The Crime Writers’ Association

Anatomy of a Crime Thriller


Hard on the heels of its most successful Literary Festival ever, in June 2023 the tiny island of Alderney is hosting a unique one-day festival exploring the ‘Anatomy of a Crime Thriller’.

Organised by The Alderney Literary Trust and sponsored by Ravenscroft, best-selling authors Kate Rhodes, Elly Griffiths and Jane Casey will talk about their latest books and the crucial ingredients of their gripping stories.

The mini festival will take place on Saturday June 10th in the Island’s newly refurbished Methodist Church, with three hour-long sessions in which the authors will reveal the inspiration for their atmospheric settings, complex characters and twisty plots.

Elly Griffiths, author of the internationally successful Ruth Galloway series, explores character in ‘The mind of a murderer’, and Jane Casey, whose latest thriller The Close has been described as ‘dangerously addictive’ will reveal her golden rules for devising ‘A killer plot.’

Kate Rhodes’ current series is based in the Scilly Isles – a small community setting that will feel familiar to anyone who knows Alderney. She will tell us why location is so critical in ‘A perfect place to die’.

Each talk is £10pp, or £27pp for all three, and is free to 16-year-olds and under.

Kate Rhodes is also offering a ‘Starting to Write Crime Fiction’ course on the Saturday morning at nearby La Frette Farm. The course is limited to 20 people. Tickets are £25pp and also free to 16-year-olds and under.

For tickets and further details click here.

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