Welcome to the Big Read!
In 2015 The Big Read, run in association with the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate is inviting you to discover the tempestuous thriller ‘Blood Shot’, from one of America’s greatest female crime writers. We’re encouraging as many people as possible to read this fast-paced suspense novel this Summer.
The Festival’s Reader-In-Residence David Mark will be touring pubs across the North of England, discussing how Paretsky’s heroine V.I. Warshawski “is the detective many mystery fans have been waiting for” (Newsweek) and why, since her appearance on the mystery scene, detective fiction has never been quite the same!
Thanks to a partnership from Hodder & Stoughton, the Festival will be distributing free copies of the Big Read book via our partner libraries. To request a free copy of the book, please complete our sign up form.
Monday 15th June
11am – Hamilton Russell Arms -Bank Terrace,Thorpe Thewles, Stockton On Tees, TS21 3JW – Website – Telephone: 01740 630757
2pm – Marton Library – The Willows, Marton, Middlesbrough TS7 8LB – Telephone: 01642 300255
7.30pm – Black Bull in Paradise – Theakston Brewery, Red Lane, Masham, Masham, North Yorkshire, HG4 4YD – Website – Telephone: 01765 680000
Tuesday 16th June
11am – Golden Fleece, York – 16 Pavement, York, North Yorkshire YO1 9UP – Website –
Telephone: 01904 625171
2pm – Tempest Arms, Skipton – Elslack Lane, Elslack, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 3AY – Telephone: 01282842450
Wednesday 17th June
2pm – Huddersfield Library – Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield HD1 2SU
Telephone: 01484 221959
5.45pm Leeds Central Library – Calverley Street, Leeds LS1 3AB – Telephone: 0113 247 6016
Thursday 18th June
11am – Old Yard Tapas Bar, Darlington – 98 Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JY – Website – Telephone: 01325 467385
2pm – Kings Head Hotel, Richmond – 10 Market Place, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10 4HS – Website – Telephone: 01748 850220
Friday 19th June
11am – Newcastle City Library – Charles Avison Building, 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne – Telephone:0191 277 4100
2pm – North Shields Customer First Centre – Northumberland Square, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE30 1QU – Telephone : 0191 643 5270