A (Very) Public School Murder: Book launch with Simon Parke

simon_parke_portraitYour company is requested at Sarum College Bookshop on Wednesday May 18th at 3pm to launch the latest Abbot Peter murder mystery, A (Very) Public School Murder.

Crime fiction is perennially popular, and crime fiction with a church background is everywhere at the moment.

This is the 4th Abbot Peter novel, and if you haven’t yet made his acquaintance, the Abbot works with DI Tamsin Shah to solve crime, usually murder, on the south coast of England, in the seaside town of Stormhaven – clearly based on the real town of Seaford.

When we first meet the Abbot he is in his 60s, a keen runner – he completed the Saharan marathon on six occasions – and formerly the Abbot of St-James-the-Less monastery in the deserts of Middle Egypt, a day’s camel ride from the famous St Catherine’s monastery at the foot of Mount Sinai. He was Abbot there for 20 years, and a brother there for ten years previously. Intrigued?

The books come from the vivid imagination of Simon Parke, who has been a script writer for Spitting Image, a Sony award-winning radio writer and a weekly columnist for the Daily Mail. An Oxford graduate in history and a former priest in the Church of England, he is now CEO of the Mind Clinic and author of many books including the Abbot Peter murder mysteries, set in Seaford on the Sussex coast, where Simon now lives with his piano, the seagulls and some running shoes.

There will be a 30 minute talk, Q&A, tea and cake – and of course the new book will be on sale, and the author on hand to sign it.  Do join us!

Tickets on sale now for £4 (£5 on the door) to include discount on sales of the book.

Special rates on B&B if you want to make a night of it – £50 ensuite or £30 with a shared bathroom. Contact the bookshop on 01722 326899 or bookshop@sarum.ac.uk.

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