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Crime novel capers coming to Chichester

Book Cover- Thin Air by Ann CleevesAs well as an action-packed, blood-curdling murder mystery evening, Chichester Library is playing host to a discussion between three crime authors about their writing in the next few weeks.

Katy of Chichester Copywriter is very much looking forward to popping her Miss Marple hat on!

Murder at the Ravenswick Hotel – Murder Mystery Evening

Are you a fan of the BBC One series Shetland and ITV’s Vera? This is your chance to solve a murder in “the library of the Ravenswick Hotel”.

On Friday 27th February at 19.30 local actors will carry out a murder mystery performance at Chichester Library using details from an official crime scene report. The evening will be scripted by author Ann Cleeves who has written over 25 novels, sold over one million copies worldwide and was inducted in to the CWA Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame in 2012.

During the interval, you’ll get the chance to discuss the evidence and enjoy free wine and cheese. The winner will receive a signed copy of Ann’s latest book in the Jimmy Perez Shetland series, Thin Air.

Tickets are £5.00 (including a glass of wine) and are available from Chichester Library. Please call 01243 777351 for more details.


Capital Crimes with popular authors Imogen Robertson, Ben Fergusson and Laura Wilson

Book Cover - Theft of Life By Imogen RobertsonOn Thursday 19th March at 19.30 historical crime writers will discuss their different crime novels. They will reveal what inspired their writing and how each location and period proved more surprising and interesting than they could ever have expected.

After winning the Telegraph’s First Thousand Words of a Novel competition in 2007, Imogen Robertson became a full time writer. The latest book in her Westerman and Crowther crime series, Theft of Life, is set in London against the background of the transatlantic slave trade. She has been shortlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger three times.

Ben Fergusson is a novelist, editor, publisher and translator. He has worked for ten years as an editor and publisher in the art world. His short fiction has appeared in publications in both the UK and the US and has won and been short-listed for a range of prizes. His first novel, The Spring of Kasper Meier, was written during a four-year period of living and working in Berlin.

The Guardian’s crime fiction reviewer Laura Wilson has had two of her novels shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger. The Lover won the French Prix du Polar Europeen and the first in her historical DI Stratton series, Stratton’s War, won the CWA Ellis Peters Award.

Tickets are £3.00 and are available from Chichester Library. Please call 01243 777351 for more details.

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