at the mystery of his mother’s disappearance, he’s run out of leads. Then the remains of two people are found – and the past comes crashing in on Charlie. Join Garry as he discusses his newest book, his incredible body of work and the popularity of Australian crime fiction.

Garry Disher (Australian)

Garry Disher

Garry Disher lives near the coast south-east of Melbourne and has published over 50 books, including history textbooks, writers' handbooks, literary novels, children's and YA fiction and many best-selling and widely translated crime novels. The novels in his Hirsch, Wyatt and Peninsula series' have won four German and four Australian best-crime-novel awards. The recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Australian Crime Writers Association, Garry's latest book The Way it is Now is a stand-alone crime novel.

Suzanne Leal (Australian)

Suzanne Leal

Suzanne Leal is the author of novels The Teacher's Secret, Border Street and The Deceptions, for which she won the Nib People's Choice Prize and was shortlisted for the Davitt Awards. A regular presenter at literary events, board member of the BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival and co presenter of the BAD All About Crime podcast. Suzanne is the host of Thursday Book Club, a relaxed, friendly book club connecting readers online. Suzanne's new novel will be published in 2023.