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Best-selling thriller writer plots a visit to borough

10 January 2017

Mandasue Heller.

With page-turning plots set in Manchester's criminal underworld, it's little wonder North West author Mandasue Heller's novels are receiving rave reviews.

And now fans of crime fiction can hear the critically-acclaimed writer talk about her latest work, Run, when she visits Junction Community Library, Middleton, on Wednesday, 1 February 2017.

'Mandasue's 15th title in as many years is another gritty, urban thriller with a fast-paced narrative and fascinating plot lines.'

The Warrington-born novelist, who's been dubbed the Martina Cole of the north, moved to Greater Manchester in the 1980s where she found the inspiration and backdrop for her crime thrillers.

She spent 10 years living in the infamous Hulme Crescents and was a professional singer for many years before turning her hand to writing. Her 2015 novel, Afraid, was a Sunday Times top-10 bestseller, and her books have sold nearly 2 million copies to date.

Tickets for the event, priced just £2, are available from any library in the borough and are redeemable against the cost of a signed book on the day.

Councillor Janet Emsley, cabinet member for culture, said: "Mandasue in an inspiring writer whose thought-provoking plots, born from personal experience, leave you captivated and gripped. It's fantastic that she is coming to the borough and crime fiction readers will enjoy hearing about her latest novel and fascinating literary career."

Mandasue will be speaking at Junction Community Library from 2pm-3pm, followed by a book signing.

Junction Community Library is located in the Jumbo Social Centre, Grimshaw Lane, Middleton, M24 2BW.

Further information on the event can be found at Events and training at libraries.

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