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2016 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award

Harrogate International Festivals - Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2016 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award Plotted by Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival Harrogate. #theakstonscrime The evening will also include th...


London Women’s Gliterary Lunch

Thursday 12 May, The Kingsway Hall Hotel, Covent Garden with authors Louise Doughty and Clare North A 'perfect balance of schmooze, booze and books', to quote Lionel Shriver. For those of you who still haven't experienced a Gliterary Lunch, thes...


Shaking Hands with the Devil author Bryan J Mason at Clifton, Bristol

Debut author Bryan J Mason is holding a presentation and signing event for his darkly comic novel, Shaking Hands with the Devil. The story follows serial killer Clifton and Detective Hicks through 1990 London. Details are on the attached link for t...


Psychological Thrillers with Barbara Copperthwaite

Hosted by Deepings Literary Festival With Lincolnshire's Fens at the heart of her psychological thriller writing Barbara Copperthwaite knows just how dangerous our location can be! Come and find out more...   Barbara Copperhwaite is the Amazo...


Debut Dagger 2019

Longlisted


Mairi Campbell-Jack

Self Help for Serial Killers


Bryan Mason on Writing about Serial Killers in Hotwells, Bristol

Bryan Mason will be in conversation with Prof. Leroy White from the University of Exeter about Bryan's debut novel Shaking Hands with the Devil. Bryan will cover areas including the long genesis between drafting and getting published, characterisatio...


Murder at the Seaview Hotel Book Launch

Thursday November 11 2021 at 2pm Join author Glenda Young in a Q&A by Zoom with Gemma Alexander of Scarborough's South Cliff Gardens. Join Sunderland's best-selling author Glenda Young online as she launches her debut cosy crime Murder at the S...


Ian Fleming Steel Dagger

Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Ian Fleming said there was one essential criterion for a good thriller, ‘one simply has to turn the pages’. Eligible books in this category are thrillers set in any period and include, but are not limited to, spy fiction...


WRITING WORKSHOP IN BRONTE COUNTRY WITH FRANCES BRODY

Join writer Frances Brody to explore the different approaches to writing a crime novel, with practical advice on creating characters, shaping plots and finding the right setting. There will be writing exercises to stretch your imagination and sharpen...


Liverpool Noir with Kate Ellis and Barry Forshaw

Join us for an evening discussing Liverpool-Noir in the company of some of Liverpool's finest crime writers. Hosting the evening is author, broadcaster and journalist Barry Forshaw who we are thrilled to welcome back to his home city. Barry will be j...


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