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Slueths and serenades: Beloved WA author Dave Warner to take on Shelter Brewing Co

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Dave Warner will perform at Shelter Brewing Co on September14.
Camera IconDave Warner will perform at Shelter Brewing Co on September14. Credit: Bleddyn Butcher

A renowned Western Australian author is set to serenade the South West with his crimes and chorus next week.

Musician turned author Dave Warner will be celebrating the release of his latest crime fiction novel After the Flood with a special one night only event at Shelter Brewing Co next Wednesday night, September 14, sharing his stories through song in a unique and intimate concert.

Released last month, After the Flood draws readers back into the world of Detective Inspector Dan Clement, as he investigates a violent death by crucifixion in Broome.

Known for his localised WA based stories, Warner said he used his knowledge of writing music to transfer his skills to books.

“I thought, if I’m gonna write something, I think I should try and do what’s been most successful for me with music, which was keep it very local, and make something resonant out of really boring Western Australian life,” he said.

“I do think that there is always something great about the local resonance, and that it was the same with music that people can recognise themselves or places or an attitude.”

A self-confessed fan of the South West, he said he is looking visiting the region and hopes to release a South West based novel in the future.

“I wrote a short story which is set around Busselton and Margaret River, and I thought I might use that with a female main female protagonist, and I thought I might use her in some more, you know, in some more ones in a full on crime novel,” Warner said.

“So, never say never there could be one coming out there that said around that part of the world.”

With his new novel and other merchandise available on the night, tickets for next week’s event are available at https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/936889.

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