Crime Scene Leeds

crimesceneleeds_landscapeWe have been celebrating National Crime Writing month in Leeds Libraries and so far have enjoyed a number of author events in various different libraries.

The month kicked off with the Theakston’s Crime Writing Festival Big Read event at Central Library. The author David Mark joined our readers groups to discuss Casino Royale. There was a lively discussion about the evolution of Bond and his character over the years. I’m not sure that Casino Royale Bond was very popular with many of the women in our audience! If you are interested in reading the book, we have plenty of copies in our libraries, see what you think.

We followed that with a event at Halton Library with Tom Harper. Tom talked about his new book The Orpheus Descent and the massive amount of research that he does for his books, which are time slip thriller novels.

This week has seen events at Bramley library with Helen Cadbury on Monday and Steve Mosby at Moor Allerton on Tuesday. Helen discussed her debut Novel; To Catch a Rabbit and read excerpts of the book to the crowd. The readers group had read the book prior to the event so there was a really interesting discussion about Helen’s ideas and themes in the book. The readers group loved it so I would heartily recommend you give it a go, in fact we were urging Helen to get the second book written quickly!
Steve Mosby amused us all at Moor Allerton with an insight into how the mind of a crime writer works. His honesty about how difficult situations in his life have inspired his novels had the crowd listening in fascination.

And we still have more to come! On Monday night Stephen Booth is joining us at Central Library to talk about his latest Already Dead. Stephen is an accomplished best selling author and this event should be a real treat. The event is free but places are limited so ring 0113 247 6016 to book your place.

Plus, hot off the press we have just confirmed that Michael Robotham will be with us at Headingley Library on 23rd July at 7.00pm. Michael is over in the UK for the Theakston’s Crime Writing Festival and is fitting in a visit to us in Leeds. Michael is the bestselling author of various crime thriller novels as well as an ex ghost writer and journalist. Michael did an event with us last year that was fabulous (with a few scandalous secrets revealed!) so I can highly recommend coming along to hear him talk. He will be discussing his latest novel, just out in paperback; Say You’re Sorry.