I’m out and about this week talking about the Greek Detective and how life in the Greek islands became a life in fiction.
On Wednesday 15th October at 7pm, join me and my partners-in-crime Stephen Booth and Steven Dunne at the Galleries of Justice museum in Nottingham’s Lace Market. Stephen Booth is well know for his highly acclaimed Derbyshire-based Cooper & Fry mysteries (one of which, Dancing with the Virgins, centres around a murder on the moor barely a mile from my home). Steven Dunne writes the excellent DI Damen Brook series, also based in Derbyshire, and his fourth novel, The Unquiet Grave, earned an honourable mention in this year’s East Midlands Book Awards.
The Galleries of Justice is an appropriate venue for Halloween month – it’s regarded as one of the most haunted buildings in Britain, with regular reports of rattling keys, slamming doors and sightings of a mysterious black-clad figure on the balcony. There has been a court on the site since 1375 with a prison added in 1449, and the Galleries were the only place in Britain where you could be tried, convicted and have sentence carried out all in one place, with executions sometimes done at the building’s entrance. It all sounds a little intimidating, especially since there are bodies buried under the courtyard…
If you’re nearer to Derby than Nottingham (or if you’re not a fan of things that go bump in the night), I’ll be at Waterstone’s on Thursday 16th October for informal chatter about Hermes, Greek food and Greek island life, with maybe a reading or two as well. As far as I’m aware, there are no supernatural goings-on at Derby Waterstone’s, just a warm welcome from the shop’s always-delightful staff.
I’d be delighted to see you there.
Author of the Mysteries of the Greek Detective, books with a touch of mythology set in almost-contemporary Greece, and featuring lots of fabulous Greek food.
Jul 14, 2014 Comments Off