Win tickets to crime writers’ discussion at the library

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John Connolly, award-winning writer of the best-selling Charlie Parker novels, will be showcasing his new thriller in the series, The Wrath of Angels, at Scarborough Library later this month.

The Irish novelist, who was the first non-American writer to win the US Shamus award, is a lively and entertaining speaker.

He will be dropping in to Scarborough as part of a UK tour and will be joined by fellow mystery writer Declan Burke.

They will also be discussing a new work they have co-edited Books To Die For – a series of personal essays about the thriller books they love from Christie to Child and Poe to PD James, from Sherlock Holmes to Hannibal Lecter and Philip Marlowe to Peter Wimsey.

County Cllr Chris Metcalfe, North Yorkshire’s executive member for libraries, said: “We are delighted that John has included us in his UK tour and and want to give him a warm welcome. This is just the sort of event libraries are keen to host.”

The event is on Thursday September 13 at 7.30pm. Tickets, available from the library, are £3 including complimentary refreshments.

For a chance to win a copy of John’s latest book and two tickets answer the following questionL

What is the name of the private detective who appears in John Connolly’s thrillers?

Put your answer on a postcard with your name, address, and contact telephone details and drop it off at the reference section of the library in Vernon Road by September 10.