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Peaky Blinders Themed Murder Mystery Dinner

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Red Herring Games will be hosting one of their exceptionally popular Audience Participation murder mystery nights at Gosforth Park Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne, on Friday 17th April. Book your place for a three-course meal and an…

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Meet the crime authors in Torquay

April 19

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.   One of the many benefits of being a member of the Crime Writers’ Association – sister organisation to the Crime Readers’ Association – is that you get to attend our criminally good conferences. Each year…

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Newcastle Noir 2020

May 1 - May 3

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Fast becoming one of the premier crime writing festivals in the North East of England, Newcastle Noir is now in its seventh year. Join local, national and international crime readers and writers in this celebration of…

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Author Event with Bill Rogers

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Meet Bill Rogers, the Bolton based author who specialises in crime thrillers set in and around Manchester and the North West. He has five books published to date, and two more due out this Autumn. The Cleansing was…

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Historical Murder Talk with Marianne Howell

May 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Local Historian and chair of the Lancashire Local History Federation, Marianne Howell, will be visiting Wigan Library to do a talk on the infamous Button Pit Murder that took place in the 19th Century. It is…

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Author Event with David Jackson

May 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Meet David Jackson, acclaimed author of the crime thriller series featuring New York detective Callum Doyle and his more recent, DS Nathan Cody series which is set in Liverpool. “I was a latecomer to fiction writing,…

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Author Event with Kate Bendelow

May 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

POSTPONED TO DUE CORONAVIRUS. Kate will be giving you an insight into life behind the crime scene tape. Discussing how she became a crime scene investigator, what the job is really like, and how the CSI effect led to her…

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Author Event with Kate Ellis

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. CWA Dagger in the Library winning author Kate Ellis will be hosting this event to talk about her journey into writing, her successful DI Wesley Peterson detective novels, as well as the Albert Lincoln trilogy and…

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Author Event with Caroline England AKA Caro Land

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Former divorce lawyer and writer of domestic psychological thrillers, Caroline will be visiting us to tell about her life as a crime writer. Her debut novel ‘Beneath the Skin’ was released to wide acclaim and has…

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Author Event with Mark Roberts

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Mark Roberts author of The Sixth Soul, What She Saw, Blood Mist, Dead Silent, Day of the Dead, Killing Time, and  Date With Death. Mark Roberts is a Liverpool based bestselling crime writer of the DCI…

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Author Event with Martin Baggoley

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Classic Murders of the Victorian North West, a true crime history talk by Martin Baggoley. Author of ‘Death on the Victorian Beat: The Shocking Story of Police Deaths;’ ‘Hanged in Lancashire’ and ‘Murder on the High…

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Author Event with Chris Simms

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Join us for a talk with Chris Simms, author of the popular DI Spicer and DC Khan novels. Along with nominations for the CWA daggers and the Theakston’s crime novel of the year award, Chris was…

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Author Event with Stephen Booth

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Join us for a talk by award winning author Stephen Booth. Tickets are Free due to the kindness of the group FOSL (Friends of Standish Library). Booking essential. Phone 01257 400496 for more info.

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Murder by Water – Canals, Rivers and Crime Fiction

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Best-selling author of the Cooper and Fry novels, Stephen Booth (‘A modern master’ The Guardian) joins Worcestershire-based crime author Andy Griffee for a lively discussion of dark waters and deadly secrets. Stephen’s latest book (Drowned Lives) and Andy’s thrillers (Canal…

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Novel Writing Workshop with Dea Parkin, Secretary of the CWA

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Join Lancashire based editor and writer Dea Parkin as she demystifies the editing process, explores the nuts and bolts of copy-editing and offers up some handy tips, revealing the most common problems she comes across as…

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Author Event with Paul Finch

May 26 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVRIUS. Paul Finch is a former cop and journalist now turned best-selling crime and thriller writer, and is the author of the very popular DS Mark ‘Heck’ Heckenburg and DC Lucy Clayburn novels. Paul first cut his…

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Author Event with Malcolm Hollingdrake

May 28 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Author of nine novels in his successful Harrogate crime series, featuring DCI Bennett, come join our local author Malcolm Hollingdrake at Golborne Library and learn all about his background and how he writes his novels.

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CrimeFest 2020

June 4 - June 7

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. This summer, Bristol will once again host one of the world’s leading crime fiction conventions. CRIMEFEST is for people who like to read an occasional crime novel as well as for die-hard fanatics. Drawing top crime…

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Crime Writers at Oxford Indie Book Festival

June 13

POSTPONED UNTIL 13 JUNE. Crime writers and CWA members Peter Tickler, Debrah Martin and Jake Lynch will be joining other indie and hybrid authors in a celebration of independent writing and publishing in Oxford on Saturday 13th June. There will…

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Crime Scene Investigation Workshop

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bestselling CWA member Sam Blake will be in Huddersfeld on Sunday 18th October as part of Think Forensic’s crime scene investigation workshop. Many of you will be familiar with Think Forensic from the workshops they give at Theakstons Crime Festival…

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