Book launch signals crime thriller finale

Authors, fans and VIPs attend event for last chapter of series inspired by Brum

Crime-writer AA Abbott, also known as Helen Blenkinsop, launched the fifth and final book in her action-packed Trail series at an event at Bottega Prosecco Bar and Restaurant, Arena Birmingham. AA Abbott’s love for Birmingham became the inspiration for the Trail series and the event was attended by fans of the books, local authors and VIPs. There was also a Q&A with the author, hosted by Brum Hour’s David Massey, readings and a book signing. Action in the Final Trail takes place across the city and features the Rose Villa Tavern and 1,000 Trades in the Jewellery Quarter.


1 Pat Spence, AA Abbott

2 Punam Farmah, Chris and Edna Hills

3 Mary Tibbett, Ali Aelsey, Phil Stubbs

4 Anita Mann, Samantha Lyster

5 Sheila Kelly-Trow, Angoora Begum, Julia Greensall

6 AA Abbott, Dave Massey