David's Bookshop & David's Music
Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3DE
Books: 01462 684631 / Music: 01462 475900

Event Information

Local Crime Thriller Author, Simon Michael will Meet, Greet and Sign his two Novels The Brief and an Honest Man

Saturday 03 December 2016
11 am

The Brief and An Honest Man (Urbane Publications) are the first two books in a new series of crime thrillers featuring the morally compromised anti-hero barrister, Charles Holborne, an ex-boxer and ex-criminal born on the wrong side of the tracks in the East End.  The books are set in the streets, courts and prisons of 1960s London, the “Wild West” of British criminal justice when lawyers had to negotiate a difficult and dangerous path between the corrupt police and the gangs, the Krays and the Richardsons, each vying for control of Britain’s big cities.  Simon’s crime and legal thrillers deal with themes of morality, alienation and displacement. 

 

Simon Michael was born in London and practiced as a barrister for over 30 years, doing crime at first in the Middle Temple and then clinical negligence at the largest chambers in England, No 5 Chambers.  He was published here and in the US in the late 1980s and early 1990 by WH Allen and St Martin’s Press and his short story “Split” was shortlisted for Cosmopolitan/Perrier’s Short Story Award. Four children, two divorces and much therapy forced him to spend the next 20 years practising law, but in 2016 he finally retired to write full-time. Simon lives in Ampthill.

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Tuesday 08 May 2018 - 7:30 pm

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Monday 21 May 2018 - 7:30

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Tuesday 29 May 2018 - 7:30 pm

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Friday 01 June 2018 - 7:30 pm

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Monday 11 June 2018 - 7:30

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Where is David's Bookshop?

David's Bookshops are located in Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, only a few minutesí walk from the railway station in the heart of the Town Centre. There is ample parking nearby.

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Contact Information

David's Bookshop

01462 684631

David's Music

01462 475900

School Orders

01462 475924

Email

info@davids-bookshops.co.uk

Opening Times

David's Bookshop

Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm
Sat 8am - 6pm / Sun 10am - 5pm

David's Music

Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm
Sat 9am - 6pm / Sun 10am - 5pm

David's Cafe

Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10.30am - 4pm
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