Become a Reading Detective

If you would like to find out which King died from eating too much fish and was buried in Reading or where you could find Queen Victoria’s finger you need to read Reading Detectives.

Reading Detectives in an interactive guide to Reading’s history and asks some intriguing questions. Clues are given to the questions and the answers are waiting to be found on buildings, statues and street signs.

There are four different routes to follow to find the answers to who lived and visited Reading and what they got up to. Extra information is provided so that you can uncover Reading’s hidden history.

As part of Heritage Open Days 2014 Reading Detectives author Kerry Renshaw and photographer Electra Colios will be talking about their new book on Saturday, September 13 in Waterstones book shop, Broad Street, Reading at 11.00 am, 3.00 pm and 3.30 pm.

Reading Detectives ISBN 978-1-909747-02-9 is published by Two Rivers Press at £6.99. You can order a copy online from