A best-selling author is coming to an Oxfordshire library to launch her latest book next month.

Fans of crime fiction novels will be able to meet Cara Hunter in Abingdon Library on July 13.

She is Oxford-based and wrote the Sunday Times bestselling DI Fawley crime series.

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In Abingdon, Ms Hunter will talk about her first stand-alone novel, Murder in the Family.

She said: “I love doing local events and especially in libraries. 

“We didn't have many books at home when I was growing up so I owe my love of reading – and where I am now – entirely to libraries."

Oxford Mail:

Ms Hunter’s novels have sold over a million copies worldwide.

Her upcoming release Murder in the Family has already been optioned for TV by Neal Street Productions – the company behind TV hits such as 1917 and Call the Midwife.

The plot is about an unsolved murder that gripped the nation.

When Luke Ryder was found dead in the garden of the family home in London in 2003, he left behind a wealthy, older widow and three stepchildren.

Years later, a group of experts are filmed on the set of a true-crime show as they re-examine the evidence – with shocking results.

Councillor Jenny Hannaby, Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet member for community services and safety, said: “I am delighted that once again Abingdon Library is welcoming another critically acclaimed author.

Oxford Mail:

“Our Oxfordshire libraries have hosted so many acclaimed authors of both fiction and non-fiction writings in the past, including Mick Herron, Nicola Cornick and Peter Tickler.

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“It’s great to be able to welcome to many big names and hopefully encourage more people to develop a love of books.”

The event will start at 6pm and will include an audience question and answer session.

There will also be a chance to purchase signed copes of the book.

Tickets cost £2, which includes refreshments, and are available by asking at the library or calling 01235 520374.

Oxfordshire County Council’s libraries regularly hold events, most of which are free of charge, for people of all ages, from ‘rhymetime’ for young children to ‘knit and natter’ for adults and much more.

Find out more about what’s on by visiting the county council’s libraries’ webpages.