Crime writers to talk about their books at two of the area’s libraries

Mandy Morton writes the Hettie Bagshot books

Mandy Morton writes the Hettie Bagshot books - Credit: Archant

Two of the area’s libraries are to welcome two top crime writers this autumn.

Mandy Morton, the creator of the Hettie Bagshot books, will be at St Ives Library on October 10 to promote her new book Magical Mystery Paws. Mandy writes the No.2 Feline Detective Agency series which features Hettie.

Hettie, a long-haired tabby cat whose whiskers twitch at the first sign of a mystery, has a best friend called Tilly Jenkins. Together, they run The No. 2

Feline Detective Agency, and nothing will stop them from untangling each brain-teasing case that comes their way.

In scorching temperatures, Hettie and Tilly set out on a road trip to catch a killer cat amid a sea of entertainers. As Psycho Derek’s bus lurches from one venue to the next, the killer strikes again. Who will be next? Will it be Patty Sniff, the ageing punk star? Or Kitty O’Shea from the Irish dance troupe? Or perhaps Belisha Beacon’s days are numbered? As the fur flies and the animosity builds, Hettie and Tilly become embroiled in a world of music,

mayhem and murder. As matters draw to a terrifying conclusion, will Magical Mystery Paws finally top the bill?

Mandy Morton was born in Suffolk and after a short and successful music career in the seventies as a singer songwriter - during which time she recorded six albums and toured extensively with her band - she joined the BBC, where she produced and presented arts-based programmes. More recently,

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she has presented The Eclectic Light Show on Cambridge 105 Radio.

Mandy will join Nicola Upson at Huntingdon Library on November 10. The crime-writing duo, from Cambridgeshire, will discuss their research and the way their writing comes together. Nicola’s books are based on the Josephine Tey character.

Tickets to see Mandy Morton in St Ives are £3 and tickets to see Mandy and Nicola in Huntingdon are £5 and available from the library or by calling: 03450455225.