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Lunchtime Event | The Scene of the Crime by Steve Braunias


Wed 18 Nov 2015, 12:00pm–12:45pm

Where: Unity Books, 57 Willis St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Unity Books Wellington and HarperCollins New Zealand
warmly invite you to come and hear

Steve Braunias
Talk about twelve extraordinary kiwi tales of crime and punishment

Twelve extraordinary tales of crime and punishment: a collection of true crime writing by New Zealand’s award-winning master of non-fiction.

A court is a chamber of questions. Who, when, why, what happened and exactly how – these are issues of psychology and the soul, they’re general to the human condition, with its infinite capacity to cause pain.

A brutal murder of a wife and daughter … A meth-fuelled Samurai sword attack … A banker tangled in a hit-and-run scandal … A top cop accused of rape … A murder in the Outback … A beloved entertainer’s fall from grace …

In the hands of award-winning journalist and author Steve Braunias these and other extraordinary cases become more than just courtroom dramas and sensational headlines. They become a window onto another world – the one where things go badly wrong, where once invisible lives become horrifyingly visible, where the strangeness just beneath the surface is revealed.

Acutely observed, brilliantly written, and with the Mark Lundy case as its riveting centrepiece, this collection from the courts and criminal files of the recent past depicts a place we rarely enter, but which exists all around us.

“Braunias … frames people and places from such an angle and in such a cast of light that you see them clearly and exactly the way he wants you to see them.” – NZ Herald

All welcome.

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