The Crime Writers’ Association



With Diana Bretherick, Simon Brett, Judith Cranswick, Jeff Dowson, Donna Fletcher-Crow, Christine Hammacott, Dot Marshall-Gent, Graham Minett, Jennifer Palmer, Linda Regan, Leigh Russell, Sally Spedding, Lesley Thomson, Laura Weston and Carol Westron.

Following the success of last year’s MysteryFest event – a collaboration between BookFest and Mystery People – 2019 sees another fun packed day of crime fiction and fact with a host of bestselling authors and speakers.

This year there are fifteen speakers, including twelve authors, many of them bestsellers, and the Guest of Honour is Simon Brett, a bestselling author with both book series and radio series to his credit. The programme includes two author panels and several talks, including an exploration of the theme ‘Bodies in the Library,’ and a talk about the two real life cases that Arthur Conan Doyle became involved in. There will also be an exhibition of Conan Doyle artefacts, and the Hayling Island Bookshop will be present selling books by all the Mystery Fest authors.

Full programme at

Ticket link £15 includes a light lunch

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