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On 22 June 1954, Juliet Hulme and her friend Pauline Parker murdered Pauline’s mother Honora in Christchurch. Both girls were subsequently charged with murder and tried in a court case that was widely covered by the press in New Zealand, and overseas.
Since Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures, public interest in this case, and Juliet Hulme in particular, who is now a highly successful crime writer under the name Anne Perry, has been intense. Perry, until recently, has never wanted to speak about the events of her childhood, but has relented and agreed to in depth interviews with Joanne Drayton, a NZ scholar and biographer of great acclaim. The resulting book is The Search for Anne Perry.
Come along on Thursday night to Downstage Theatre and hear author Joanne Drayton in conversation with Harry Ricketts, when they will discuss the fascinating journey of writing and researching the biography, the interviews with Perry and her family, and the surreal nature of marrying together the Juliet Hulme of 1954 with the bestselling novelist of 50 years later.
Have a listen to Joanne Drayton on Radio NZ, discussing some of her experiences.