Crime writers gear up for Mold Library ‘murder’ event

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Two successful detective writers are the guests of a Murder In The Library evening.

Guests of The Mold Bookshop, local author Simon McCleave and Liverpool-born author David Jackson will talk about their best-selling mystery novels at an event at the Mold Library next week.

David Jackson is the critically acclaimed author of the DS series Nathan Cody and the crime series Callum Doyle, which includes the bestselling crybaby.

His stand-alone novels earned him a reputation as a master of cold-thriller and won him many fans in the detective fiction world.

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After an award-winning academic career, David now writes full-time. He lives on the Wirral with his wife and two daughters.

Simon McCleave was born in south London. After leaving university, he became a screenwriter for television and cinema, writing for series such as silent witness, The law project, EastEnders and much more.

Simon’s first book, The Snowdonia Murders, was released in January 2020 and sold over 200,000 copies. Her latest book in the DI Ruth Hunter series, The Portmeirion Murdersjust published.

Simon lives in North Wales with his wife and two children.

Caroline Johnson of The Mold Bookshop said: “We are delighted to have Simon and David joining us for this event. We look forward to an evening of crime with a double twist.

Dr Alice Vernon and her latest book, Night Terrors.

Later in the month, another local author will be signing copies of his new book.

Dr. Alice Vernon will be at The Mold Bookstore on Saturday, October 22 at 10:30 a.m. to sign copies of her latest publication, Night Terrors: Troubled Sleep and the Stories We Tell About It.

Have you ever woken up to find a stranger in your room? Alice Vernon does it often… Ever since she was a child, her nights have been haunted by the nightmares of a character from her adolescence, sinister hallucinations and episodes of sleepwalking. These are known as ‘parasomnias’ – and they are surprisingly common.

One night terrors, examines the history of our relationship with bad dreams. Along the way, Alice explores the Salem witch trials and sleep paralysis, Victorian ghost stories, and the experiences of soldiers with PTSD. By directly confronting her own weird and scary nights for the first time, Alice encourages us to reflect on how troubled sleep has impacted our imaginations.

Alice grew up in Mold and is now a lecturer in creative writing at Aberystwyth University, where she teaches students the basics of storytelling. His research focuses on the representations of sleep in science and culture.

• Murder In The Library takes place at the Mold Library on Wednesday October 19 at 7pm. £5 tickets are available online from www.mold-bookshop.co.ukfrom The Bookshop on 01352 759879 or Mold Library.

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