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Stretch Theatre Company: Intended Victim

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Stretch Theatre Company: Intended Victim

November 20 - November 23

A new thriller written & directed by Simon Mawdsley. A tense, psychological thriller, with an all-female cast. Five police detectives gather to commemorate the death of one of their colleagues, but one of them is planning a murder. The question is who are they planning to kill, and why?   Tickets £13 (£10 conc) Tickets available at

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An afternoon with CWA writers at Havering Literary Festival!

November 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

An afternoon with CWA writers Anja de Jager, Leigh Russell and Anne Coates at Havering Literary Festival!   The Havering Literary Festival 2019 runs between 4 and 23 November. This year it features talks by internationally-acclaimed and award-winning authors, including the ‘Queen of Crime writing’ Martina Cole, anthropologist Professor Alice Roberts, Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas, TV presenter and architectural historian Dan Cruickshank, travel writer Simon Calder and social media sensations Laura Belbin (aka Knee Deep in Life) and Al Ferguson,…

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The Victorian Fear of Poison Murder

November 21 @ 6:30 pm

In the nineteenth century the prospect of being poisoned was a very real fear, and the poisoner has frequently been denounced as the worst kind of criminal. Poison is secret and treacherous, administered by someone close to the victim, hidden in food, or disguised as medicine. Poisoners were seen as cruel and cold hearted, calmly watching their victims suffer and die. Following some sensational reporting in the press this fear escalated into a national panic, in which it was believed…

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Margate Bookie – Crime Waves

November 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Best-selling crime authors Lisa Jewell, Tammy Cohen and Amanda Jennings share the secrets of twisty noir and psychological thrillers. Lisa Jewell’s books include Ralph’s Party, Thirtynothing, After The Party and most recently The House We Grew Up In, The Girls in the Garden, and Then She Was Gone After being made redundant, Lisa accepted a challenge from her friend to write three chapters of a novel in exchange for dinner at her favourite restaurant. Those three chapters were eventually developed…

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Margate Bookie – Mark Billingham

November 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

A body is found on Margate Sands… Join Mark Billingham as he reads from his latest crime blockbuster Their Little Secret. Mark’s first novel, Sleepyhead, was an instant bestseller in the UK. The series of crime novels featuring London-based detective Tom Thorne continued with Scaredy Cat and was followed by Lazybones, The Burning Girl, Lifeless, Buried, Death Message, Bloodline, From The Dead, Good As Dead, The Dying Hours, The Bones Beneath, Time Of Death, Love Like Blood and the most…

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