One of Britain's leading crime writers is heading to Stockton to talk about his books and help celebrate National Libraries Day.
Peter Robinson, creator of the multi award winning DCI Banks novels, will be holding a book talk and signing event at Stockton Central Library on Saturday, 4 February.
The Yorkshire-born author now lives in Canada but, while on a whistle-stop trip to Britain, will make a stop at Stockton to talk to book lovers about DCI Banks and the series of books set in the fictional town of Eastvale.
The hugely popular series of books have been adapted for the small screen with North East actor, Stephen Tomkinson, taking the lead role.
The event takes place from 4.30-6pm on Saturday, 4 February. Tickets are £2 but are free to all library members. Just show your library card or join the library to book your ticket for free.
It coincides with the 2012 National Libraries Day which celebrates the importance of reading and the huge part libraries play in communities.
Councillor Ken Dixon, Stockton Council's Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, said: "It is a real coup for Stockton to get a writer of Peter Robinson's calibre. He is a hugely acclaimed author and I am sure the event will be a real success.
"It is also a great opportunity for anyone who is not already a member of the library service, to join up and go along to the talk for free."
To book a ticket, or for more information, call Stockton's Tourist Information Centre on (01642) 528130 or call in at The Shambles, Stockton High Street.