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Bloody Scotland

September 20 - September 22

    Highlights include: Ian Rankin Alexander McCall Smith Alex Gray and Lin Anderson, interviewed by the BBC Radio Scotland’s Janice Forsyth Denise Mina and Louise Welsh Nicci French and Ambrose Parry Icelandic queen of crime Yrsa Sigurðardóttir Stuart MacBride Mark Billingham and straight from our favourite game show Pointless, Richard Osman, who will be releasing his first crime novel The Thursday Murder Club next year. Also… Alice Vinten (police constable in the Metropolitan Police) appearing with Mim Skinner (who writes…

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Capital Crime

September 26 - September 28

Capital Crime, London’s first crime and thriller festival, is coming this September to Covent Garden. With over 30 CWA members appearing, such as Peter James, Antonia Hodgson, Ian Rankin, Dreda Say Mitchell, Mark Edwards, Will Dean and MW Craven, this is a line-up not to be missed. A festival for readers and fans of all things crime and thriller, Capital Crime is an inclusive weekend of cocktail parties, private screenings and engaging panels that celebrate the genre we love best. Get your tickets now…

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Dark Stories and Disturbing Tales with Emily Koch, Jane Corry, Jane Shemilt and Melanie Golding

September 26 @ 7:00 pm

These best-selling authors, all writers of powerful thrillers, discuss the art of writing and why psychological suspense is so popular during these turbulent times. How do you write a thriller that makes you stay up all night, feverishly turning the pages? And just why has the genre ‘psychological suspense’ become so huge in the turbulent world that we live in today? Four of the country’s best-selling psychological thriller writers talk about the art of creating suspense and why psychological drama…

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Morecambe & Vice Crime Writing Festival

September 28 @ 9:00 am - September 29 @ 4:30 pm

In September 2017, Morecambe & Vice made its sparkling debut at the glorious Morecambe Winter Gardens. Described as a weekend ‘full of warmth, wit and wisdom’, authors, speakers and guests from across the globe flocked to the sunny seaside for a weekend filled with criminal shenanigans. Now, in 2019 we are back for our third year running! This year the North West’s quirkiest crime-writing festival will be bigger and better than ever before! Keep an eye out on our Facebook page and Twitter…

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Tresco Residential Mystery Writing Retreat

October 2 - October 7

Draw inspiration from island surroundings as writer Hannah Dennison helps take the mystery out of writing a mystery! Whether you’re starting something new, have a mystery novel in progress or just want to learn more about the mystery writing process this workshop is for you. Hannah Dennison’s teaching and the evocative landscape of Tresco intertwine to form an ideal incubator for creative concepts, plots and complex characters. The retreat will take place from Wednesday 2nd – Monday 7th October 2019, and…

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Cath Staincliffe – Libraries Week

October 7 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrate National Libraries Week with author Cath Staincliffe talking about the inspiration behind her latest novels.   Come and listen to best selling crime writer Cath Staincliffe talk about the inspiration for her latest novels, stories of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances. Wrexham Library Monday 7th October, 7.00pm.   Tickets can be purchased from the library or by clicking the link below by selecting ‘Libraries’ from the drop down menu. Please print off your Receipt/Email as proof of…

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Cake and Crime Evening with Cath Staincliffe

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesday 9th October- 6-7.30pm, Widnes Library Tickets Early bird £5 (book before 1st October) / Full price £7.50 (Cake included in ticket price) Book online via the library website or at any Halton Library Book lovers, thriller readers and anyone who likes a good TV crime drama are invited to join us for an evening filled with cake and scintilating talk from emminent crime writer Cath Staincliffe. Cath is a best-selling, award winning novelist, radio playwright and the creator of…

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The secrets of successful Crime Writing with internationally acclaimed Crime Author

October 28 @ 2:00 pm

Pauline Rowson is the author of twenty crime novels set against the backdrop of the sea on the South Coast of England. Fourteen of these feature the popular rugged and flawed Portsmouth copper, Inspector Andy Horton.  Her new 1950 set crime novel, DEATH ON THE COVE, published on 26 September 2019, is the first in a new historical mystery series introducing Scotland Yard detective, Inspector Alun Ryga who is sent to the south coast to solve a baffling crime. Join…

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Yeovil Literary Festival Event – Jane Corry

November 1 @ 2:00 pm

Jane Corry is a former magazine journalist who spent three years as writer in residence of a high security prison for men. The often hair-raising experiences helped to inspire her Sunday Times – bestselling psychological thrillers. Her latest book is I Looked Away.

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Glenis Wilson – Dead Heat (A Harry Radcliffe Mystery)

November 2 @ 8:00 am - November 3 @ 5:00 pm

Join Glenis on from 2nd – 3rd November at Lowdhams, to discuss his latest Horse Racing Mystery in the Harry Radcliffe Series:  No.4, entitled – ‘DEAD HEAT’ published by Severn House Publishers. Jump jockey Harry Radcliffe is forced to turn reluctant sleuth yet again in the fourth of this fast-paced, highly entertaining racing mystery series. Champion jockey Harry Radcliffe is wracked with guilt, reeling from the knowledge that his recent attempt to solve the murder of local prostitute Alice Goode…

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