ST HELENS will be visited by two Sunday Times best-selling authors this July who will be giving talks about their latest page turners.

Crime writer David Mark – author of the internationally acclaimed detective series, McAvoy - will visit Eccleston Library on Thursday, July 6 at 6.30pm to discuss his latest novel, Cruel Mercy, with crime fiction fans.

The latest instalment of the Detective Sergeant McAvoy novels and the first to be set in the United States, Cruel Mercy finds Hull’s most enigmatic detective treading unfamiliar ground in this wicked stateside thriller.

Meanwhile, later that month, Carol Drinkwater - possibly best known for her award-winning portrayal of Helen Herriot in the television adaptation of All Creatures Great and Small – will call in at Chester Lane Library on

Friday, July 28 at 7pm to talk about her latest novel, The Lost Girl, a heart-rending story of loss and enduring love.

Both evenings promise to be memorable occasions for book lovers, with an opportunity to buy signed copies of David and Carol’s novels at the end of each talk.

Tickets for these events cost £4, or £3 for library members, which includes light refreshments.

Book online at or call into any library in St Helens.