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May 2020

Author Event with Bill Rogers

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Leigh Library, Turnpike Centre, Civic Square, Market Street
Leigh, WN7 1EB United Kingdom
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POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Meet Bill Rogers, the Bolton based author who specialises in crime thrillers set in and around Manchester and the North West. He has five books published to date, and two more due out this Autumn. The Cleansing was shortlisted for the LongBarn Books Debut Novel Award, and A Trace of Blood reached the semi-final of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2009.  

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Historical Murder Talk with Marianne Howell

May 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wigan Library, Wigan Life Centre, The Wiend
Wigan, WN1 1NH United Kingdom
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POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Local Historian and chair of the Lancashire Local History Federation, Marianne Howell, will be visiting Wigan Library to do a talk on the infamous Button Pit Murder that took place in the 19th Century. It is a story of how a family man's ordinary night at work turned into a crime that shocked the community. The national press of the time described the murder of Pit worker James Barton as a 'murder most gross, foul and…

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Author Event with David Jackson

May 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Wigan Library, Wigan Life Centre, The Wiend
Wigan, WN1 1NH United Kingdom
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POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Meet David Jackson, acclaimed author of the crime thriller series featuring New York detective Callum Doyle and his more recent, DS Nathan Cody series which is set in Liverpool. "I was a latecomer to fiction writing, having spent most of my adult life producing academic papers and reports. After some limited success entering short story competitions, I submitted  the first few chapters of a novel to the Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger Awards. To my great…

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Author Event with Kate Bendelow

May 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Wigan Library, Wigan Life Centre, The Wiend
Wigan, WN1 1NH United Kingdom
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POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Kate will be giving you an insight into life behind the crime scene tape. Discussing how she became a crime scene investigator, what the job is really like, and how the CSI effect led to her becoming a writer.

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Author Event with Kate Ellis

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wigan Library, Wigan Life Centre, The Wiend
Wigan, WN1 1NH United Kingdom
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POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. CWA Dagger in the Library winning author Kate Ellis will be hosting this event to talk about her journey into writing, her successful DI Wesley Peterson detective novels, as well as the Albert Lincoln trilogy and the Joe Plantagenet mysteries. Book your place early to avoid disappointment.

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Author Event with Caroline England AKA Caro Land

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wigan Library, Wigan Life Centre, The Wiend
Wigan, WN1 1NH United Kingdom
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POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Former divorce lawyer and writer of domestic psychological thrillers, Caroline will be visiting us to tell about her life as a crime writer. Her debut novel 'Beneath the Skin' was released to wide acclaim and has since been followed by 'My Husband's Lies' and 'Betray Her'. Caroline also writes under the name Caro Land and has recently had the book 'Convictions' hit the shops and the library shelves.

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Author Event with Mark Roberts

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wigan Library, Wigan Life Centre, The Wiend
Wigan, WN1 1NH United Kingdom
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POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Mark Roberts author of The Sixth Soul, What She Saw, Blood Mist, Dead Silent, Day of the Dead, Killing Time, and  Date With Death. Mark Roberts is a Liverpool based bestselling crime writer of the DCI Rosen and Eve Clay series'. He has also received a Manchester Evening News Theatre Award for his playwrighting. Join Mark as he helps guide you through the process of writing a crime novel and be inspired to write or perfect…

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Author Event with Martin Baggoley

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wigan Library, Wigan Life Centre, The Wiend
Wigan, WN1 1NH United Kingdom
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POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Classic Murders of the Victorian North West, a true crime history talk by Martin Baggoley. Author of 'Death on the Victorian Beat: The Shocking Story of Police Deaths;' 'Hanged in Lancashire' and 'Murder on the High Seas.' Join Martin as he guides you through a brief history of foul play that took place in the Victorian North West of England. Unmissable, booking essential.

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Author Event with Chris Simms

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wigan Library, Wigan Life Centre, The Wiend
Wigan, WN1 1NH United Kingdom
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POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Join us for a talk with Chris Simms, author of the popular DI Spicer and DC Khan novels. Along with nominations for the CWA daggers and the Theakston's crime novel of the year award, Chris was selected by Waterstones as one of their '25 authors for the future.'

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Author Event with Stephen Booth

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Standish Library, Cross Street, Standish
Wigan, WN6 0HQ United Kingdom
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POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Join us for a talk by award winning author Stephen Booth. Tickets are Free due to the kindness of the group FOSL (Friends of Standish Library). Booking essential. Phone 01257 400496 for more info.

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