An Evening with Harry Brett

Thursday 27 April, 6.30pm
Books, lower ground

'The first in an unmissable crime series from an exciting new voice in the genre - think Raymond Chandler meets The Sopranos in Great Yarmouth.'

We’re delighted to welcome novelist Harry Brett to the store to launch Time to Win, the first in his compelling new series of locally set crime novels. You might just recognise Harry as Henry Sutton, an established author in his own right, as well as director of the MA in Creative Writing (Crime Fiction) at UEA.

Harry will be in conversation during the evening with his UEA colleague Philip Langeskov, after which there will be an opportunity to talk to Harry and get your copy of the book signed.

Tickets £5 which includes a glass of wine on the evening and £5 off the book on the evening.

About the book

When local crime boss Richard Goodwin is pulled from the river by his office it looks like suicide. But as his widow Tatiana feared, Rich collected enemies like poker chips, and half of Great Yarmouth’s criminal fraternity would have had reason to kill him.
Realising how little she knows about the man she married, Tatty seeks to uncover the truth about Rich’s death and take over the reins of the family business, overseeing a waterfront casino deal Rich hoped would put Yarmouth on the map. Out of the shadows at last, it is Tatty's time now, and she isn't going to let Rich's brother, or anyone else, stand in her way. But an American has been in town asking the right people the wrong questions, more bodies turn up, along with a brutal new gang. The stakes have never been higher.

With her family to protect, and a business to run, Tatty soon learns that power comes with a price...

About the Author

Harry Brett is a pseudonym for Henry Sutton, who is the author of nine previous novels including My Criminal World and Get Me Out Of Here. He also co-authored the DS Jack Frost novel, First Frost, under the pseudonym James Henry. His work has been translated into many languages. His fifth novel, Kids' Stuff, received an Arts Council Writers' Award in 2002, and became a long running stage play in Riga, Latvia. In 2004, he won the J.B. Priestley Award.

He has judged numerous literary prizes, including the John Lewellyn Rhys Prize and the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. He has been the Literary Editor of Esquire magazine, and was for many years the Books Editor of the Daily Mirror. He teaches Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, where he is a Senior Lecturer and the co-director of the MA Prose Fiction course. He is also the director of the new Creative Writing MAC rime Fiction.

He lives in Norwich with his family.