Local Heanor and Ripley author Neal James' book 'Two Little Dicky Birds' has been nominated for a brilliant award and we can all get involved in helping it to win.
The People’s Book Prize is a national competition aimed at discovering new and unknown works, through which the public are encouraged to vote for their favourite books.
Votes are now being accepted for the Spring Collection and will be accepted until 20 May 2012.
Readers can vote for three different books in each category in a 3 month period, but cannot vote for the same book twice otherwise the vote will be rejected.
To give you a bit more information about this great and well deserving book, we've reproduced the 'blurb' here to whet your whistle and hopefully tempt you to get your hands on a copy, read it and then vote...(http://www.peoplesbookprize.com/book.php?id=718)
‘Two Little Dicky Birds’
“On Saturday 8th April 1975, in a fit of rage, Paul Townley took the life of his father, Harold. The significance of that single event was to affect the rest of his life, as he resolved to make it his mission to rid society of the kind of person that the man had become.
The first killing took place six months later, and over the following fifteen years seventeen more were to follow, as the trail of devastation left by a serial killer covered the length and breadth of England.
Detective Chief Inspector Colin Barnes looked down at the letter which lay on the desk before him. An icy hand gripped his heart as he read once more the details of the eighteen murders. Murders which had come back to haunt him from his past as he realised that he would, once more, be faced with the serial killer who had called himself ......Petey.”
The book can be ordered through any of our local libraries or bought from:
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