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May 2019

Crime Writer Panel

May 20, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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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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