A local author will make a guest appearance at a book club event later this year.

Andy Griffee, a former journalist and media consultant, will meet book club members at the Royal Porcelain Works to discuss his book, Canal Pushers.

The book – published last year – is Andy’s debut novel in which a serial killer stalks the canal towpaths of Worcester.

The crime thriller begins with a deliberate drowning at night on the towpath near the Commandery and ends with another attack on the Worcester and Birmingham canal at Oddingley.

The climax of the book takes place on the canal during a Worcester Warriors’ home game at Sixways.

The idea for the book was inspired by newspaper reports of a possible serial killer at large in the Greater Manchester area where a number of unexplained drownings had taken place.

Sara Matthews, general manager of the Royal Porcelain Works said: “We are absolutely delighted, and a little bit honoured, to welcome Andy to discuss his novel at our March book club. 

“From humble beginnings the club has grown, offering the opportunity for members of the community to come together to read and discuss a variety of books.” 

The Royal Porcelain Works launched its book club last summer and it takes place once a month on a Monday between 7.40pm and 8.40pm.

The free event takes place in The Foyer with books decided by attendees. 

Andy will be at the book club on Monday, March 2.