April 9th: Death in Peking: Who Killed Pamela Werner – Graeme Sheppard

The brutal murder of the young and beautiful Pamela Werner in the city of Peking one night in January 1937 shocked the world, but the police never found or named the murderer. A best-selling book, Midnight in Peking, declared the murderer to be an American dentist, but English policeman Graeme Sheppard, 30 years with Scotland Yard, decided that conclusion was flawed, spent years investigating all aspects of the case and came up with an entirely different conclusion.

Instead of focussing on the expat debauchery that had entranced the author of Death in Peking, Sheppard metho­dic­ally shines his policeman’s torch on the diverse company of characters whose lives intersected with that of Pamela, teasingly dissecting their often bizarre backstories, flaws and idiosyncrasies, and possible motivations for violence.

Part of our CRIME SEASON. Buy a CRIME SPREE TICKET to all 4 events – and save £4!

Tickets £6 from Hungerford Bookshop, or on-line at ArtsForHungerford.com

Start of Our Crime Season: March 7th: Orenda Crime Roadshow

Thursday 7th March. Herongate Auditorium

Orenda Roadshow – an evening of International Crime Fiction

Lined up on the stage and waiting to tell you about their books – in just one minute – will be at least 14 top class Crime writers. Each author will then randomly ready for one minute, before answering any questions you may have. These authors tour the country and we are proud to be the only selected independent on their 2019 tour. You can catch them inBirmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester..and Hungerford. People travel from all over the country for this evening of crime fiction.

Authors joining us will include: Matt Wesolowski, Louise Beech, Steph Broadribb, Will Carver, Kjell Ola Dahl, Simone Buchholz, Helen FitzGerald, Thomas Enger, Johana Gustawsson, Antti Tuomainen, Lilja Sigurdardottir, Susi Holliday, West Camel

Join us for this funny and engaging evening and come away with a list or pile of books that will keep you absorbed for weeks.

7:30 at Herongate Club, Hungerford.

Tickets £7 including a glass of wine from Hungerford Bookshop (01488 683480) or on-line: https://crimeroadshow.eventbrite.co.uk

PART OF OUR CRIME SEASON. Buy a CRIME SPREE TICKET – to all 4 events and save £4!