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Crime Mystery Trail

May 1 @ 9:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm

The Infamous Criminal mastermind ‘The Quizzer’ has stolen a pie that was left unattended overnight in a van. It’s your job to follow his crumb trail and answer the questions given by his devious goons, aka ‘The Categories’, to find out where he’s hidden the various pie pieces and what colours they are. If you don’t find them The Quizzer has promised to destroy all pies and their pie moulds. Please save Wigan from this apocalyptic catastrophe and be the…

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Alis Hawkins’ Indie Bookshop Tour: Cardigan

May 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Awen Teifi, Cardigan:  Alis Hawkins is celebrating National Crime Reading Month and the publication of  In Two Minds, the second in her Teifi Valley Coroner historical crime series by visiting all of Wales’s independent bookshops.   Harry Probert-Lloyd, a young barrister forced home from London by encroaching blindness, has begun work as the acting coroner of Teifi Valley with solicitor’s clerk John Davies as his assistant. When a faceless body is found on an isolated beach, Harry must lead the inquest. But his…

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Glenis Wilson – Dead Heat (A Harry Radcliffe Mystery)

May 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join Glenis on May 25th at Radcliffe-on-Trent Library to discuss his latest Horse Racing Mystery in the Harry Radcliffe Series:  No.4, entitled – ‘DEAD HEAT’ published by Severn House Publishers. Jump jockey Harry Radcliffe is forced to turn reluctant sleuth yet again in the fourth of this fast-paced, highly entertaining racing mystery series. Champion jockey Harry Radcliffe is wracked with guilt, reeling from the knowledge that his recent attempt to solve the murder of local prostitute Alice Goode has led…

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WHSmith Cardiff: Leslie Scase and G B Williams

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rounding off the Saturdays in Crime Reading Month, WHSmiths in Cardiff will host another two Crime Cymru authors: Leslie Scase, whose first historical crime novel, Fortuna’s Deadly Shadow is just out, and G B Williams, author of the hard-boiled Locked series, including the latest, Locked Down.

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Psychological Thrillers with Barbara Copperthwaite

May 25 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Hosted by Deepings Literary Festival With Lincolnshire’s Fens at the heart of her psychological thriller writing Barbara Copperthwaite knows just how dangerous our location can be! Come and find out more…   Barbara Copperhwaite is the Amazon, Kobo and USA Today bestselling author of psychological thrillers, including The Perfect Friend, The Darkest Lies and Flowers For The Dead. Discover how her childhood in the Lincolnshire Fens, real crimes, and her former life as a journalist have influenced of her writing!   The…

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Alis Hawkins Indie Bookshop Tour: Mumbles

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cover to Cover in Mumbles, Swansea:  Alis Hawkins is celebrating National Crime Reading Month and the publication of  In Two Minds, the second in her Teifi Valley Coroner historical crime series by visiting all of Wales’s independent bookshops.   Harry Probert-Lloyd, a young barrister forced home from London by encroaching blindness, has begun work as the acting coroner of Teifi Valley with solicitor’s clerk John Davies as his assistant. When a faceless body is found on an isolated beach, Harry must lead the…

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Alis Hawkins Indie Bookshop Tour: Haverfordwest

May 28 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Victoria Bookshop, Haverfordwest:  Alis Hawkins is celebrating National Crime Reading Month and the publication of  In Two Minds, the second in her Teifi Valley Coroner historical crime series by visiting all of Wales’s independent bookshops.   Harry Probert-Lloyd, a young barrister forced home from London by encroaching blindness, has begun work as the acting coroner of Teifi Valley with solicitor’s clerk John Davies as his assistant. When a faceless body is found on an isolated beach, Harry must lead the inquest. But his…

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Friends, Romans, Murderers with Jane Finnis

May 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

“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 USA…

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Martin Edwards Author Visit

May 28 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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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Sandra Prior – The Kingmaker

May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Kingmaker is the fifth book in the series by crime writer Sandra Prior, following Dangerous, Diamond Geezer, Mickey’s War and Mickey’s Revenge. With Mickey ‘Dangerous’ Taylor gone, his son Tommy is the new boss of the East End and he’s taking the gangland by storm, leaving his mark as the impeccably dressed, take-noshit boss he’s always dreamt of being. With new ventures around every corner, a new bird every day of the week and unlimited booze and blow, Tommy…

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Alis Hawkins’ Indie Bookshop Tour: Narberth

May 29 @ 7:30 pm

Alis will be at Chapter One bookshop in Narberth Museum talking to readers over wine and nibbles about why I chose to set my historical crime series in the Teifi Valley and giving sneak previews of In Two Minds.   Harry Probert-Lloyd, a young barrister forced home from London by encroaching blindness, has begun work as the acting coroner of Teifi Valley with solicitor’s clerk John Davies as his assistant. When a faceless body is found on an isolated beach,…

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Alis Hawkins’ Indie Bookshop Tour: St David’s Bookshop

May 30 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

St David’s Bookshop, St David’s, Pembrokeshire Britain’s smallest bookshop:  Alis Hawkins is celebrating National Crime Reading Month and the publication of  In Two Minds, the second in her Teifi Valley Coroner historical crime series by visiting all of Wales’s independent bookshops.   Harry Probert-Lloyd, a young barrister forced home from London by encroaching blindness, has begun work as the acting coroner of Teifi Valley with solicitor’s clerk John Davies as his assistant. When a faceless body is found on an isolated beach, Harry must…

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Kimberley Chambers – The Sting

May 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Best friends Tommy Boyle and Scratch always had each other’s backs. Dragged up in care, and cruelly betrayed by everyone they trusted, they made a pact to fight their way out of the gutter – together. Old loyalties die hard on the streets of London. Tommy throws his lot in with the notorious Darling family – even if it means leaving Scratch to the wolves. She’s destined for a different path, reinventing herself as copper Kim Regan. Now they’re on…

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Toni Mount: Author Talk & Book Launch

June 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Toni Mount on 1st June at Benson Library, Oxfordshire to launch the new murder mystery The Colour of Lies. Toni will be talking about her writing career, writing non-fiction history books,and medieval murder mysteries, the story so far in the Sebastian Foxley series and readings from previous novels and the new book.   It is late summer and London is all a-bustle for St Bartholomew’s Fayre, with merchants arriving from faraway lands. When an old friend returns with fabulous items for sale,…

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Glenis Wilson – Dead Heat (A Harry Radcliffe Mystery)

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Glenis on June 4th at Southwell Racecourse to discuss his latest Horse Racing Mystery in the Harry Radcliffe Series:  No.4, entitled – ‘DEAD HEAT’ published by Severn House Publishers. Jump jockey Harry Radcliffe is forced to turn reluctant sleuth yet again in the fourth of this fast-paced, highly entertaining racing mystery series. Champion jockey Harry Radcliffe is wracked with guilt, reeling from the knowledge that his recent attempt to solve the murder of local prostitute Alice Goode has led…

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Murder Will Out: Heffers Crime presents a day of Crime, Thriller and Mystery Fiction

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

On Saturday 8th June, fifteen hand-picked crime writers will descend upon Cambridge for a murderously good day of panel discussions, book signings – and answering those author questions you’ve been just dying to ask. This is Murder Will Out. Featuring: Fiona Barton, Simon Brett, Julia Chapman, Rory Clements, Mick Finlay, Lucy Foley, Elly Griffiths, Mick Herron, Lisa Jewell, Gytha Lodge, Alex Michaelides, Anthony Quinn, William Shaw, Laura Shepherd-Robinson and L C Tyler.   For more information and tickets (various prices) please visit murderwillout.eventbrite.co.uk, call 01223 463200 or ask in Heffers bookshop.

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An Evening With Ben Aaronovitch

June 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Ben Aaronovitch will be hosting an hour-long discussion, in the famous Browns courtrooms, where he will be discussing The October Man, the new novella in the Rivers of London series. The talk with last for one hour, including a Q&A. Afterwards, copies of The October Man will be available to purchase and have signed by the author. The October Man Trier is famous for wine, Romans and for being Germany’s oldest city. So when a man is found dead with, his…

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Murder Mystery evening at Norton Priory Museum

June 11 @ 7:00 pm

Kate Ellis will be presenting a Murder Mystery evening at Norton Priory Museum. Kate has written twenty two novels featuring black archaeology graduate, DI Wesley Peterson and his Liverpool-born boss DCI Gerry Heffernan and five crime novels with a supernatural twist featuring DI Joe Plantagenet – as well as a standalone historical mystery, The Devil’s Priest, set in Tudor Liverpool. She has recently commenced a new historical trilogy set in the aftermath of the First World War and the first in the series has recently been…

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Karin Slaughter In Conversation With Mark Billingham

June 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

GOLDSBORO BOOKS IN ASSOCIATION WITH FIRST MONDAY CRIME                                      PRESENTS… Karin Slaughter In Conversation with Mark Billingham on June 12th, 6:30pm. Join us for a stimulating evening with #1 internationally bestselling author Karin Slaughter and Mark Billingham, who has just recorded his eighteenth consecutive Top Ten bestseller in the UK. Karin will be talking with Mark about her forthcoming book The Last Widow, a gripping…

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Pauline Rowson at Totton Library

June 20 @ 2:00 pm

Adventure, mystery, heroes and the sea have always held a fascination for Pauline Rowson so it wasn’t surprising that she turned to crime  – writing that is – and created an exciting series of marine based crime novels set against the atmospheric backdrop of the sea on the South Coast of England. Pauline is the author of nineteen crime novels, fourteen featuring the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton three in the marine mystery series featuring former Royal Marine Commando Art Marvik, now an undercover…

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