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Murder at the Seaview Hotel online book launch

October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Book Launch (online) as part of Sunderland Libraries Literature Festival
Murder at the Seaview Hotel by Glenda Young

Join Sunderland’s best-selling author Glenda Young online as she launches her debut cosy crime Murder at the Seaview Hotel, published by Headline.

Set in Scarborough, the book stars 12 Elvis impersonators, called Twelvis! When one is murdered and his blue suede shoes are stolen, hotel landlady Helen Dexter and her rescue greyhound Suki are on the case to solve the crime.

Web link will go live on Wednesday 27 October at 2pm

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Perfect Crime One-Day Festival, Liverpool


November 13

Liverpool’s First Ever Crime Fiction Day

Perfect Crime UK is LIVE and IN PERSON this November, and have we got a lineup for you!

Ann Cleeves, creator of Vera and Shetland, will be appearing in two sessions at this all-day event for crime fans in Liverpool on Saturday 13th November, discussing with Elly Griffiths the marginal and coastal communities in their writing and chatting about forensic aspects of crime writing with pathologist Professor James Grieve.

Our star-studded line-up also features Sophie Hannah, Mel Sherratt, CWA Diamond Dagger winner Martin Edwards and Gold Dagger winner M W Craven.

Author panels will discuss all things crime, from Agatha Christie through gritty psychological thrillers, to murder on the Mersey. There will be a chance for readers to quiz their favourite authors, and to buy signed copies of their books – just in time for those hard-to-please relatives and friends at Christmas! And for aspiring writers, David Jackson will run a workshop on ‘writing the killer pitch’.

Perfect Crime is organised by local publisher Ian Skillicorn and Liverpool crime writers Margaret Murphy and Caz Finlay, who are also appearing at the festival.

When Liverpool hosted the British Science Association festival, Margaret helped to organise a head-to-head between crime writers and scientists. The university’s largest lecture hall sold out so fast that they had to arrange a second session. This was in 2008 –  clearly Perfect Crime is long overdue – so we very much look forward to welcoming readers, writers, and crime experts from far and near to a rewarding day of discussion and entertaining chat from some of the top names in British crime fiction and non-fiction.

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Full author guest list: Ann CleevesElly GriffithsSophie HannahMartin Edwards,  Mel SherrattSusanna BeardRhiannon Ward, Amanda BrookeHeather BurnsideMW CravenCaz FinlayBarry Forshaw, Senior Forensic Pathologist Prof James GrieveNoelle HoltenDavid JacksonMargaret Murphy / Ashley Dyer

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