The Crime Writers' Association

Essex Book Festival’s Golden Age of Crime

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March 11, 2017 - March 12, 2017

CWA members Helen Barrell, Simon Brett and Isabelle Grey are hosting various events within the Essex Book Festival’s homage to Golden Age crime writing – and crime writing today!

Join Essex Book Festival for a weekend of sleuthing in Southend-on-Sea. This year’s line up includes Sophie Hannah on writing the first Poirot novel since Agatha Christie’s death; Frances Fyfield, Jill Paton Walsh and Simon Brett celebrate the long-lasting legacy of Dorothy L Sayers; Helen Barrell hosts a Criminally Good Afternoon Tea, with real life stories about poison and panic in the 1840s; debut crime writers join our ‘Fresh Blood’ panel; there’s also a Golden Age of Crime Quiz Night; Charles Beck shares insights into Dennis Wheatley’s life and work; Sheila Mitchell talks about HRF Keating; and Isabelle Grey hosts a crime-writing workshop.

Essex Book Festival’s Golden Age of Crime

Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 March
Park Inn Palace Hotel, Southend-on-Sea

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March 11, 2017
March 12, 2017
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Park Inn Palace hotel
Southend, Essex United Kingdom + Google Map