Unravel the mystery of library’s ‘Crime Cafe’

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AVID readers of crime novels are being urged to solve the clues contained in this article and get themselves to a monthly attraction at Hucknall Library.

For the historic venue on Market Place is now running a ‘Crime Cafe’ specifically for lovers of the genre.

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month with the next on December 6. Special guest will be crime-fiction expert John Martin.

The initiative is the brainchild of library service adviser Jane Neal.

It offers readers of crime books, of all ages, the chance to come along and chat about specific authors and types of novel.

Each month, an author is selected with members urged to read some of their work before the next get-together.

Jane, who lives in Hucknall and has worked at the library for ten years, said the ‘Crime Cafe’ ties in with the library’s philosophy to “provide a welcoming, friendly and accessible environment at all times”.

She said it is also aimed at “inspiring the enjoyment of books and reading.”

Jane was inspired to launch the ‘Crime Cafe’ after studying for a Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) qualification. Part of the course was focused on reader development within libraries.

“It’s a chance for people to discover authors they haven’t read before,” added Jane.

n OUR PHOTO shows Jane with some of Hucknall Library’s crime novels — DISPIC NHUD 11-3058-1