Thursday, February 23, 2012

The man in the lake and other Hamilton mysteries

I had the pleasure of being a panelist in a criminal line up at the Waikato Times Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival on Sunday. Fellow suspects were crime fiction writers Paul Cleave and Ben Sanders, and representing the true crime element was Scott Bainbridge. We were very ably chaired by Crime Watch's Craig Sisterson. It was a good turn out for a very hot and sunny evening, and the audience provided some great questions - in fact we went on for an extra half hour, because the questions kept a coming.

If you ever get to Hamilton, visit the gardens - they are fabulous. Some people embraced the whole experience the gardens thing a little too much, or more specifically, experiencing turtle lake...

...before the event we crime writers were doing what crime writers do...
...playing frisbee...
...Mr Sisterson threw too hard...
...uh oh, splash down...
...Mr Cleave's special 'I've played frisbee in 8 countries with that' frisbee was swimming with the ducks...
...Mr Sisterson's conscience got the better of him...


...A Mr Darcy moment...
...priceless...

3 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Vanda - Oh I love it! What a great moment! Thanks for sharing.

Kiwicraig said...

[Sheepish grin]

Bev Robitai said...

Oh my! How that clinging shirt set maidenly hearts a-flutter! Colin Firth, you can take a back seat!
Yes, it was a fun evening all round. Vanda, I have other photos if you'd like a copy. (Though not pin-up material like this one!)