The Crime Writers’ Association

Local Blood: A Panel Discussion with local authors Michelle Birkby, Emma Curtis and Jess Kidd

Three local authors from Richmond upon Thames team up to talk about their latest novels and the process of writing. Birkby, Curtis and Kidd have each mined the dark seams of mystery and suspense and written tales that strike chords of unease amongst their readers.

Michelle is the author The House at Baker Street and The Women on Baker Street, the first two books in the successful Mrs Hudson and Mary Watson investigation series. The House at Baker Street was nominated for the CWA Endeavour Historical Dagger. Michelle lives in Hampton Hill.

Emma was born in Brighton and brought up in London. Her fascination with the darker side of domestic life inspired her to write One Little Mistake, her first psychological suspense. She lives in Richmond with her husband and two children.

Jess has taught creative writing and gained an MA and PhD in Creative Writing Studies from St Mary’s University, Twickenham. Her debut novel, Himself, was published in 2016 and her second novel, The Hoarder, will be released in spring 2018.

The event will be chaired by Cheney Gardner, Reading Manager for Richmond Library Service.

Please note there is a special ticket price of £5.50 for Richmond Card holders.


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