Thriller writer David a charming guest as he meets fans at literary lunch

American crime writer David Baldacci at the literary lunch with Alison Plackitt of Plackitt and Booth booksellers
American crime writer David Baldacci at the literary lunch with Alison Plackitt of Plackitt and Booth booksellers

Best-selling thriller writer David Baldacci captivated his audience as he made his Lytham debut at a literary lunch organised by local bookseller Plackitt and Both.

The event at the Gusto restaurant was a sellout and Plackitt and Booth co-proprietor Alison Plackitt said: “It was an amazing success. David was completely charming and I think the whole audience adored him.

“He went round every table and said ‘hi’ to everyone before we sat down for lunch and his after-lunch talk was completely captivating.”

Baldacci has more than 110 million books in print and his latest work is The Fix, in which he introduces FBI Detective, Amos Decker.

Many of the American’s books have been adapted for film and TV.

His smash-hit standalone thriller, Absolute Power, was made into a movie starring and directed by Clint Eastwood, while his King and Maxwell protagonists featured in a TV series.

Baldacci’s visit was part of a series of literary lunches organised by Plackitt and Booth.

The next, on Wednesday, June 14, will feature Jane Green, a former newspaper feature writer who now has 17 novels to her name, with her latest work The Sunshine Sisters.

Details of her visit on 01253 796958.