Oxford-based bestselling author to introduce her latest novel at Abingdon Library

Fans of crime fiction novels will be able to meet bestselling author Cara Hunter as she comes to Abingdon Library to launch her latest book on 13 July.

Cara Hunter_credit Matthew HoodThe Oxford-based author of the Sunday Times bestselling DI Fawley crime series will be coming to Oxfordshire County Council’s Abingdon Library to talk about her first stand-alone novel, Murder in the Family.

Councillor Jenny Hannaby, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services and Safety, said: “I am delighted that once again Abingdon Library is welcoming another critically acclaimed author.

“Our Oxfordshire libraries have hosted so many acclaimed authors of both fiction and non-fiction writings in the past, including Mick Herron, Nicola Cornick and Peter Tickler. It’s great to be able to welcome to many big names and hopefully encourage more people to develop a love of books.”

Cara Hunter also commented on her upcoming appearance: "I love doing local events and especially in libraries. We didn't have many books at home when I was growing up so I owe my love of reading – and where I am now – entirely to libraries."

Cara's novels have sold over a million copies worldwide. Her upcoming release Murder in the Family has already been optioned for TV by Neal Street Productions – the company behind TV hits such as 1917 and Call the Midwife.Murder in the Family

The event starts at 6pm and will include an audience question and answer session and a chance to purchase signed copies of her new book. Tickets cost £2, which includes refreshments, and are available by asking at the library or calling 01235 520374.

Oxfordshire County Council’s libraries regularly hold events, most of which are free of charge, for people of all ages, from ‘rhymetime’ for young children to ‘knit and natter’ for adults and much more. Find out more about what’s on by visiting the county council’s libraries’ webpages.

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Murder in the Family is an ingeniously plotted and addictive novel about an unsolved murder that gripped the nation. When Luke Ryder was found dead in the garden of the family home in London in 2003, he left behind a wealthy, older widow and three stepchildren. Years later, a group of experts are filmed on the set of a true-crime show as they re-examine the evidence – with shocking results.

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