Together We Read featuring Kirsty Manning


Join best-selling author Ben Hobson in conversation with Together We Read author Kirsty Manning to discuss her novel ‘The Paris Mystery’.

Together We Read featuring Kirsty Manning

Online via Zoom Tuesday 29 August 7.30pm

Bookings essential: Book online via Eventbrite

Join best-selling author Ben Hobson in conversation with Together We Read author Kirsty Manning to discuss her novel ‘The Paris Mystery’. This event will be hosted on Zoom, and the link will be sent to all attendees on the day of the event.

Kirsty Manning grew up in northern New South Wales. A country girl with wanderlust, her travels and studies have taken her through most of Europe, the east and west coasts of the United States and pockets of Asia. Kirsty's debut novel, The Midsummer Garden, was published in 2017. Her second book, The Jade Lily, was published in 2018 followed by The Lost Jewels (2020), The French Gift (2021) and The Paris Mystery (2022). The Hidden Book is Kirsty's sixth novel. Her novels are also published in the United States and in Europe.

Between August 16-30, Together We Read invites anyone with a library card to borrow Australian author Kirsty Manning's wonderfully received novel 'The Paris Mystery', as an e-book or audiobook, and join Australia’s biggest annual online book club.

During this digital book club, guests will have the opportunity to ask questions, interact with the authors, and enjoy a well-rounded bookish discussion.

The title will be available to borrow from your local library with no waitlists or holds. Download Libby and find your local library to start reading:


As Australian journalist Charlotte (Charlie) James alights at the Gare du Nord, ready to start her role as correspondent for The Times, she steps into a city in turmoil as war becomes increasingly likely. Charlie is chasing her first big scoop and quickly makes contact with local expats Lord and Lady Ashworth to aid her connections in the new city.

It is at the Ashworth’s highly anticipated and extravagant circus party on the summer solstice eve that Charlie James is thrown into a new world of Parisian society accustomed to sumptuous parties, couture fashion, bohemian wine bars and plenty of secrets. Celebrations are brought to an abrupt halt as a chilling scream rings out and the body of a prominent guest is discovered. Charlie is determined to unravel exactly what happened and finds herself leading her own murder investigation to follow the clues and untangle Paris’ elite connections and secrets…

In this magnificent new beginning to the joyful Charlie James series, Manning beguiles with glamour and mystery set in a Paris of great upheaval and uncertainty.

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