A venue fit for a king! It was a fantastic evening, they had arranged it all perfectly. I am gobsmacked and over the moon all at once!
— H.M. Castor, Author

Thursday 6th September, 7pm at Warwick Books.

The Shroud Path by Sarah Ward

Tickets £5 including refreshments

Book essential at Warwick Books 01926 499939 or info@warwickbooks.net


The past won’t stay buried forever…

November, 1957: Six teenage girls walk in the churning Derbyshire mists, the first chills of winter in the air. Their voices carrying across the fields, they follow the old train tracks into the dark tunnel of the Cutting. Only five appear on the other side.

October, 2014: a dying mother, feverishly fixated on a friend from her childhood, makes a plea: ‘Find Valerie.’ Mina’s elderly mother had never discussed her childhood with her daughter before. So who was Valerie? Where does her obsession spring from?

DC Connie Childs, off balance after her last big case, is partnered up with new arrival to Bampton, Peter Dahl. Following up on what seems like a simple natural death, DC Childs’ old instincts kick in, pointing her right back to one cold evening in 1957. As Connie starts to broaden her enquiries, the investigation begins to spiral increasingly close to home.

Sarah Ward is an online book reviewer whose blog, Crimepieces (www.crimepieces.com), reviews the best of current crime fiction published around the world. She has also reviewed for Eurocrime and Crimesquad and is a judge for the Petrona Award for Scandinavian translated crime novels. She joins is from her home in Derbyshire and we are delighted to welcome her back to Warwick Books, after her last excellent event.



Thursday 20th September, 7pm at Warwick Books

Lying To You by Amanda Reynolds

Tickets £5 including refreshments

Book essential at Warwick Books 01926 499939 or info@warwickbooks.net


You think you know the truth, but what if your husband is LYING TO YOU? When Jess Tidy was Mark Winter's student, she made a shocking accusation. Mark maintained his innocence, but the damage was done. Karen Winter stood by her husband through everything, determined to protect her family.

Now, ten years later, Jess is back. And the truth about that night is finally going to come out . . .

A gripping drama with dark twists and turns, perfect for fans of Big Little Lies, Anatomy of a Scandal, and Doctor Foster.

'GRIPPING and TWISTY' Laura Marshall, No.1 bestselling author of FRIEND REQUEST

Amanda Reynolds is a Creative Writing teacher based in the north Cotswolds. She is passionate about her craft and so keen to support independent booksellers


Thursday 11th October, 7pm at Warwick Books. 

Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss

Tickets £5 including refreshments

Book essential at Warwick Books 01926 499939 or info@warwickbooks.net


 It’s summer in Northumberland, and seventeen-year-old Silvie is stuck in an experimental archaeology camp with her difficult father, who has nationalist sympathies, her cowed mother, a Professor from a university down South, and some of his students. They mimic the harshness of Iron Age life, and all mod cons are disallowed. Hovering over the narrative, and bound to the history of the site, is the story of a bog girl sacrificed by her people millennia before. With levels of complexity, Sarah’s trademark frankness and a cast of characters to rival the best British dramas, this is a story about how we came to be where we are today.

Sarah Moss, a regular on literary prize lists, lives in Coventry and is a professor at Warwick University.



 Thursday 22nd November, 7pm at Warwick Hall, Myton Rd.

In The Mouth of the Wolf by Michael Morpurgo

Tickets £5, must be booked in advance.  All proceeds will go towards Michael's charity of choice, Farms For City Children.

Book essential at Warwick Books 01926 499939 or info@warwickbooks.net


In the Mouth of the Wolf is the epic, true story of Michael Morpurgo’s uncles during World War Two. The book will feature 100 pieces of artwork from Barroux, including illustrations inspired by Morpurgo’s family photographs. It is an incredible true story of courage and love during World War II.

In the Mouth of the Wolf will follow two brothers; one an actor and airman and one a secret agent and teacher. As the shadow of one war lingers, and the rumbles of another approach, brothers Francis and Pieter argue. Francis is a pacifist and conscientious objector, while Pieter signs up to fight. What happens next will change the course of Francis’s life forever, and throw him into the mouth of the wolf.

Michael Morpurgo has links to Warwick and we are delighted to welcome him to talk about this poignant book. He said ‘The story of these two uncles affected my life profoundly. I felt the time had come to tell their story. It is, in a way, the most personal book I have ever written. This book may read like fiction. But it is not. That is because it does not need to be.’


We are delighted to host a rich series of literary events in and around Warwick. These include our popular 'Meet the author' events. The talks usually last about an hour, followed by questions, and then there is an opportunity to meet the speaker and have a book signed. Previous authors Melvyn Bragg, Jodi Picoult, Kate Williams, Professor Edith Hall and Dr Elizabeth Goldring. These events take place across Warwick including the beautiful Lord Leycester Hospital. We also support Warwick Words Festival. Read about our previous events in our blog.

Refreshments provided by local independent businesses are served at all of our events!

Huge thanks for a fab event yesterday!
— Warwickshire Schools Library Service