Author Alison Bruce called into Lakenheath library last night (Thursday 7th March) to describe how she writes her crime novels. The secret, she told her audience, is research, detailed planning and a carefully worked out plot which, nonetheless, still leaves room for sudden inspiration – BUT forget about sleep! Alison frequently works all night when faced with a deadline from her publisher. Unbelievably, she had worked until 4.30 that morning on her fifth book (The Backs, to be published this autumn by Soho Constable) but still had the energy to come and talk, answer questions and sign her novels for over two insightful and enthralling hours.
You can borrow Alison’s DC Goodhew series of whodunnits set in Cambridge from the library, so why not call in – and at the same time ask about the 2013 “Dagger in the Library” awards and how YOU can nominate your favourite crime writer for the prestigious award?
A F.O.L.K. event to remind you that there is MORE to our library than books!
Article by Anne Cross, photographs by Jim Cross, 2013.