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May 2019

Once Upon A Crime with Jane Finnis

May 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bridlington Central Library, 14 King Street
Bridlington, East Yorkshire YO15 2DE United Kingdom
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"Once Upon A Crime" Mystery writer Jane Finnis takes a not-too-solemn look at the murder and mayhem contained in traditional fairy tales. (Think of Red Riding Hood…Hansel and Gretel.) Why do we tell these horror stories to children, and why do children love them? Admission free: the talk is for the library’s regular monthly book group, but everyone is welcome to join them for this event.    

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An Introduction to Crime Fiction – Writing workshop

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dr.inks, 3 Coniscliffe Road
Darlington, DL3 7EE 
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£15

Best-selling crime novelist John Dean is to run an Introduction to Crime Fiction creative writing workshop. John, author of 17 novels, including the recently-published Death List, is published by London-based The Book Folks and is the creator of DCI John Blizzard and DCI Jack Harris. The workshop will examine how to: * Create a strong story, including plotting * Create a strong sense of place * Create strong characters * Make the villain real * Grab the reader from the…

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The Meek Shall Inherit the Storyline – Talk

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dr.inks, 3 Coniscliffe Road DL3 7EE  + Google Map
£3

Best-selling crime novelist John Dean will give a talk looking at how conflict in the modern age drives crime fiction. John, whose books regularly feature in the best-selling charts on Amazon, is the creator of the DCI John Blizzard and DCI Jack Harris series. The writer, who has had 17 novels published, including the recently-published Death List, is with The Book Folks of London. The event is part of National Crime Reading Month and Darlington Arts Festival. Not suitable for…

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Crime Writer Panel

May 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wigan Library, Wigan Life Centre
The Wiend, Wigan WN1 1NH United Kingdom
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£3.00

Join us for a crime writer panel at Wigan Library with 3 well known authors of the crime writing genre. The panel will feature David Beckler who is known for his fast- paced action thrillers; CJ Harter, a writer of psychological suspense and Antony Johnston, author of the Cold War espionage graphic novel ‘The Coldest City’ which was adapted into the major Hollywood film ‘Atomic Blonde’. After the interview, there will be a Q&A and book signing.   An event…

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Antony Johnston and David Beckler at Leigh Library

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Leigh Library, Turnpike Centre
Civic Square, Market Street, Leigh WN7 1EB United Kingdom
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£3.00

As part of National Crime Reading Month, local author CJ Harter will interview best-selling crime writers Antony Johnston, creator of Atomic Blonde and The Exphoria Code, and David Beckler, author of Brotherhood.   After the interview, there will be a Q&A and book signing.   Tickets are £3 each, available from the library.

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Caroline England Author Visit

May 21 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wigan Library, Wigan Life Centre
The Wiend, Wigan WN1 1NH United Kingdom
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£3.00

Caroline England is a former divorce lawyer based in Manchester. Beneath the Skin, her debut novel, was published by Avon HarperCollins in October 2017. Her second book, My Husband’s Lies, was released in May 2018 and became a top ten kindle bestseller. Her new book BETRAY HER was out in March. Come along to Tyldesley to meet her and see why Caroline is a highly talked about author.

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Roger A. Price Author Visit

May 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wigan Library, Wigan Life Centre
The Wiend, Wigan WN1 1NH United Kingdom
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£3.00

Having served for over thirty years in the police where he was involved in both covert and overt roles, across the UK, Europe and beyond Roger retired as a detective inspector and started to write about the wrongs instead of trying to right them. His first two novels are from the covert side of things whereas his next two are more from a traditional detective perspective, with some sneaky-beaky stuff thrown in.

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An Evening with Cath Staincliffe

May 23 @ 7:00 pm
Northwich Library, Witton Street
Northwich, CW9 5DR United Kingdom
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Meet The Author. An evening with Cath Staincliffe for National Crime Reading Month. Cath will be talking about her novels and her writing process, plus reading from her latest book, followed by a Q&A.   Cath Staincliffe is an award winning novelist, radio playwright and creator of ITV's hit series Blue Murder. Cath's books have been shortlisted for the CWA Best First Novel award. She was joint winner of the CWA Short Story Dagger in 2012. Letters To My Daughter's Killer was selected…

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Friends, Romans, Murderers with Jane Finnis

May 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Withernsea Library, Withernsea Centre
243 Queen Street, East Yorkshire HU19 2HH United Kingdom
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"Friends, Romans, Murderers…" Jane Finnis, who writes the Aurelia Marcella mysteries, talks about life (and death) in Roman Britain, and explores the pleasures and pitfalls of writing historical mysteries. Admission free: all welcome.   Jane's Aurelia Marcella novels tell of life and death in first-century Roman Britain. The turbulent province of Britannia on the very edge of the Roman Empire makes a good background for murder and mayhem. They all feature innkeeper Aurelia as a reluctant sleuth. They are published in the…

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Martin Edwards Author Visit

May 28 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wigan Library, Wigan Life Centre
The Wiend, Wigan WN1 1NH United Kingdom
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£3.00

Award winning author Martin Edwards visits Wigan Library. A member of the ‘Murder Squad’ collective of crime writers, Martin will be sharing his knowledge of the crime novel and his experiences of writing.   Martin is the author of the multi-award winning history of crime fiction between the wars, The Golden Age of Murder and the Macavity-winning The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books. He has written about and reviewed crime fiction for numerous books, magazines, websites and blogs. His essays appear…

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