Crime writer Stephen Book at Rugby Library

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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

crime writers.”

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.