Consider yourself a bit of a Poirot?

Published on: Monday, 15-February-2016

If you think you could give Poirot a run for his money make sure you get along to Knowsley’s libraries where you will have the chance to put your crime solving skills to the test with the fictional crime scene which will be created in all our branches as part of a special Crime Reading Festival.

The Library Service’s first Knowsley Crime Reading Festival will be an exciting fortnight, from 29 February to 12 March, packed full of events and activities for sleuths of all ages!

During the festival library visitors will be able to view a fictional crime scene in all our branches culminating in solving of the crime with crime and mystery writer Margaret Murphy and Helen Pepper, crime writing judge and advisor on the Shetland and Vera series for TV.

It promises to be a great festival with inspirational talks and presentations from published crime writers as well as a fascinating look back, with Ken Pye, at some renowned local criminal characters and crimes.

As part of the festival all the libraries’ regular sessions will all have a special crime theme including our reading groups for adults and activities for children and young people.

Cllr Eddie Connor, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said:

“We’re very proud to be presenting the borough’s first Crime Reading Festival with a superb series of events showcasing some amazing authors from our region. Whether you’re an ardent fan or new to the genre the festival is sure to inspire your interest in crime writing.”

All events are free but some have limited places and advance booking is required. Tickets are available from all our libraries.

For the full programme of events visit: or ask for details in your local library.