Rugby Library is hosting a free event on in which the
popular crime writer Stephen Booth will be doing a free
talk next Friday (June 28).
As part of National Crime Writing Month, Stephen will be
talking about his best-selling new book ‘Already Dead’, a
crime thriller set in the Peak District one rainy summer
which has been described as ‘a masterclass in British
A former journalist, Stephen gave that up to write crime
thrillers and has produced a novel each year since 2000 and
has created the Cooper and Fry series, featuring the two
detectives, Ben Cooper and Diane Fry.
The books have won various awards including the Gold Dagger
for Crime Writing and has twice been shortlisted for the
Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year.
Andrew Button, senior reader development librarian, said:
“Stephen is a high quality writer with a growing profile
whom we are delighted to bring to Rugby. The evening will
be a great opportunity for people who enjoy reading, and
those who are not avid readers yet, to meet like-minded
people and enjoy the company of one of the country’s top
The event has been organised in partnership with the Crime
Writers Association. It starts at 7pm and is free.
Tickets should be booked in advance from Rugby Library on
0300 555 8171.