Theatre nights and author talks hosted by Cumbria Libraries throughout June

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READING: National Crime Reading Month at Cumbrian libraries
READING: National Crime Reading Month at Cumbrian libraries

Libraries are celebrating National Crime Reading Month with a series of murder mystery live theatre nights and author events featuring local crime writers.

It will take place this June and will bring readers historical, contemporary, and psychological crime books.

The murder mystery live theatre nights, will be delivered by Carlisle based theatre company Highly Suspect.

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Hannah Clarke, Library Outreach Project Officer, said: "Cumbria Libraries are excited to bring you a fresh look at crime, where there really is something for everyone.

"We can’t wait to welcome the people of Cumbria to these wonderful events and we’re so excited to be joined by a range of popular, local authors such as MW Craven, Jean Briggs, Deborah Swift, Claire Askew, Caroline Moir, Tom Ashton, Matthew Booth and Helen Phifer."

Those who want to get involved can apply for a ticket to attend in person, or watch the author talks that will be live streamed through Cumbria’s Libraries and Archives Facebook page.

National Crime Reading Month is an initiative developed and run by the Crime Writers’ Association which aims to bring new books to existing readers and new readers to the world’s most popular and best-selling genre.

Councillor Deborah Earl, cabinet member for public health and local communities, said: "These events will be friendly and informal; people can meet with authors and ask them any questions they have."

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