Award-winning Preston author to launch new book at city’s Waterstones

Posted on - 8th February, 2024 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Proud Preston, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Christie Newport
Christie Newport

Award-winning Preston author Christie J. Newport is launching her new book at Waterstones in the city.


The Ordinary Man – the second instalment of The Preston Murders series with Detective Beth Fellows – has been published today (Thursday 8 February).

It follows The Raven’s Mark, which garnered a number of glowing reviews from best-selling and award-winning authors

The Ordinary Man trailer features eerie music and the words: “He’s just an ordinary man, driving an ordinary car telling you to get in. And he’s the last person you’ll ever see alive.”

A former pupil of Archbishop Temple Church of England High School and Preston College, Christie won the inaugural Joffe Books Prize for Crime Writers of Colour in 2021.


Read more: Award winning Preston crime writer inspires pupils at her former secondary school

The launch event takes place at Waterstones in Fishergate on Saturday 10 February at 3pm. There will be a Q&A hosted by Samantha Brownley from the UK Crime Book Club and author signing.

Christie said: “It’s very exciting to be having the launch in my home city and where the series is set.”

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