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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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Roger A. Price Author Visit

May 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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

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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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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