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International bestselling crime authors zoom in for crime writing festival.

Lovers of crime fiction will rejoice this month as Bathurst Library teams up with BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival to offer 10 free passes to multiple events for BAD September International: a one-month online program of bestselling crime authors from around the world. 

Featuring huge names such as Paula Hawkins, Val McDermid, Karin Slaughter and Ann Cleeves, a limited number of passes for each author event will be made available to those who register with the Bathurst Library. 

Starting on Wednesday 8 September, watch conversation partner Suzanne Leal chat to Paula Hawkins, author of the No.1 bestseller and No.1 box office hit film The Girl on the Train, about her latest bestseller A Slow Fire Burning, in which long smoldering secrets finally burst into flame and result in murder. 

Full program: 

  • Wednesday 8 September – Paula Hawkins 
  • Wednesday 15 September- Val McDermid 
  • Wednesday 22 September – Karin Slaughter 
  • Wednesday 29 September- Ann Cleeves 

All events are held online on Wednesday nights at 6pm for the duration of September. The free passes will be made available on a first in first served basis. You must register for a pass via the Bathurst Library Eventbrite page. Registration for the free passes will be made available for a week prior to each event. 

Tickets can also be purchased for $10 per event via the website For more information and registration details you can call the library on 6333 6281.

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