An Evening with Janice Hallett - Birmingham
Mon Feb 06 2023 at 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Waterstones | Birmingham, EN
About this Event
Join us for an evening of intrigue with Sunday Times best-selling author Janice Hallett, as she discusses her latest thriller 'The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels'.
About the Book
Open the safe deposit box. Inside you will find research material for a true crime book. You must read the documents, then make a decision. Will you destroy them? Or will you take them to the police?
Everyone knows the sad story of the Alperton Angels: the cult who brainwashed a teenage girl and convinced her that her newborn baby was the anti-Christ. Believing they had a divine mission to K*ll the infant, they were only stopped when the girl came to her sense and called the police. The Angels committed suicide rather than stand trial, while mother and baby disappeared into the care system.
Nearly two decades later, true-crime author Amanda Bailey is writing a book on the Angels. The Alperton baby has turned eighteen and can finally be interviewed: if Amanda can find them, it will be the true crime scoop of the year, and will save her flagging career. But rival author Oliver Menzies is just as smart, better connected, and is also on the baby's trail.
As Amanda and Oliver are forced to collaborate, they realise that what everyone think they know about he Angels is wrong. The truth is something much darker and stranger than they'd ever imagined. And the story of the Alperton Angels is far from over...
About the Author
Janice Hallett studied English at UCL, and spent several years as a magazine editor, winning two journalism awards. She then worked in government communications for the Cabinet Office, Home Office and Department for Holloway, she co-wrote the feature film 'Retreat' and went on to write the Shakespearean stage comedy 'NetherBard', as well as a number of plays for London’s new-writing theatres. Her début novel, 'The Appeal', was a Sunday Times best-seller, a Waterstones Thriller of the Month and Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month. Her second novel, 'The Twyford Code', was published in 2022 and was an instant best-seller.
Praise for Janice Hallett
“The queen of tricksy crime.” - Sunday Times
“Agatha Christie for the 21st century.” - The Times
Praise for 'The Twyford Code'
“A big-hearted, ingeniously constructed mystery... A book that will engage your emotions as much as your wits.” - Sunday Express
Where is it happening?Waterstones, 24-26 High Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Event Location & Nearby Stays:
GBP 4.00 to GBP 5.00