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Making and Publishing Audiobooks

September 26 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Byte the Book are running a breakfast seminar on making and publishing audiobooks. The seminar will be given by Duncan Honeyman, the senior commissioning editor for audio at Penguin Random House. The date is 26 September from 8.30am to 10.30am at the Groucho Club, London and will be full of practical advice.   It costs £25 for Byte the Book members and £35 for non-members. Here’s the link to the events page.

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Morecambe & Vice Crime Writing Festival

September 28 @ 9:00 am - September 30 @ 5:30 pm

Authors Peter Robinson, Frances Brody, Elly Griffiths, Sarah Hilary, Mari Hannah and many more participate in a fabulous selection of events at Morecambe’s iconic Winter Gardens over the last weekend of September. Beginning with a Murder Mystery at the art deco Midland Hotel perched right on the edge of the beach, the weekend, now in its second year, is rapidly attaining must-attend status. With the astounding views over Morecambe Bay and the back-in-time ambience of the Winter Gardens, it has…

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Write by the Sea Festival with Cath Staincliffe

September 29 @ 9:30 am

Saturday 29 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.  http://writebythesea.ie

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An evening with author Helen Barrell: a talk on 19th century forensic scientist Alfred Swaine Taylor

October 3 @ 7:00 pm

To coincide with Lacy Scott & Knight’s auction of professional and personal effects belonging to ‘Father of British Forensic Science’ Professor Alfred Swaine Taylor (1806-1880) – eminent toxicologist, pioneer photographer, and expert witness for countless Victorian poisoning and other murder cases, author Helen Barrell will give a talk regarding this fascinating man’s life and career. After the talk, there is a private view of the auction pieces. Price: £10 including a sales catalogue for the auction, wine and canapes.

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Dulwich College : a Cradle of Writers?

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

It is widely known that P.G. Wodehouse was a proud old boy of Dulwich College. It is a little less well-known that Raymond Chandler, CS Forester and Dennis Wheatley were also alumni. Or that two Booker prize winning writers, Michael Ondaatje and Graham Swift, attended the school in the 1950s and ‘60s respectively. And that Booker nominated Tom McCarthy (‘C’) and Tom Rob Smith (Child 44) followed them in the 1980s and 90s. Please join us for a conversation about the…

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Cath Staincliffe

October 8 @ 6:30 pm

Cath Staincliffe talks about the real life sparks that inspire her books. https://tinyurl.com/y9vb86mk

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Kate Ellis presents a Murder Mystery Afternoon at Mansfield Library

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On 9 October 2018 at 2pm, Kate will be will be presenting a Murder Mystery Afternoon at Mansfield Library, Notts NG18 1NH. 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. Kate is an entertaining and engaging speaker and you’re guaranteed a convivial afternoon – don’t miss her!

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Kate Ellis Murder Evening at Worksop Library

October 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

On 9 October 2018 at 7.30pm, Kate will be speaking at Worksop Library, Notts S80 2BP. 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. Kate is an entertaining and engaging speaker and you’re guaranteed a convivial evening – don’t miss her!

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Fearful and Wonderful: Alfred Swaine Taylor and 19th century forensic science

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  “Fearful and Wonderful: Alfred Swaine Taylor and 19th century forensic science.” In this talk, discover the cases, both well-known and obscure, of leading 19th century forensic scientist Alfred Swaine Taylor (1806-1880). Along the way, find out about the contribution both he and his wife Caroline made to early photography, his interests in geology, and the development of forensic science as a specialism which grew in importance over the course of Taylor’s career. Helen Barrell is a librarian at the…

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CWA Dagger Awards Dinner

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Thursday 25 October Grange City Hotel, 8-14 Cooper’s Row, London EC3N 2BQ 7pm – late   The publishing world gathers to celebrate the very best in crime writing. Whether your interest is professional or simply through a love of crime fiction or non-fiction, you’re very welcome to join us – tickets and details are available from admin@thecwa.co.uk . This year’s winner of the prestigious CWA Diamond Dagger, Michael Connelly, will be awarded with the stunning trophy at the glittering ceremony.…

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