Crimewriter fires up readers at Chesterfield Library

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AWARD-WINNING crimewriter Stephen Booth will launch his latest Cooper and Fry novel at Chesterfield Library.

The popular author will be appearing at the authority’s flagship library on Thursday, June 21, at 7.30pm to launch Dead and Buried − the latest outing by his Derbyshire detectives.

Tickets are £3 or £2 concessions and are available from Chesterfield Library or by calling the library help desk on 01629 533400.

The event - An Audience with Stephen Booth - has been organised in conjunction with the Chesterfield branch of Waterstones. It features a talk, question and answer session, book sales and signing by the author.

Stephen Booth is an award-winning UK crimewriter who created Derbyshire police officers Detective Constable Ben Cooper and Detective Sergeant Diane Fry. They have appeared in 11 novels set in England’s beautiful and atmospheric Peak District.

Dead and Buried sees a moorland fires sweep across the Peak District National Park - just one of a series of random acts of arson which have destroyed miles of heather moorland. When the flames die down, a grim surprise awaits the detectives.

Councillor Andrew Lewer, Derbyshire County Council Leader and Cabinet Member for Culture, said he was proud the popular crimewriter had chosen to launch his latest novel from our busiest library.

“Chesterfield Library is a great place to launch a new book and I am delighted to welcome Stephen Booth to the authority’s flagship library,” he said.

“Given Derbyshire is often the setting for his work, it seems fitting he should launch his latest work here.”

Councillor Lewer added: “Chesterfield Library is the 5th busiest in the country and as well as thousands of books to borrow it has a wide selection of reference and local studies works, DVDs and information services.

“Our 40 computers have free access to the internet and information databases such as Ancestry.com. Free Wifi means anyone with a laptop or smartphone can come in and browse the internet.

“It makes it a great place to relax or work.”