FURIOUS HOURS: MURDER, FRAUD & THE LAST TRIAL OF HARPER LEE
7pm Monday 7th October at the Brighthelm Centre
New Yorker writer Casey Cep stumbled across a briefcase when researching the publication of Go Set a Watchman – a briefcase containing the first chapter of The Reverend, a true crime book by Harper Lee that was never published – possibly never even finished.
Cep brings the incredible true story of a Reverend serial killer and his murder trial to light, interwoven with a vivid, thoughtful account of Harper Lee’s quest to write another book. A gripping courtroom drama with a deeply moving portrait of a beloved writer’s struggles with fame, success and the mysteries of artistic creativity.
Cep will be in conversation with Sarah Churchwell, author of Behold, America and Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of The Great Gatsby.
Tickets are £10 and available from City Books in Hove, or to purchase online via Eventbrite click here. The Brighthelm Centre is on North Road (BN1 1YD), just a short walk from Brighton train station.