Award-winning crime writer Martin Edwards will be hosting a 1920s murder mystery evening at the Henry Bloom Noble Library on Saturday, September 7 from 7pm.
It’s an opportunity for amateur sleuths to show off their detective skills and win prizes for solving ‘Murder at the Manor’, played out by ‘the usual suspects’ who performed at the library’s last murder mystery event.
The audience will hear testimonies from the suspects in the case, before deciding the identity of the murderer, the means, and the motive.
While solutions are being judged Martin will take part in a Q&A session with Manx Radio’s Bob Harrison
Mr Edwards said: ‘The event has been staged very successfully in venues around the UK and I am delighted to have been asked to bring it to the Isle of Man.’
Borough librarian Jan Macartney said: ‘We’re really looking forward to the evening as Martin is a very popular writer and a leading authority on the crime genre. We’re also delighted that the cast from our last murder mystery evening will be back to perform.’
Mr Edwards will be signing copies of his books, including his latest, Gallows Court, which was nominated for both the 2019 eDunnit award for best crime novel and the Crime Writers’ Association’s (CWA) Historical Dagger.
He recently received the CWA Dagger in the Library, awarded by UK librarians, for his body of work and has just been nominated for the fourth time for the CWA Short Story Dagger. He is president of the Detection Club, consultant to the British Library’s Crime Classics and former CWA chairman.
Available from the library counter or by calling 696461, tickets are priced at £5 and include complimentary drinks and nibbles.