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Laura Elizabeth Woollett: Why did they turn to crime? | BAD Sydney

Join Laura Elizabeth Woollett on the panel Why Did They Turn To Crime? She will be appearing with Kelli Hawkins, Pamela Hart, and Dani Vee.

Laura Elizabeth Woollett is the author of a short story collection, The Love of a Bad Man and two novels. The Love of a Bad Man was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction and the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction. Her first novel Beautiful Revolutionary was shortlisted for the 2019 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction, the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal, and the Kathleen Mitchell Award. Laura is a 2020-22 Marten Bequest scholar for prose. Her second novel The Newcomer, enters into the territory of crime fiction, but overturns the traditional crime genre by looking at the murder of an unlikeable victim.

The Newcomer

There's no such thing as a perfect victim.

In a hotel room on a sleepy Pacific island, Judy Novak waits. And worries. It isn’t the first time 29-year-old problem child Paulina has kept her mother waiting. But Judy can’t ignore the island’s jagged cliffs and towering pines — or the dread that Paulina has finally acted on her threats to take her own life.

When Paulina’s body is discovered, Judy’s worst fears seem confirmed. Only, Paulina didn’t kill herself. She was murdered.

So begins a thorny investigation, wherein every man on the island is a suspect yet none are as maligned as Paulina: the…

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