Penarth Literary Festival: Reverend Richard Coles – LIVE-STREAM

Due to unprecedented demand, we are now live-streaming our sold out event with bestselling author and all round national treasure, the Reverend Richard Coles! You can join us (from the comfort of your own sofa) as Richard chat to Griffin Books owner, Mel, about his must-read new novel, A Death in the Parish – the sequel to his Sunday Times number one bestseller Murder Before Evensong.

The event will also be recorded for ticketholders to view at a later date.

A Death in the Parish:
Canon Daniel Clement is back… and so are his mother Audrey, the inhabitants of Champton and – of course – Cosmo and Hilda, Daniel’s beloved dachshunds. It’s been a few months since murder tore apart the community of Champton. As Canon Daniel Clement tries to steady his flock, the parish is joined with Upper and Lower Badsaddle, bringing a new tide of unwanted change.

But church politics soon become the least of Daniel’s problems. His mother – headstrong, fearless Audrey – is obviously up to something, something she is determined to keep from him. And she is not the only one. And then all hell breaks loose when murder returns to Champton in the form of a shocking ritualistic killing…

Richard Coles is a writer, broadcaster and Anglican priest. He co-presented Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4 and appears, from time to time, on QI, Have I Got News For You and Would I Lie To You? He has won Christmas Masterchef, Celebrity Mastermind (twice), and captained Leeds to victory in Christmas University Challenge in 2019. A contestant on Strictly Come Dancing in 2017, he scored a lamentably low mark for a Paso Doble.

He writes regularly for the Sunday Times, and is the author of half a dozen books, including a bestselling autobiography, Fathomless Riches, and the bereavement bestseller The Madness of Grief, after the death of his partner, David Coles. Murder Before Evensong, the first book in the Canon Clement Mystery series, was an instant number 1 Sunday Times bestseller. Richard is Patron of Greatwell Homes, a Housing Association providing social and affordable housing in east Northants, and is Chancellor of the University of Northampton.


Jun 14 2023


7:30 pm






Griffin Books