Thursday 20 September 2018

A Trail of Mysterious Events

The darkness is closing in earlier and earlier and spooky season is edging nearer. It’s time to stay safely inside with a nice cup of tea and a huge page-turner of a thriller that will see you well into a sleepless night. The upcoming months are packed with nail-biting, addictive book releases and we’ve picked the best events that will be launching them.

Award-winning crime writer Elly Griffiths is back with gripping Gothic-tinged standalone The Stranger Diaries. When a literature teacher’s colleague is found dead in suspicious circumstances, she confides in her journal. However, it appears that someone else is also using it… Elly will be introducing and signing her intriguing new read and you won’t want to miss out!

Three fantastic crime authors at once and a glass or two of wine? We’re there! Join Rachel Abbott, Jenny Blackhurst and Mary Torjussen for a discussion on their latest thrillers, female characters, plot twists and how to pull off the perfect crime. 

Get acquainted with one of the most heartbreaking thrillers of the year. A woman returns to her childhood home after her mother’s death to sort through possessions and finally confront the mystery of what happened to the sister that went missing 30 years before. Jenny Quintana talks about and signs The Missing Girl at Waterstones Winchester.

The seventh Wells and Wong mystery, Death in the Spotlight, is released in early October and we can’t wait to see what unladylike adventure the girls get into this time. Don’t miss this chance to get all your Robin Stevens books signed.

This very special Cheltenham Literature Festival sees three children’s mystery authors come together to talk about how they drop hints, write their twists and keep the reader guessing. Join David O’Connell, Lauren St John and Lisa Thompson in conversation with Andrew Clover.

If you loved The Sinclair’s Mysteries, you’ll be happy to know that Sophie and Lil, two young female detectives, are returning in a new spin-off series, tackling espionage and murder in 1911 Paris. Catch the brilliant Katherine Woodfine as she signs copies of her books at Waterstones Durham.