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Top crime writer to visit Central Library

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Peterborough City Council’s Central Library is proud to host a visit from the award-winning American crime author Jeffery Deaver, who will be talking about his work, with emphasis on his latest book, ‘The Broken Window’.

Mr Deaver has written 23 novels, sold over 20 million books worldwide and has been a Sunday Times bestseller in this country with his last 10 books. More information about the author and his work can be found on his website

His most popular character is Lincoln Rhyme, a quadriplegic forensic detective, who has appeared in seven of his novels so far. Denzel Washington played Lincoln Rhyme in the feature film version of The Bone Collector.

The Broken Window is the eighth novel featuring Lincoln Rhyme and sees the detective up against the most terrifying, thought-provoking and ultimate 21st century criminal – an identity thief who tracks down his victims and then spins a web of false evidence to pin the crime on an innocent stooge. The latest book is what Deaver fans worldwide have been waiting for; not only does it contain all his trademark twists and turns but the book also reveals for the first time the family background of the brusque central character.

Mr Deaver will be appearing at the John Clare Theatre, Central Library, Peterborough, on Thursday 24 July at 1 pm.

Tickets cost £3 (£2 concessions) and are available from Central Library or from Waterstone’s in Bridge Street. For further information please contact reader services on 01733 864277.

Peterborough City Council is supporting the National Year of Reading and this event is just one of many aimed at bringing literature to life. The National Year of Reading aims to change the culture of reading in Britain forever by creating and encouraging life-long reading for pleasure.

This year, libraries, schools, community groups and local businesses will be working in partnership to support reading in every section of the community. To find out more about the National Year of Reading visit and for local information visit

For further information about this event, please call reader services on (01733) 864277.

Peterborough UK Community Website - July 2008




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