Books at Bars brings Chris Hammer to Joondalup

Scrublands author Chris Hammer will be in Joondalup for Books at Bars.
Scrublands author Chris Hammer will be in Joondalup for Books at Bars.

DYMOCKS Joondalup’s initiative to share a love of reading over drinks and nibbles continues on Tuesday, September 4.

Held at Down the Hatch, the latest Books at Bars event will feature author Chris Hammer with his novel Scrublands.

Set in a fictional Riverina town at the height of a devastating drought, Scrublands is a powerful and compelling Australian crime novel.

The thriller follows a young priest who opens fire on his congregation, killing five parishioners before being shot dead himself.

A year later, troubled journalist Martin Scarsden arrives to write a feature on the anniversary of the tragedy but the stories he hears from the locals don’t add up.

Hammer will be at the Central Walk venue from 6pm to talk about his inspirations and career as an author.

Scrublands will be available to buy and have signed on the night.

Cost is $7 including grazing platters.

Book at www.trybooking.com/406467.