AUTHOR Mike Pannett will visit the new Starbeck Library next month when he launches his third book in paperback.
The former policeman was born in York and joined the Metropolitan Police in 1988.
He became one of the youngest officers to be given his own patch, and served on the divisional crime squad, murder squad and TSG (riot police).
He transferred to North Yorkshire police in 1997 after missing the countryside and fly fishing, going on to be a rural beat officer and wildlife officer.
In 2005 he starred in the BBC’s Country Cops and was inspired to write about his adventures across North Yorkshire, resulting in three books so far.
He will be at Starbeck Library on Tuesday, April 19 at 2pm, when he will be describing his life tackling rural crime. Tickets are £2.50 and available by visiting the library or calling 0845 034 9525.