On Tuesday 27th February at 6.30pm, join award-winning author Jim Kelly
at Heffers as he celebrates the publication of his new crime novel The Great Darkness.
1939, Cambridge: The opening weeks of the Second World War, and the first blackout - The Great Darkness - covers southern England, enveloping the city. Detective Inspector Eden Brooke, a wounded hero of the Great War, takes his nightly dip in the cool waters of the Cam. Daylight reveals a corpse on the riverside, the body torn apart by some unspeakable force. Brooke investigates, calling on the expertise and inspiration of a faithful group of fellow `nighthawks' across the city, all condemned, like the detective, to a life lived away from the light. Within hours The Great Darkness has claimed a second victim. War, it seems, has many victims, but what links these crimes of the night?
The launch is free to attend but booking is essential to be guaranteed entry; please reserve a place via the link provided, by calling 01223 463200 or in person at Heffers bookshop. Please note this is an informal standing event, not a seated talk; a limited number of chairs will be available.
If you are unable to attend but would like to request a signed copy, please send an email via the 'contact' button on the link provided.