Martin Knox - Presumed Dead

Sunday 20 May 2018
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
Register until 20 May 2018 9:00 AM

PLEASE NOTE: This event commences at 10.00am. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname.  

Join Martin Knox for the launch of his political crime thriller Presumed Dead. 


Feisty Jane Kenwood is a strong woman councillor and popular public figure in Alexandra City, Southland. Her debating skills are legendary.
She is independent and vociferously opposed to a megacasino proposal. When the Council becomes hung, her vote is critical. She disappears and her colleague and friend, Dr Phillip Keane, a forensic scientist, investigates with the help of her zany friends and a novel forensic method. 

Will they find her alive? Will she recover? Will they be able to stop the casino?  Will she be able to transform the city’s fossilised partisan government into the participative democracy she wants? 

This is crime fiction that will leave you feeling empowered.

Martin Knox was awarded 1st Class Honours in Chemical Engineering from Birmingham University and worked in the petroleum industry in Canada. He researched alternative systems of government at Imperial College, London. He emigrated to Australia and was employed in mining development. At age 40 he became a high school science teacher and wrote a textbook that was published.

Since 2013, his main occupation has been writing fiction novels. His speculative fiction novel The Grass Is Always Browner was published in 2011 and his general fiction novel Love Straddle in 2014.

He writes letters, sings in a choir, draws figure art, discusses books, movies, philosophical ideas, government planning and current events.

Since August 2016, he has been writing A Girl Short, an abridged version of Love Straddle.