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Mad or Bad Workshop with Barbara Nadel

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mad or Bad Workshop with Barbara Nadel Come along to this workshop to find out what it means to be mad or bad and whether wickedness exists? How does the law and psychiatry decide whether someone who has committed a crime was sane or mentally unwell when he or she did the deed? This is a complex issue where legal and medical definition meet and sometimes clash. It is also a subject which challenges our beliefs about the limits or…

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UK Crime Book Club with Julie Anderson

May 13 @ 7:00 pm

Join Julie Anderson talking with Samantha Brownley about ‘Oracle’ the new Cassandra Fortune novel at the virtual UK Crime Book Club. Set near the ancient Temple of Apollo at Delphi on Mount Parnassus, Greece, the novel explores the idea of justice, old and new, when a body is discovered, placed like an offering to the God. Next day a broken corpse is found at the foot of the cliffs from where blasphemers were once tossed to their deaths. As a storm closes…

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Writing in the Time of Covid: Panel with Jan Carson, Jarred McGinnis and Saeida Rouass

May 14 @ 7:00 pm

Writing in the Time of Covid: Panel with Jan Carson, Jarred McGinnis and Saeida Rouass Writers Jan Carson, Jarred McGinnis and Saeida Rouass discuss how they’ve found writing during the current pandemic. Has the Covid era changed how they write, and how has lockdown impacted on their creativity and writing lives? Have they been able to find inspiration amongst all the doom and gloom, and is there a new digital landscape for writers? Find out how our panellists have coped as…

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Creating Authenticity in Fiction: Online Workshop with Saeida Rouass

May 16 @ 11:00 am

Creating Authenticity in Fiction: Online Workshop with Saeida Rouass Whether you write historical, contemporary or fantasy fiction, creating a convincing backdrop for your story can be a challenge. This workshop will explore the various considerations involved in creating authenticity in fiction writing, whichever genre you write in. It will encourage participants to think through how to build an authentic world for their story, compelling characters who have depth, and storylines that put the reader on a meaningful narrative journey. There…

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Oracle with Julie Anderson

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Come along to this author talk about a new thriller set in ancient Delphi which explores issues relevant today. About this Event Oracle by our guest, author Julie Anderson, is about justice – from the brutal, archaic form of blood vengeance prevalent in early human societies to modern systems of law and jurisprudence, set in the context of a democracy. This is the law and equality under the law which allows democracy to thrive and underpins the freedoms and safeguards for individuals…

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Reading Party with Lesley Thomson: The Distant Dead

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Reading Party with Lesley Thomson: The Distant Dead Cleaner-turned-detective Stella Darnell connects a murder in Tewkesbury Abbey to a decades-old mystery in wartime London. From the number 1 bestselling author of The Detective’s Daughter. London, 1940: A woman lies dead in a bombed-out house. It looks like she’s another tragic casualty of the Blitz, until police pathologist Aleck Northcote proves she was strangled and placed at the scene. But Northcote himself has something to hide. And when his past catches up…

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The CWA Presents: Walking Through a Crime Scene Part 2

May 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Part 2 – ‘Murder Under the Microscope’ with Dr Jim Fraser   Learn with the Crime Experts 20 May 7.30pm Tickets: http://bit.ly/MurderUnderMicroscope The minds behind February’s Blending Fact and Fiction have put together a thrilling three-part series: Walking Through A Crime Scene. Accuracy underpins plausibility in any novel, and in crime fiction, it’s imperative not to make any mistakes. The CWA’s bestselling author Sam Blake and Crime Fiction PhD student Luke Deckard are bringing an ex-senior police officer, a CSI officer, a forensic expert…

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Reading Party with M.W. Craven: The Dead Ground

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Reading Party with M.W. Craven: The Dead Ground Detective Sergeant Washington Poe is in court, fighting eviction from his beloved and isolated croft, when he is summoned to a backstreet brothel in Carlisle where a man has been beaten to death with a baseball bat. Poe is confused – he hunts serial killers and this appears to be a straightforward murder-by-pimp – but his attendance was requested personally, by the kind of people who prefer to remain in the shadows.…

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Reading Party with Greg Buchanan: Sixteen Horses

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Reading Party with Greg Buchanan: Sixteen Horses Every now and again a book comes along with such buzz about it. Sixteen Horses is one of those and we’re proud to invite you to a Reading Party about this stunning debut. Near the dying English seaside town of Ilmarsh, local police detective Alec Nichols discovers sixteen horses’ heads on a farm, each buried with a single eye facing the low winter sun. Join us to explore this stunningly unsettling literary crime mystery.…

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CWA Presents: Walking Through a Crime Scene Part 3

June 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Part 3 – ‘Pathology Opened Up’ with Dr Marie Cassidy   Learn with the Crime Experts 24 June 7.30pm Tickets: http://bit.ly/pathologyopenedup The minds behind February’s Blending Fact and Fiction have put together a thrilling three-part series: Walking Through A Crime Scene. Accuracy underpins plausibility in any novel, and in crime fiction, it’s imperative not to make any mistakes. The CWA’s bestselling author Sam Blake and Crime Fiction PhD student Luke Deckard are bringing an ex-senior police officer, a CSI officer, a…

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