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Marie Green

Past visit to Birmingham Libraries by author Marie Green

Birmingham-based author of cosy detective fiction

Weoley Castle, Kings Norton and Yardley Wood Libraries

Guidance: For Adults

Reading and Writing



Marie visited West Heath, Weoley Castle, Kings Norton and Yardley Wood Libraries.
Marie was talking about and reading from her book The Library Ladies and the Body Behind the Library. This cosy mystery is a light hearted, amusing story involving the ghost of an ex-library assistant  and some amateur sleuthing among a group of friends. Marie also signed copies of her book at the end of her event.
About the book
When the library ladies discover the decomposing body of an ex library assistant behind their little library, they are happy to let the police investigate – well mostly. The police think the victim died accidentally while planning to break into a house behind the library and scale down their investigation. But the library ladies know differently! With enthusiastic snooping and determination to get justice for poor Barry, the eclectic bunch set out to find out what happened with the only clues being a shopping trolley coin from Tesco and the ghost of the victim.  
More about the author
Marie has worked in libraries, including the ones she uses in her books for 10 years. She says that the mix of lovely, interesting and bizarre people that use libraries have given her rich pickings for her stories. Marie also draws from her family and other friends to build the relationships in the stories. She is aiming for a Famous Five book mixed with Miss Marple for the type of stories she wants to write and thinks it is really important to make the reader smile.


Map to venue

Kings Norton Library

Address: Pershore Road South Birmingham B30 3EU

Tel: 0121 464 1532

Buses 45, 49, 18 and Midland Red 147, 148, 146 stop nearby.
84 and 85 go to the Three Estates and the 54Y also stops near the library.
Parking is permitted on the main Pershore Road South, directly outside the library on weekdays between the hours of 9.30am and 4.30pm and all day at weekends. Alternative parking is available on Kings Norton Green.
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Map to venue

Weoley Castle Library

Address: 76 Beckbury Road Birmingham B29 5HR

Tel: 0121 464 1664

Directions: The following bus services stop on Castle Square near the library: 002, 29, 29A, 39, 39A, 49, X64, 448 and 647. Parking on parts of Castle Square and adjacent roads is limited to one hour. Except at peak shopping times it is usually possible to park fairly near to the library but check for restrictions.

Map to venue

Yardley Wood Library

Address: Highfield Road Birmingham B14 4DU

Tel: 0121 464 2110


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