Top crime writers coming to Tameside

Date Released - 23/03/2017

SURVEYS regularly show that crime is Britain’s favourite book genre. Detective novels are always in high demand at libraries up and down the country. It seems few people can resist the lure of a good whodunit.

For that reason, and as a salute to World Book Night, Tameside Libraries has invited two of Britain’s best crime novelists to Denton Library – Rachel Abbott and Daniel Cole.

Rachel, a writer of psychological thrillers, was born near Manchester. Her first three books combined to sell more than a million copies and she is among the top 15 best-selling authors on Kindle.

Her fourth work, “Stranger Child”, was the 11th bestselling novel in the first half of 2015 and the most borrowed book during that period.

Daniel Cole is already the Sunday Times’ best-selling debut author after publishing his first novel, “Ragdoll”, last month. It centres on a controversial detective called Nathan Wolfe and has been described as fast, funny, brilliantly unpredictable and scarily horrific.

Rachel and Daniel will be sharing the secrets behind their career, and explaining how they create heart-stopping storylines and their almost unbearably tense plots. Books will be on sale and both authors are happy to sign.

Cllr Ged Cooney, Tameside Council’s executive member with responsibility for libraries, said: “Crime novels are very popular and I’m sure this meet-the-authors event will be very popular too.

“It offers a rare chance to find out what makes crime-writers tick and what gives them their inspiration.

The 90-minute event, supported by Thackeray’s Book Shop of Market Street, Denton, starts at noon on Thursday, April 27, at Denton Library in Denton Town Hall. Booking is essential. Reserve your place at

For more information call 0161 342 2031.

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