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Yorkshire Crime Writing – Why Place Matters

With Yorkshire Crime Writers Chris Nickson, Julia Chapman, AA Dhand and Frances Brody.

October 29, 2022 @ 14:00 16:00

As part of the Farsley Literature Festival we are absolutely delighted to announce that these four hugely popular Yorkshire crime writers will be with us at The Constitutional for an afternoon of discussion about Why Place Matters.

Chris Nickson was born in Leeds, but lived in the United States from the age of 21, returning to the UK in 2005. As a music journalist, he specialised in world and roots music. The DI Tom Harper series which takes place in Leeds in the 1890s, now includes ten books, A Dark Steel Death will be released in September.

Julia Chapman is the pseudonym of Julia Stagg. Born with a wanderlust that keeps her moving, Julia has lived in Japan, Australia, the USA and France. She is now glad to call the Yorkshire Dales home, its distinctive landscape and way of life providing the setting for her latest series of novels, the Dales Detective, her latest release is Date with Death which will be released in September.

A.A. Dhand was raised in Bradford and spent his youth observing the city from behind the counter of a small convenience store. After qualifying as a pharmacist, he worked in London and travelled extensively before returning to Bradford to start his own business and begin writing. The history, diversity and darkness of the city have inspired his Harry Virdee novels.  The Blood Divide is a stand alone novel which is out now.

Frances Brody was born in Leeds, where she now lives. She studied at Ruskin College, Oxford and has a degree in English literature and History from University of York .Frances she has written a series of 1920s crime novels featuring Kate Shackleton, sleuth extraordinaire. The sixth in the series, An Avid Reader, is set in the Leeds Library, the oldest surviving subscription library of its type in the UK. After nine books in the series Brody wrote a short story prequel, Kate Shackleton’s First Case, in which the story begins in a Harrogate teashop. The thirteenth book in the series (excluding “first case”) A Mansion for Murder will be released in October.

51 Town Street
Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5HX
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