An Evening with Chris Hammer - Author Talk


The Tilt

Don’t miss out on an evening with bestselling crime author Chris Hammer as he discusses his latest gripping and atmospheric thriller ‘The Tilt’.

The book:
‘The Tilt’ is a stunning multi-layered novel which centres on newly-minted homicide detective Nell Buchanan as she returns to her home town, annoyed at being assigned a decades-old murder - a 'file and forget'.

But this is no ordinary cold case, as the discovery of more bodies triggers a chain of escalating events in the present day. As Nell starts to join the pieces together, she begins to question how well she truly knows those closest to her. Could her own family be implicated in the crimes?

The nearer Nell comes to uncovering the secrets of the past, the more dangerous the present becomes for her, as she battles shadowy assailants and sinister forces. Can she survive this harrowing investigation and what price will she have to pay for the truth?

The author:
Chris Hammer is the acclaimed and award-winning author of the international bestsellers ‘Scrublands’, ‘Silver’, ‘Trust’ and ‘Treasure & Dirt’.

Chris Hammer was a political journalist and foreign correspondent for more than thirty years, before turning to crime. His first book, Scrublands (2018), was an instant bestseller and won the prestigious UK Crime Writers Association John Creasy Award for a debut crime novel in 2019 and was shortlisted for various awards in Australia and the United States.

Scrublands has been sold into translation in several foreign languages and is being developed for television. His follow up books - Silver (2019), Trust (2020) and Treasure & Dirt (2021) - are also bestsellers and all have been shortlisted for major literary prizes.

Chris has also written two non-fiction books The River (2010) and The Coast (2012). He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Charles Sturt University and a master's degree in international relations from the Australian National University.

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Thu 27 Oct - 6:30 pm