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ARRC2013: Concurrent session 3B

26 January 2013

arrc2013_webbanner_darkHere is the next instalment in our series on the ARRC2013 concurrent sessions. Today we are telling you about the very special treat that the ladies on session 3B–Romantic suspense have cooked up for you…

Clueless–an ARRC2013 whodunnit

Starring Australian romantic suspense authors Bronwyn Parry, Sandy Curtis, Helene Young and Shannon Curtis. Also featuring dark urban fantasy author Dean J Anderson as Detective Sharp.

Victoria Lawson is wealthy, renowned for her sharp and witty book reviews, and deader than a dodo at the ‘Outback Magic’ book launch.

Join Detective Sharp as he interviews witnesses and suspects in order to unravel the mystery. Some are telling the truth. Some are lying through their tiaras. It’s going to take help from the audience to uncover the valuable clues and assist the detective in finding the killer of… The Book Bitch.

We’re running a pre-ARRC contest to find names for our cast of characters. For each name used, the lucky contributor will win an exclusive Australian Romantic Suspense bookmark.

Also, we need a volunteer victim (we’ll be gentle!). For those who are definitely attending ARRC2013, and who would like to participate in this fun event, please feel free to indicate in the comments. The lucky attendee to ‘play dead’ will also win an Australian Romantic Suspense gift hamper!

Concurrent 3BThe players

Bronwyn Parry is the author of three romantic suspense novels, and is currently finishing a fourth book, Darkening Skies, the long-awaited third book in the loosely linked Dungirri series. Bronwyn grew up surrounded by books and has a love of reading and stories. Bronwyn lives on 100 acres of beautiful bushland in the New England tablelands, with her husband and two energetic border collies.

Helene Young is the author of three romantic suspense books. Her books have won the ARRA 2010, 2011 Favourite Romantic Suspense award as well as the 2011, 2012 RWA Romantic Book of the Year award. Helene lives in Trinity Beach, just north of Cairns.

Sandy Curtis is the author of six romantic suspense novels, the latest of which, Fatal Flaw, is published by Clan Destine Press. All her novels, including Romantic Book of the Year finalists Dance with the Devil and Until Death, are available as ebooks from Amazon and Clan Destine Press. Sandy lives on Queensland’s Central Coast, not far from the beach.

Shannon Curtis is the author of two romantic suspenses, with a third on the way. She’s also recently published a Christmas novella, ‘Captive Christmas’, as well as two stories in TWC Press’s first anthology, Moonlit Encounters. Shannon lives in Sydney with her family.

Dean J Anderson is currently writing a dark urban fantasy/action romance series called Unnatural. The first book in the three-book series will be available as an ebook through Clan Destine Press in early 2013 and in paperback in late 2013. Dean lives in a small coastal town of Yeppoon in Central Queensland with his wife and son.

  1. aimskye permalink
    6 February 2013 10:54 am

    What a fantastic idea! ARRA’s not Pamela’s!


  2. 31 January 2013 5:47 pm

    So many excellent suggestions there. Our decision just got a whole lot more difficult…

    Standby for some seriously secretive clues over the next couple of weeks 🙂

  3. 31 January 2013 9:36 am

    Love it. Sounds like we’re all going to have fun.
    How about
    – Miss Ima Guileless
    – Miss I.M.Innocent
    – Miss Mimi Scapegoat
    – Mrs. May Murder
    – Mrs. May B. Guilty
    – Mrs. Bea Bystander
    – Master N.O.T Killer
    – Mr. B. A. Butcher
    – Mr. I.M.Killer
    – Mr. I. No-Nothing
    – Mr. Will Revenge
    – Professor C.A. Clue
    – Colonel Wera Stuffed-Shirt
    – Lord Do-Little

    And close to my heart, and my own name – Mrs. Dearly Love-Blood

    • 31 January 2013 10:54 am

      But how could you forget Dr Ali Bei? (Always important to have some ethnic variety on these panels, don’t you think?!)

      I think you should certainly be Mrs Dearly Love-Blood, and can only lament that my surname doesn’t lend itself to anything entertaining along those lines…

      (Mrs. McLean Conscience doesn’t really have much of a ring to it)


  4. 30 January 2013 10:56 pm

    This sounds like so much fun!!

  5. 30 January 2013 1:10 am

    This looks great!

  6. 29 January 2013 8:51 pm

    Here are a couple of silly ones for you:

    Melissa Forethought
    Abby S. Corpus

    I can’t think of any more legal terminology to butcher right now, but that may be all to the good…


  7. 29 January 2013 5:56 pm

    Well, both sound good, Doug and Aimee – we might just take her name, though, not her life!

  8. 28 January 2013 10:59 pm

    This sounds like fun. I’d love to be in it too, even as a victim. I think I missed something, though because I thought Victoria was the book bitch. Talk about clueless. But I agree Aimee does sound like a great name for a character. And I always like Doug for a random guy in a story. Maybe Detective Sharpe could be a Doug.

  9. Sarah permalink
    27 January 2013 7:39 pm

    I second Aimee for the Book Bitch. I’d volunteer to kill her but that would give the whole thing away now 🙂

  10. Pamela D permalink
    27 January 2013 3:58 pm

    Still thinking about character names but I want to nominate Aimee to be the Book Bitch, it’s the perfect role for her. She’ll be a natural 😀


  11. 26 January 2013 10:24 pm

    Yay! Good news, Catherine. Now any suggestions for our character’s names?

  12. 26 January 2013 7:58 am

    I’m in! Happy to be victim or anything else!

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