News: Crime (writing) pays for Cornish charity

CharityMaxThe debut crime-thriller from Bude-based author Frank Westworth received widespread critical approval when it was launched last year. ‘A Last Act Of Charity’ was short-listed in Wordery’s Best Independent Books of 2014 and selected by crime guru Maxim Jakubowski for his end-of-year recommended reads.

Now, readers who enjoy modern noir or Eurocrime can purchase a copy of ‘Charity’ in Bude – and contribute to a local charity in the process. These paperbacks, each signed by the author, are available from the FoBSP pop-up shop on Belle Vue at the special discounted price of just £9.95. Of that, £5 will be donated to the Friends of Bude Sea Pool to help the volunteer-run organisation maintain and improve the historic tidal swimming pool on Summerleaze Beach.

‘If the Pool didn’t exist then this book probably wouldn’t have been written,’ explains Frank. ‘My wife swims there regularly and this gives me the time to write my thrillers. So I wanted to help FoBSP with their efforts. At this time of year, we thought people might appreciate some holiday reading to take to the beach.’

Corruption of ChastityThe second book in Frank’s ‘killing sisters’ series will be published this autumn. So there’s just time to read the opening episode before more murder and mayhem is unleashed…

The FoBSP shop in Bude, North Cornwall is open from 10am to 5pm. Further information about Bude Sea Pool can be found at


Please note: Frank’s thrillers are intended for an adult audience. They contain explicit language and scenes of a sexual and violent nature.

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