National Crime Reading Month

Criminous Pleasures: A Dictionary of True Crime

East Midlands & Yorkshire

Event Type:Author book launch and talk
Event Organiser:North Lincolnshire Libraries
Booking Link:https://www.opac.northlincs.gov.uk/events#/events/957435da-4772-4933-804f-a1f8d1d3bbd1?q=criminous%20pleasures
Ticket Price:Free

Scunthorpe Central
Carlton Street
North Lincolnshire
DN15 6TX

Venue accessibility:

First floor performance area with lift access
Accessible building
Accessible toilets

On the first day of National Crime Reading Month, Stephen Wade launches his new book, ‘A dictionary of true crime’, a personal selection of favourite crime cases from Stephen’s research file, along with classic cases in the annals of true crime.

Stephen says:

This is my personal collection of cases and people around the true crime I have researched over the years. The aim was to present some unusual angles on the subject, and keep the familiar tales mostly secondary.

In my crime writing, I always enjoy using people’s testimony and experience in relation to a specific case. My own perspective is always there too.

True crime as a genre is not necessarily about stories of blood and guts, violence and gangland. But readers tend to be most interested in crimes before the very modern offences linked to the new technology and advanced identity theft.

If I had to explain why true crime through history is my passion as a writer, then the reason has to be that through transgression we tend to see and maybe understand something of the human that has previously been eclipsed by the process of history.

Places are FREE but limited, so please book at Criminous Pleasures: A Dictionary of True Crime (northlincs.gov.uk)

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Stephen Wade was born in Leeds and educated at the universities of Aberystwyth and Leeds. He has taught in further and higher education and has also worked as a writer in prisons. He has published over 50 books in fiction and non-fiction. He lives in North Lincolnshire.

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