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Killer Crime Club: Juicy Beach Reads


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  • Adele Parks
  • Lies Lies Lies book cover
  • Karen Hamilton
  • The Last Wife book cover

Veronica, Queen's Square | July 13, 2020

Is there anything better than sitting on the beach with a cold bevy beside you and a good book on your lap? We don't think so. Thrillers and mysteries are fabulous books to read during the summer because they satisfy our seasonal craving for action and adventure. When we read these books, we are introduced to clever and brave characters, and some that are downright evil (who doesn't love a bad guy). This genre often takes the reader on a journey with plot-twists that leave you trying to figure out what will happen next.  All these qualities make mysteries and thrillers the perfect books to read for a day at the beach.   

If you are looking for your next Juicy Beach Read, join us on Saturday, August 8 at 2:00 pm for our second Killer Crime Club. We will be hosting Adele Parks and Karen Hamilton as they talk about their newest books, Lies, Lies, Lies and The Last Wife. Kayleigh Platz will moderate the discussion.

Adele Parks was born in Teesside, North East England. She is the author of twenty bestselling novels including the recent Sunday Times Number One hits Lies Lies Lies and Just My Luck. She's an ambassador for The National Literacy Trust and a judge for the Costa. Adele has lived in Botswana, Italy and London, and is now settled in Guildford, Surrey, with her husband, son, and cat. 

Karen Hamilton spent her childhood in Angola, Zimbabwe, Belgium, and Italy and worked as a flight attendant for many years. Karen is a recent graduate of the Faber Academy and, having now put down roots in Hampshire to raise her young family with her husband, she satisfies her wanderlust by exploring the world through her writing. She is also the author of the international bestseller The Perfect Girlfriend.  

Want to buy one of these amazing books? Purchase one from The Bookshelf, our bookselling partner for this event. Contact The Bookshelf on their website or by calling 519.821.3311.