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Ex-cop author Graham Pears to give crime novel readings

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Policeman turned crime author Graham Pears will be reading from his novels at Hexham Library next month.

The former Chief Superintendent with Northumbria Police started writing as a diversion and has now dedicated himself to penning page turning crime fiction with a twist of humour.

His first novel, The Myth of Justice, was published in 2009 by Red Squirrel Press and introduced readers to Newcastle detective Francis Whittle, aka ‘Jet’. A Time For Justice is the second Jet novel. Graham is currently working on the third.

He will be reading from his first two books on November 9 between 7pm-8.30pm.

Graham, who was born in Wallsend, North Tyneside, and now lives in Stocksfield, Northumberland, joined the police cadets in 1974 and retired in 2007.

While in the middle of a busy career he took an arts degree following on with an MA in creative writing.  Although he had originally started work on his first degree to give him a break from police work, it seemed natural for him to write about crime.

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Tickets for the Hexham Library event cost £4. Call 01434 652 488 for more information or to book.


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