One of the UK’s top crime writers will be appearing at West Kirby Library as part of this year’s Wirral Bookfest.
Kate Ellis is best known for her series of novels featuring Detective Sergeant Wesley Peterson, who fights crime in the ‘mean streets’ – or should it be ‘mean lanes’? – of South Devon.
She has sold over half a million copies of her books worldwide and is nominated for this year’s The Dagger in the Library, which is one of the most prestigious crime writing awards in the UK.
Kate will be talking about her work at West Kirby Library on October 23 at 2pm as part of the annual Wirral Bookfest event, which will see local libraries throw open their doors to welcome authors, readers and aspiring writers in search of literary entertainment and inspiration.
This is the complete line-up:
October 3, 2pm: Elizabeth Gates: Taming the Wolf within: from idea to publication Heswall Library
October 4, 2.30pm: Stephen May: Stronger than skin Seacombe Library
October 5, 6pm: Ramsey Campbell: Fifty years of fear Birkenhead Central Library
October 9, 2pm: Maureen Lee in conversation Bebington Library
October 11, 2pm: Diane Hinds: How to promote your book Moreton Library
October 16, 2.30pm: David Hewitt: Joseph, 1917 Rock Ferry Library
October 16, 6pm: Andy Sawyer: Something in the Water? Liverpool science fiction Wallasey Central Library
October 19, 6pm: Angela Brabin: The trial of Dr Tomanzie Wallasey Central Library
October 23, 2pm: Kate Ellis: Writing crime, past and present West Kirby Library
October 26, 2pm: Shirley Jones: Jane Austen A Life in Letters Bromborough Library
October 27, 2pm: Dean Johnson: Tessimond’s Cats and Fiddles Wallasey Village Library
October 30, 6pm: Howard White and Ian Sloan: Being Morose West Kirby Library
All events are free, with refreshments kindly provided by the Friends of Wirral Libraries. To book, email elainewilson@, or call Elaine on 0151 639 2334 or 07785 502 018