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Writer spreads word on reading.

THE creator of TV police drama series, Blue Murder, paid a visit to a St Helens library to mark World Book Day.

Cath Staincliffe, who is a regular guest speaker at literary festivals, readers days and library events, called into Moss Bank Library yesterday for the annual celebration of books and reading.

The author, who penned the Sal Kilkenny mysteries, talked to readers during the free event. Speaking about World Book Day, the crime writer said: "It is a marvellous idea to celebrate books, reading brings such great pleasure to millions of us, and World Book Day helps to spread the word and attract new readers.

Blue Murder starred Caroline Quentin as Detective Chief Inspector Janine Lewis, and ran for five series.

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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Mar 3, 2010
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