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AJ West (photo (c) Leigh Keily)
Sarah Pinborough
A.J. West - The Betrayal of Thomas True
Sarah Pinborough - Mayhem
A.J. West - Spirit Engineer
Sarah Pinborough - Murder


Historical Crime Fiction:
A.J. West and Sarah Pinborough

Wednesday 31 July 2024
Waterstones, Unit 72, Midsummer Place
Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3GA

Starts: 7pm. £5 (includes discount on book purchases)

Join us on Wednesday 31st July at 7pm for our next exciting ‘Bookshop Series’ event, as Waterstones MK, supported by the MK Lit Fest, welcome bestselling authors A.J. West and Sarah Pinborough. A.J. and Sarah will be in conversation with Caz Tricks from Stony Radio discussing historical thrillers, and particularly A.J.’s atmospheric new novel, The Betrayal of Thomas True.

It is the year 1710, and Thomas True has arrived on old London Bridge with a dangerous secret. One night, lost in the squalor of London’s hidden back streets, he finds himself drawn into the outrageous underworld of the molly houses.

Meanwhile, carpenter Gabriel Griffin struggles to hide his double life as Lotty, the molly’s stoic guard. When a young man is found murdered, he realises there is a rat amongst them, betraying their secrets to a pair of murderous Justices.

Can Gabriel unmask the traitor before they hang? Can he save hapless Thomas from peril, and their own forbidden love?

Set amidst the buried streets of Georgian London, The Betrayal of Thomas True is a brutal and devastating thriller, where love must overcome evil, and the only true sin is betrayal… 

This is set to be a fabulous and intriguing conversation and copies of A.J.’s book will be available to purchase on the night, with a discount for all ticket holders. Sarah’s suspenseful and supernatural historical thrillers, Murder and Mayhem will also be available, as well as her latest book to be adapted for TV, Insomnia, and both authors will be staying to sign and dedicate copies after the event. So don’t miss out – reserve your ticket for this thrilling event at the link, and we look forward to seeing you there! All ticketholders will receive a complimentary beverage.

About A.J. West

A.J. West's bestselling debut novel The Spirit Engineer won the Historical Writers' Association Debut Crown Award, gaining international praise for its telling of a long-forgotten true story. His second novel, The Betrayal of Thomas True, is published July 2024.

An award winning BBC newsreader and reporter, he has written for national newspapers and regularly appears on network television discussing his writing and the historical context of contemporary events. A passionate historical researcher, he writes at The London Library and museum archives around the world.

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About Sarah Pinborough

Sarah Pinborough is a New York Times, Sunday Times and internationally bestselling author, published in over 25 countries. Having published more than 25 novels across various genres, her recent books include Behind Her Eyes, Dead to Her and Insomnia.

Sarah was the 2009 winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Short Story and also the 2010 and 2014 winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Novella, and has four times been short-listed for Best Novel. She is also a screenwriter who has written for the BBC and worked on several TV projects and film adaptations. Sarah lives in Stony Stratford with her dog Ted.

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