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‘Death in the East’: An evening with Abir Mukherjee

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‘Death in the East’: An evening with Abir Mukherjee

January 30 @ 6:30 pm

Heffers is pleased to welcome back award-winning crime author Abir Mukherjee, who will be talking about his latest Sam Wyndham novel, ‘Death in the East’ – another rip-roaring adventure set in 1920s India. The previous novel in the series, ‘Smoke and Ashes’, was chosen by the Sunday Times as one of the 100 Best Crime & Thriller Novels since 1945 and we’re looking forward to hearing more from Abir, with his usual warmth and wit. Tickets are £6 in advance and available from

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Book Launch – A Wash of Black

February 1 @ 7:00 pm

IT’S NOT LIFE THAT IMITATES ART. IT’S DEATH. Anna Symons. Famous. Talented. Dead. When the body of a famous actress is found mutilated on an ice rink in Manchester, recreating a scene from a blockbuster film she starred in years ago, DI Erika Piper must find the culprit; the media-dubbed ‘Blood Ice Killer.’ Having recently returned to work after suffering a near fatal attack herself, she must once again prove her worth. But when another body is found, and the…

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The secrets of successful crime writing at Hythe Library

February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The secrets of successful crime writing at Hythe Library, Hampshire Monday 10th February 2020  2.00pm If you enjoy reading gripping fast-paced crime novels full of twists and turns, compelling, multi-layered with great characters then Pauline Rowson’s crime novels are right up your street.  Join Pauline for her lively and entertaining talk and hear about the inspiration behind her crime novels, how she plots, researches and writes them. “Pauline Rowson is the mistress of weaving intricate plot twists in complicated tales…

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Granite Noir 2020

February 20 - February 23

Granite Noir is back for 2020 with a huge selection of fascinating author conversations, exhibitions, local history talks, film screenings, music, workshops and more, all inspired by the incredible popularity of crime fiction in all its forms and most importantly Aberdeen, which makes the perfect backdrop for the festival – steeped in history, atmosphere and with a strong sense of place. Sara Paretsky, Ian Rankin and Ben Aaronovitch headline the festival, as well as appearances from authors of Nordic Noir,…

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Newcastle Noir 2020

May 1 - May 3

Fast becoming one of the premier crime writing festivals in the North East of England, Newcastle Noir is now in its seventh year. Join local, national and international crime readers and writers in this celebration of all things bookishly criminal, all wrapped up in some down-to-earth Geordie hospitality. The programme for the festival will be confirmed at the end of January, but book the dates (1 – 3 May) now!

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CrimeFest 2020

June 4 - June 7

This summer, Bristol will once again host one of the world’s leading crime fiction conventions. CRIMEFEST is for people who like to read an occasional crime novel as well as for die-hard fanatics. Drawing top crime novelists, readers, editors, publishers and reviewers from around the world, it gives all delegates the opportunity to celebrate the genre in a friendly, informal and inclusive atmosphere. This year guest speakers include CWA Diamond Dagger winner Robert Goddard, Laura Lippman and Zoe Sharp. The…

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