A former journalist now writing crime novels is to give a talk at Cullercoats Library next week.
David Mark used to be a crime reporter at the Yorkshire Post and now draws on his years of experience with jaded police officers, incompetent investigations and the grief of those touched by tragedy for his series DS Aector McAvoy novels.
He will give a talk at the library at 7.30pm on Tuesday. Tickets cost £3. For details, call 0191 643 2073.