CHRONICLE readers have the chance to meet the best selling author and master of suspense, Jeffery Deaver.

Born in Chicago in 1950, Deaver worked as a journalist, folk singer and Wall Street attorney before quitting the city life at 40 to write full time.

In the past 27 years he has produced 35 books, sold 20 million copies and found international fame when 'The Bone Collector' was adapted for the silver screen in a film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie.

He comes to Waterstones on Broad Street at 12.30pm on May 2 to mark the twentieth anniversary of 'The Bone Collector' and celebrate the publication of 'The Burial Hour' - the thirteenth outing of his famous paraplegic forensic detective, Lincoln Rhyme.

Cheryl Dibden, Events Coordinator Waterstones Reading Broad Street, said "We are looking forward to a great book signing with the master of suspense Jeffery Deaver.

"So if you want the chance to win a signed copy of his new book, enter our competition with the Reading Chronicle as one lucky reader will win a signed copy of 'The Burial Hour' and the opportunity to meet Jeffery at the event - subject to the event running to schedule."

To win a signed copy of Jeffery's new book please answer the following question: 'What is the title of the Jeffery Deaver's new book'?

Please send the answer along with your name, address, telephone number and email address to events.reading@waterstones.com or send to Jeffery Deaver Competition, Waterstones Reading Broad Street, 89a Broad Street, Reading RG1 2AP.

The competition closes at midnight on Wednesday 26 April. The winner will be notified by Thursday 27 April.

This event is free of charge but is expected to be popular, so arrive in plenty of time.

Reading Chronicle:

Competition Terms and Conditions

This competition is open to all readers of Reading Chronicle. Entry to the competition is free, no purchase is necessary. Simply send in your answer to the competition question to Waterstones Reading Broad Street (events.reading@waterstones.com). All entries must include the entrant's name, address, email address and contact telephone number. Neither the Promoter nor Waterstones Booksellers will be liable for any entry which is lost, damaged or delayed.

The closing date for the competition is midnight Wednesday 26 April 2017.

The winner will receive 1 x signed copy of 'The Burial Hour' by Jeffery Deaver.

In the event of a tie, all tied correct entries will be entered into a draw which will be independently supervised. The winner will be the first name drawn out of the hat.

There is no cash alternative.

The judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The winner will be notified by telephone or email on Thursday 27 April 2017. If Waterstones is unable to make contact with the winner by 5 pm on Friday 28 April 2017 a further draw will be made and a different winner selected.

The winner agrees to the use of their name and photograph for publicity purposes. The promoters will publish first name, surname, age and town of residence of the winner in their publicity material.

The competition is not open to employees of the Promoter or Waterstones Booksellers not their respective families or anyone directly connected to the competition.

In the event of unforeseen circumstances, Waterstones reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.

Promoter: Reading Chronicle