Chris Nickson – On Tour with WPC Lottie Armstrong

Chris Nickson is the author of several historical crime novel series set in Leeds. The Year of the Gun is the second appearance of WPC Lottie Armstrong. 

You can catch up with Chris and Lottie on tour from today. The Year of the Gun is published by the History Press today and you can order it here.

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1944: Twenty years after WPC Lottie Armstrong was dismissed from the Leeds police force, she’s back, now a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Police Corps.

Detective Chief Superintendent McMillan is now head of CID, trying to keep order with a depleted force as many of the male officers have enlisted. This hasn’t stopped the criminals, however, and as the Second World War rages around them, can they stop a blackout killer with a taste for murder?

Chris says, “I’d originally planned just one book about Lottie, but she was one of those characters who refused to let me go, so I picked up the traces of her life 20 years later, during World War II.”



Fiona Gell

Fiona is a lifelong reading enthusiast and book lover. Her career started as a bookseller and has never really veered away from the written and spoken word. It was a dream for her to be a founder member of The Leeds Big Bookend and the Northern Short Story Festival. She continues to be its Director.

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