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Published on 19 April 2017
Event date: 25/05/2017 19:30 - 22:00 Export event
Join Cumbrian author Mike Craven as he launches Body Breaker; the sequel to 2015’s hugely successful crime novel, Born in a Burial Gown. Mike will be in conversation with award-winning Scottish Noir author and poet, Michael J. Malone, author of the Ray McBain/Kenny O’Neill crime series and the critically acclaimed A Suitable Lie.
Copies of Body Breaker will be available on the night.
Investigating a severed hand found on the 3rd green of a Cumbrian golf course was not how Detective Inspector Avison Fluke had planned to spend his Saturday. So when a secretive unit from London swoop in quoting national security, he’s secretly pleased.
But trouble is never far away. A young woman arrives at his lakeside cabin with a cryptic message: a code known to only a handful of people and it forces Fluke back into the investigation he’s just been barred from.
In a case that will change his life forever, Fluke immerses himself in a world of new age travellers, corrupt cops and domestic extremists. Before long he’s alienated his entire team, made a pact with the devil and been arrested under the terrorism act.
But Fluke is only getting started. A voice has called out to him from beyond the grave and he has no intention of ignoring it.
“Everything you want in a British procedural: a dark world, a tangled case, a clear and logical solution, and a deeply flawed hero who’s still well worth rooting for.” KIRKUS REVIEWS
“Among the many fictional police detectives beset by grave personal and professional stresses, Fluke and his team standout.” PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
“A forceful new voice in British crime fiction.” CARO RAMSAY (author of the Anderson and Costello novels)
“Fluke is my favourite fictional detective.” MICHAEL J. MALONE (author of the Ray McBain novels)
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Glenn Tilbrooks solo shows have continued to rise in popularity. Don't miss the chance to catch him in Carlisle
Support comes from Charlie Austen
Doors 7pm Show 8pm
Tickets £17.50 in advance (£20 on the door)
Available from OFS, Carlisle Tourist Information Centre
This is a standing show
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If so, then join us at this lunch event.
The Big Walk tells the story of connected communities, showing the rich diversity of the communities that make up the backbone of the UK
11.30am - 1.30pm
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The show is accessible to Deaf, hearing and non-English
Age range: 5+
Doors 10am Show 10.30am
Doors 1pm Show 1.30pm SOLD OUT
Tickets £8 & £5 Concession
Available from OFS, Carlisle Old Town Hall & Online
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With support from The Hustle
Tickets £12.00 in advance
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Avaialble from OFS, William Howard School and on the door
Once named "the future of the Blues" Chris is Canada's most acclaimed blues artist.
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Try the bumper writing comedy characters workshop!
11am to 4pm
Tickets available online only
The War of The Worlds
“Part alternative rock band, part thespian… wholly charming.” (The Times)
Tickets £12 & £10 Concession in advance