Diocese of Chichester

An Evening with Peter Lovesey - One of Britain’s Finest Crime Writers


20 sep 2019. 7:30 p.m.


20 sep 2019. midnight

FRIDAY 20th SEPTEMBER 2019, 7.30pm

at St Mary’s Church, Slindon, West Sussex BN18 0RE

Slindon, Boxgrove, Arundel, Littlehampton, Bosham and Chichester are among the real places featured in Peter Lovesey’s 2015 novel Down Among the Dead Men.

One of Britain’s finest writers of historical and contemporary detective novels and short stories is giving a talk at St Mary’s Church, Slindon this September.His best known character is D.S. Peter Diamond a modern day police detective based in Bath.

Some of his Peter Diamond novels and all of his Inspector Henrietta Mallinn novels are set in West Sussex.Slindon, Boxgrove, Arundel, Littlehampton, Bosham, and Chichester are among the real places featured in his 2015 novel Down Among the Dead Men. The central character Peter Diamond is an old school police sleuth who has featured in 14 books in this popular series.

Peter Lovesey has won many awards for his work and lived for twenty years in Chichester.He knows Slindon and its community café and shop The Forge, where he may have derived inspiration for some of his characters and his detective stories.

His latest book Killing with Confetti was published on 9th July this year both in the UK, from Sphere, & in USA, from Soho Press.

In this latest case, Peter Diamond gets involved in a wedding between the Deputy Chief Constable of Bath’s son and a notorious crime baron’s daughter.The wedding is to take place in Bath Abbey and the reception in the Roman Baths, and Peter Diamond is appalled to be asked to go undercover and somehow cope with potential killers, gang rivals, warring parents and straying bridesmaids.Will he avert a tragedy and send the happy couple on their honeymoon? Unlikely...

Tickets: £10 - available from 01243 814 604 or 01243 814 693

or The Forge Village Shop/Cafe, Slindon

Refreshments:Wine & Soft Drinks available for sale during the evening.

Proceeds:All proceeds from ticket sales to St Mary’s Heritage Building Fund

Location:St Mary’s Church, Church Hill, Slindon, West Sussex

Post Code: BN18 0RB




For more information contact:

Moira Richards – Member of St Mary’s Events team

Email: moira.wordpower@btinternetcom

Telephone: 01243 814 735