Join us for an afternoon with bestselling crime author Peter James as he talks about his new Roy Grace novel Picture You Dead.

Discover the darkness that lurks around every corner in the latest instalment of Peter James’s award-winning detective series, which is now a major ITV programme starring John Simm as Roy Grace.

Harry and Freya, an ordinary couple, dreamed for years of finding something priceless buried amongst the tat in a car boot sale.

It was a dream they knew in their hearts would never come true – until the day it did…

They buy the drab portrait for a few pounds, for its beautiful frame, planning to cut the painting out. Then studying it back at home there seems to be another picture beneath, of a stunning landscape. Could it be a long-lost masterpiece from 1770? If genuine, it could be worth millions.

One collector is certain it is genuine. Someone who uses any method he can to get want he wants and will stop at nothing.

Detective Superintendent Roy Grace finds himself plunged into an unfamiliar and rarefied world of fine art. Outwardly it appears respectable, gentlemanly, above reproach. But beneath the veneer, he rapidly finds that greed, deception and violence walk hand-in-hand. And Harry and Freya Kipling are about to discover that their dream is turning into their worst nightmare. . .

Much loved by crime and thriller fans for his fast-paced page-turners full of unexpected plot twists, sinister characters, and accurate portrayal of modern day policing, Peter James has written 19 Sunday Times Number One bestsellers, selling over 21 million books worldwide. We’re delighted to welcome him to Oswestry for this afternoon event to celebrate the publication of Picture You Dead.

Tickets: £8 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of Picture You Dead) or £20 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of Picture You Dead). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee).