In this event Andy Coward, who writes as Jake Howard will talk about his love of crime detection over a 30-year police career and his current love of writing crime novels. There will be a reading from his first crime novel, The Killing Barn (Amazon 4.7/5 star reviews) followed by a Q&A.

This will be followed by a second reading from his latest novel, Storm Rising, which will be published later in 2018. A further Q&A about Storm Rising will follow together with a discussion about the ongoing themes of the books and the engagement of readers with characters and plot lines.

Price: Free event, no booking required
Place: Institute Room, Friends Meeting House, Skinnergate
Date and time: 26th May 5pm-6pm
Contact: people can contact Andy Coward on or just turn up (and risk being refused entry by the door staff!)