Chichester Library to host top crime authors

Budding crime writers are being offered the chance to get up close with some of the genre’s leading authors at Chichester Library next week.

It is part of a one-off talk with novelists from the national Mystery People group - set up in March this year to promote crime fiction.

The event, on Tuesday September 11, will see a number of leading authors speak about their books and offer advice on getting published.

It will be fronted by Joan Moules, who has written more than 20 books, and Portsmouth-based Eileen Robertson, who recently released her second novel: ‘Blackmail For Beginners’.

They will be joined by gay writer of romantic fiction, Charlie Cochrane, historical author, Nicole Slade, as well as Women’s Weekly magazine columnist Carol Westron.

Lionel Barnard, West Sussex County Council Deputy Leader who oversees the Library Service, said: “As an avid crime reader myself I can recommend this to anyone interested in crime fiction books.

“Budding authors take note: this is an excellent opportunity to get some sound advice from the experts on getting published for the first time.”

Tickets for the evening event, which starts at 7:30pm, cost £3 each and available from the library.

To find out more contact the branch on 01243 777 351 or visit Tower Street, Chichester, PO19 1QJ.

Alternatively go to the West Sussex Library Service’s website at