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An Evening with Jim Kelly in Ely

Wednesday 3rd January

  • Venue St Peter's Church, Broad Street, Ely, CB7 4AH
  • Doors open 7.10pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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1939, Cambridge: The opening weeks of the Second World War, and the first blackout – The Great Darkness – covers southern England, enveloping the city. Detective Inspector Eden Brooke, a wounded hero of the Great War, takes his nightly dip in the cool waters of the Cam. Daylight reveals a corpse on the riverside, the body torn apart by some unspeakable force. Brooke investigates, calling on the expertise and inspiration of a faithful group of fellow ‘nighthawks’ across the city, all condemned, like the detective, to a life lived away from the light. Within hours The Great Darkness has claimed a second victim. War, it seems, has many victims, but what links these crimes of the night?  Jim Kelly is a master of gripping crime fiction, with the added charm, for local readers, of the East Anglian settings.  Do join us for what will be an excellent evening, celebrating the publication of The Great Darkness.

Please note: this event is going ahead tonight, despite the inclement weather!