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Crime Reading Month Authors and Book Covers Crime Reading Month
2016

Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough Libraries are delighted to celebrate national Crime Reading Month in June. We will be holding various events in our libraries.
Details are listed below and the ticket price includes refreshments!
Learn more about Crime Reading Month here.
Why not get inspired in advance - check out the Crime Reading Month Pinterest Board.


A crime sceneTuesday 14th June
7.30 - 8.30
Leighton Buzzard Library
Anne Cleeves Murder Mystery Evening

Do you have what it takes to solve this mystery and expose the murderer?
Light refreshments provided.
Free tickets available form the library.
For more information or to book your place call 0300 3008059.


Peter Tickler book covers and photoThursday 16th June
3.00 - 4.00
Potton Library
Murder Most Malicious

Do you like reading or watching crime fiction? Have you ever harboured secret thoughts of writing a crime novel?
Well come and listen to crime writer Peter Tickler as he lets you into some of the secrets of the trade. Is plot more important than character? Can you distinguish your POV from your ABC? How on earth does he devise a murderous plot? Peter will get you thinking – and he will also get you devising characters for a new crime n ovel. Can you help him flesh out a murderer and a motive? Of course you can! Apart from his “deliciously thrilling and wildly unpredictable” plots (Oxford Today), he is well known for his lively and informative talks (“We have never had anything quite like it. It was a winner").
Tickets are £2.00 and available from the library.
For more information or to book your place call 0300 3008063.


Peter Tickler book covers and photoThursday 16th June
7.30 - 8.30
Flitwick Library
Murder Most Malicious

Do you like reading or watching crime fiction? Have you ever harboured secret thoughts of writing a crime novel?
Well come and listen to crime writer Peter Tickler as he lets you into some of the secrets of the trade. Is plot more important than character? Can you distinguish your POV from your ABC? How on earth does he devise a murderous plot? Peter will get you thinking – and he will also get you devising characters for a new crime n ovel. Can you help him flesh out a murderer and a motive? Of course you can! Apart from his “deliciously thrilling and wildly unpredictable” plots (Oxford Today), he is well known for his lively and informative talks (“We have never had anything quite like it. It was a winner").
Tickets are £2.00 and available from the library.
For more information or to book your place call 0300 3008063.


Kate Rhodes book covers and photoTuesday 21st June
7.30 - 8.30
Toddington Library
Kate Rhodes

Join us at Toddington Library to meet crime writer Kate Rhodes, best-selling crime novelist and award winning poet. Kate's first novel, 'Crossbones Yard,' was published in 2012 and was the first in an ongoing series featuring London-based psychologist, Alice Quentin. Kate will be talking about the settings for her Alice Quentin novels, and the true crimes that inspired them.
Tickets are £2.00 and available from the library.
For more information or to book your place call 0300 3008069.


Kate Rhodes book covers and photoWednesday 22nd June
7.30 - 8.30
Shefford Library
Carole Phillips

Carole Phillips will be recounting true stories of her time as a female officer in Bedfordshire Police before equal opportunities and political correctness, the integration of women into front-line services and her journey through the ranks to Superintendent. Her book, 'Blue Line - Pink Thread', provides a fascinating insight into life in the police service from 1969 through to 2000. Carole writes with humour and sincerity to deliver numerous fascinating accounts, including those of her time as a detective and as the first female patrol sergeant.
Tickets are £2.00 and available from the library.
For more information or to book your place call 0300 3008069.


Kate Rhodes book covers and photoThursday 23rd June
10.00
Bedford Central Library
Carole Phillips

Carole Phillips will be recounting true stories of her time as a female officer in Bedfordshire Police before equal opportunities and political correctness, the integration of women into front-line services and her journey through the ranks to Superintendent. Her book, 'Blue Line - Pink Thread', provides a fascinating insight into life in the police service from 1969 through to 2000. Carole writes with humour and sincerity to deliver numerous fascinating accounts, including those of her time as a detective and as the first female patrol sergeant.
Tickets are £1.00 and available from the library.
For more information or to book your place call 0300 3008069.


Nicola Upson book covers and photoTuesday 28th June
7.30 - 8.30
Barton Library
Nicola Upson

Join us at Barton Library for an evening with Nicola Upson. Her debut novel, ‘An Expert in Murder’, was the first in a series of crime novels to feature Josephine Tey, one of the leading authors of Britain's golden age of crime-writing, and was praised by PD James as marking “the arrival of a new and assured talent”. Nicola lives with her partner in Cambridge and Cornwall, which was the setting for her second novel, ‘Angel with Two Faces’. The third book in the series, ‘Two for Sorrow’, was followed by ‘Fear in the Sunlight’, ‘The Death of Lucy Kyte’ and ‘London Rain’. Taken together, they paint an atmospheric picture of England between the wars.
Tickets are £2.00 and available from the library.
For more information or to book your place call 0300 3008054.


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