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We are delighted to be resuming our live author events during Independent Bookshop Week 2022 and the National Crime Reading Month.


with former Barrister and Crime Writer


on Friday 24th June between 1pm and 3pm.

at the Town Hall, Chapel en le Frith SK23 0HP

No pre-booking required just turn up and be enthralled by Simon’s account of his ‘Life in Crime’ Tickets £5 (includes tea/coffee and cake) Doors open at 12.45pm

Refugees from the Spanish Inquisition, the Michael family arrived in the Port of London in 1492 and remained in the East End for the next 450 years. Simon believes himself to be the only member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple formerly to have been a council labourer, a van driver and a gardener. Having been called to the Bar, he practised as a barrister for 37 years, working at the Old Bailey and other criminal courts, defending and prosecuting a wide selection of murderers, armed robbers, con artists and other assorted villainy, gathering enough real life stories to populate a whole series of crime fiction.

A selection of Simon’s books, which are all soft cover editions, will be on sale on the day.

The Brief: Crime and corruption in 1960s London (Charles Holborne Legal Thrillers) An Honest Man: Law and disorder in 1960s London: 2 (Charles Holborne Legal Thrillers) The Lighterman: The Kray Twins are out for revenge... (Charles Holborne Legal Thrillers Book 3) Corrupted: Murder and cover-up at the heart of government (Charles Holborne Legal Thrillers Book 4) The Waxwork Corpse: A legal thriller with a chilling twist (Charles Holborne Legal Thrillers Book 5) Force of Evil: A gripping historical legal thriller (Charles Holborne Legal Thrillers Book 6) The Final Shot: A 1960s London gangland thriller (Charles Holborne Legal Thrillers Book 7)