Crime author coming to town

THE UK’S biggest-selling female crime writer Holly Jackson is coming to Westbury this month.

The visit on May 9 is organised by Henleaze independent bookshop Max Minerva’s.  

Holly will be introducing and discussing her new young adult crime novel, The Reappearance of Rachel Price, and her best-selling series, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, which is soon to come to the BBC. As this was shot partly in Bristol, including at Redmaids’ High School, it is fitting that the school is hosting the event, in which Holly will be in conversation with author and journalist Charlotte Philby.

Holly’s novel Five Survive made her the biggest-selling female crime writer in the UK in 2023 and won her Author of the Year at the TikTok Book Awards. The Reappearance of Rachel Price was released last month. It tells the story of 18-year-old Bel, who has lived her whole life in the shadow of her mum’s mysterious disappearance, when young Bel was two years old and the only witness. 

Rachel is presumed dead, but when the case is dragged up to be filmed for a true crime documentary, Bel can’t wait for filming to end and life to return to normal. But then, Rachel Price reappears and life will never be normal again.

Tickets, at £10 for adults, £5 for under-18s, and  £15 with a hardback book, and are available from Max Minerva’s website