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Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate 19-22 July 2018

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Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate 19-22 July 2018

July 19 @ 9:00 am - August 23 @ 12:30 pm

The world-class, award-winning Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, now in its 15th year, returns to the magnificent Old Swan Hotel this summer from the 19-22 July. Celebrating the very best in crime fiction, the Festival is a firm date in the literary calendar and has achieved international acclaim for the programming, organisation and atmosphere.   With Lee Child at the helm as Programming Chair for 2018, we’re looking forward to a really exciting programme. Authors who will be holding forth include luminaries…

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CWA & Society of Authors Events for Writers at Harrogate

July 21 @ 10:30 am - 7:00 pm

Are you a writer? On Saturday 21 July the Society of Authors is running a full day of crime-writing events at the Majestic, Harrogate and if you’d like to attend, tickets including lunch and refreshments throughout the day are £75. (Note: discounted price for CWA and Society of Authors members.) What’s going on? Well, CWA Chair Martin Edwards and former CWA Chair Margaret Murphy will be in conversation with forensics expert Helen Pepper at 2pm in an event called Murder…

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Shortlists for the CWA Daggers

July 25 @ 6:30 pm

The CWA will be announcing the shortlists for the CWA Daggers at an event to be held on Wednesday 25 July 2018 at Daunts Books, 61 Cheapside, London, EC2V 6AX. CWA Dagger shortlists to be announced: Gold Dagger, Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger, Historical Dagger, ALCS Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction, Short Story Dagger, International Dagger, Dagger in the Library and Debut Dagger. The evening starts at 18.30 and the announcements commence at 19.15. Drinks and nibbles…

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Films Preserved and Restored: Friday 10 August to Sunday 12 August 2018

August 10 @ 8:00 am - August 12 @ 5:00 pm

This is a residential weekend course organised by the Cosmopolitan Film Club (non-profit) which is running at Chester University Campus on Films Preserved and Restored (i.e. vintage movies which have been improved by new technology). Amongst the eight films being shown there are three thrillers; namely The Front Page (USA 1931), Le Jour Se Leve (France 1939) and Woman on the Run (USA 1950). The course commences with refreshments at around 4pm and dinner on Friday, August 10 and finishes…

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Ray Clark’s new novel, Implant

August 11 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ray Clark’s new novel, Implant, published August 9 by Urbane Books, is designed to make you think about where the world is heading, and how much we all rely on technology. And what a technically clever and ruthless killer might be able to do with it…   Waterstones, Grand Buildings Jameson Street Hull HU1 3JX 01482 580234  

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Crime Science versus Crime Fiction: Exploding the Myths

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday 30 August 6pm-8pm, at the prestigious Royal Society in London. Join Val McDermid, Elly Griffiths, Vaseem Khan, Imran Mahmoud, Professor Ruth Morgan, Professor Richard Wortley, and Barry Forshaw for a truly unique occasion. Crime fiction is the most popular genre in the world. From Sherlock Holmes to CSI, fictional depictions of this good-versus-evil conflict have sought to utilise the latest advances in scientific knowledge. But how closely does crime fiction mirror the realities of police investigation? How far is modern science able…

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Kate Ellis-Bullock will be speaking at South Molton Library

September 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

On 6 September 2018 at 6.30pm, Kate will be speaking at South Molton Library, Devon EX36 3BU.  Kate will be talking about her writing and her books, particularly her new trilogy set in the aftermath of the Great War and her latest Wesley Peterson novel, The Mechanical Devil.

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Cath Staincliffe events summer 2018

September 29 @ 9:30 am

Saturday 29th September 9.30 – 11.30am Write By The Sea Festival, Kilmore Quay, County Wexford, Ireland. A Life of Crime with Cath Staincliffe – From private eye novels to Blue Murder on TV.

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