The Crime Writers’ Association

Make Crime Pay – thriller and crime fiction day


Join us for a packed day of online workshops, talks, interviews with an exciting range of Crime Writing authors.

Online via Google Meet

As crime and thriller fiction enjoy unparalleled popularity, join us for a packed day of online workshops, talks, interviews and more with an exciting range of authors! Throughout the event you’ll have the chance to get writing tips and advice, hear from some leading writers in the field on their own publication journeys and creative processes, explore new ways to develop crime writing ideas and more.

Tickets £50 for full day ticket or from £30 for single thread (workshops or interviews/talks)

Our confirmed line up for the day…

Author Interviews with:

MJ Arlidge, million-selling author of the DI Helen Grace series (Eeny Meeny, Truth or Dare, Cat and Mouse)

John Connolly, International bestselling thriller and horror author (The Charlie Parker Series, Nocturnes, The Book of Lost Things)

Shari Lapena, #1 bestselling crime author (The Couple Next Door, The End of Her, Not a Happy Family)

Gytha Lodge, multi-award winning novelist and playwright (Little Sister, Lie Beside Me, A Killer in the Family)

BA Paris, international bestselling thriller author (Behind Closed Doors, The Therapist, The Prisoner)

Adele Parks MBE, multi-million bestselling crime author (One Last Secret, Both of Us, Lies Lies Lies)

Liz Nugent, #1 bestselling crime writer (Strange Sally Diamond, Our Little Cruelties, Skin Deep)

Cath Staincliffe, ‘acclaimed, award-winning author (Silence Between Breaths, Running out of Road, Scott and Bailey tie-in novels) and scriptwriter (Blue Murder, Stone).


Paul Finch, bestselling crime and thriller writer (The Heckenburg ‘Heck’ series, Lucy Clayburn series)

Susi Holliday, acclaimed dark fiction author (The Hike, The Substitute, The Last Resort)

Louise Jensen, million-selling author of psychological thrillers (The Sister, The Gift, The Surrogate)

Tom Mead, acclaimed mystery novelist (Death and the Conjuror, The Murder Wheel)

John Sutherland, crime author and retired police officer (Blue, Crossing the Line, The Siege)

Roz Watkins, crime author of the DI Meg Dalton series (The Devil’s Dice, Dead Man’s Daughter, Cut to the Bone)

A recording of the event will be available for all ticket holders to view after the event.

Tickets available here.

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