Friends of Wirral Libraries to host author talks as part of National Crime Reading Month

Throughout June, the Friends of Wirral Libraries is funding a selection of talks by crime authors Martin Edwards, Kate Ellis, Gina Kirkham, Luca Veste, David Jackson, and Mary Torjussen.

Martin’s novels include eight Harry Devlin mysteries set in Liverpool, eight Lake District Mysteries and four books featuring Rachel Savernake, two of which have been nominated for The Crime Writers’ Association Dagger Awards.

Kate was born in Liverpool and she is the author of an acclaimed trilogy set in the aftermath of World War I, as well as a recently reissued, spooky detective series featuring DI Joe Plantagenet.

Gina, Luca, and David, all local authors,  will host a relaxed informal chat about books, their writing process, inspiration for their characters, storylines, and an open Q&A.

Mary writes psychological thrillers set in Wirral. After taking an MA in Creative Writing at Liverpool John Moores University, she left her teaching job and focused on writing.

Her novels, Gone Without a Trace, The Girl I Used to Be, and The Closer You Get have been sold in the UK, the US and translated into several languages. She is currently working as a literary editor and writing her next novel.  

There will be refreshments provided by the Friends at all events.

Tickets cost £5 (plus booking fee). To book a place, please visit:

Mary Torjussen at Greasby Library – Monday, 3 June, at 2:30pm

Gina Kirkham, Luca Veste, David Jackson at Bebington Library – Thursday, 6 June, at 7:30pm

Martin Edwards at Wallasey Central Library – Tuesday, 11 June, at 6pm

Kate Ellis at West Kirby Library – Thursday, 20 June, at 2:30pm

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