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City Books Present (As Part Of Shoreham WordFest): Brighton Crime Gathering

Tuesday 25th September 2012 - Starts 7pm


Brighton Crime WordFest
Brighton Crime WordFest

City Books present Brighton Crime Gathering featuring Sara Sheridan, Mark Peterson and Peter Guttridge. Three fantastic authors share the stage at Ropetackle to discuss their crime novels which are all set in Brighton.

This one-off event features Sara Sheridan (Brighton Belle), Mark Peterson (Flesh & Blood) plus Peter Guttridge (The Thing Itself – last part of his Brighton based trilogy). With book readings, Q&A sessions, and book signings; this evening promises to be a real treat for book lovers of all genres.

First edition copies of the author’s works will be available on the night.


Mark Peterson – Flesh & Blood

The first novel in a stunning new crime series starring DS Minter. A psychopath intent on annihilating anyone in his way, a young detective with a troubled past and an investigation on the verge of collapse… When an undercover police officer is killed and a deadly shipment of pure heroin hits land, it looks as though the operation to bring down Brighton’s biggest drug dealer is compromised. But the investigation is in more trouble than either Detective Sergeant Minter or his boss, Tom Beckett, could ever imagine. Embarking on a bloody journey that will set him on a collision course with his team, Minter is pulled back into his own troubled past – to a childhood spent in care and the vicious murder of his closest friend.


Sara Sheridan – Brighton Belle

The first in an exciting new series featuring Mirabelle Bevan. Brighton in 1951. With the excitement of the war over and the Nazis brought to justice at Nuremberg, Mirabelle Bevan (retired Secret Service) thinks her skills are no longer required. After the death of her lover she moves to the seaside to put the past behind her and takes a job as a secretary at a debt collection agency run by the charismatic Big Ben McGuigan. But when confronted by the case of Romana Laszlo, a pregnant Hungarian refugee, Mirabelle discovers that her specialist knowledge is vital. With enthusiastic assistance from the pretty insurance clerk down the corridor, Vesta Churchill, Mirabelle follows a mysterious trail of gold sovereigns, betting scams and corpses.


Peter Guttridge – The Thing Itself

Gripping new thriller in the highly acclaimed Brighton series, which started with City Of The Dreadful Night and The Last King Of Brighton. The truth will out. Thriller writer Victor Tempest is dead and his son, the disgraced ex-Chief Constable Bob Watts, is discovering what really happened in the unsolved Brighton Trunk Murder of 1934. At the same time, DS Sarah Gilchrist has a lead that may establish the truth about the Milldean Massacre. If she can stay alive long enough to follow it… Jimmy Tingley, once SAS, now avenging angel, is in Europe on the trail of the Balkan.