Top authors appearing at Scarborough library

This story was published 26 August 2022

Two popular crime authors are inviting the public to join them at Scarborough library where they will be delving into the world of mystery fiction.

Kate Evans, a new name in crime writing.

Kate Evans is a relatively new name in crime writing but she burst onto the scene with a police series based in Scarborough. The two novels in the series - A Wake of Crows and Drowning Not Waving - introduce DC Donna Morris who, although giving off a seemingly ordinary appearance, has secrets to hide.

Andrew Martin is a winner of The Spectator Young Writer of the Year award. He will be talking about his bestselling Jim Stringer series featuring the railway detective, and the sixth in the series - The Last Train to Scarborough - features the coastal town. His latest thriller Powder Smoke is set in York.

Andrew will also be introducing his new non-fiction book, Yorkshire: There and Back, reminiscing about the county from his 1970s childhood to the present day.

Author Andrew Martin.

The event with Kate will be held at 6pm on Thursday, September 29, and Andrew a week later at 6pm on Thursday, October 6. Tickets are £4 and are available to buy at Scarborough library, by calling 01609 536602 or emailing

Our executive member for libraries, Cllr Greg White, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Kate and Andrew as special guests in the autumn. Crime novels are incredibly popular with library users and it’s great to showcase their novels - some of which are set in the beautiful coastal town of Scarborough. 

“This is a chance to hear an insight into the authors and their novels, and ask any questions you may have. Author events are always incredibly popular so we encourage you to buy tickets in advance before they sell out.”

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