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Sally Spedding Fear Workshop at Narberth Book Fair

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sally’s workshop ‘Fear is the Key’ on settings for crime/thrillers begins at 1.15pm during Narberth Book Fair 10am-4pm Full details – ​Sally’s latest book, Behold a Pale Horse, is now out. Cut to the Bone, Sally’s eighth crime chiller…

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Deadlier Than the Male

September 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join CWA Dagger in the Library shortlisted Kate Ellis, Cath Staincliffe and Sarah Ward as we discuss the rise of the feminine protagonist in contemporary crime fiction and the importance of the female viewpoint in this genre. Our panel will…

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Morecambe & Vice Crime Writing Festival

September 30 @ 8:00 am - October 1 @ 5:00 pm

On the Weekend of Sat 30th Sept & Sun 1st October get your little grey cells at the ready and your poisoned pens filled to the brim with ink as the Quirkiest crime festival in the UK will be making…

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First Monday

October 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

London’s premier crime fiction event, First Monday, returns to City University in Northampton Square (Angel Tube) on 2nd October. It’s a stellar line-up, as usual, with 2017’s CWA Diamond Dagger recipient Ann Cleeves, Mark Edwards, Caz Frear and Iceland’s own…

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International Translation Day 2017

October 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

International Translation Day is the annual event for the literary translation community. It is an opportunity for translators, students, publishers, booksellers, librarians, bloggers and reviewers to gather and network and debate significant issues and developments within the sector, discuss challenges…

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CWA Author - Cath Staincliffe

Author talk from Cath Staincliffe

October 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Cath Staincliffe is an award winning novelist, radio playwright and creator of ITV’s hit series Blue Murder, starring Caroline Quentin as DCI Janine Lewis. Cath has been shortlisted for the CWA Best First Novel award and for the Dagger in…

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Meet bestselling author Val McDermid

October 11 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Queen of Crime Val McDermid will tell Eve Pollard OBE how she went from a small Scottish mining village to producing a bestselling novel every year and discuss her latest book, Insidious Intent. Val McDermid, one of the biggest names…

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Murder in the Library!

October 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Author Talk with Leye Adenle, Alison Bruce & James Carol Celebrate National Libraries Week with the launch of our new bi-monthly Crime Panel, where best-selling authors will visit Chiswick and Osterley Libraries. With the CWA Daggers due to be announced…

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Yeovil Literary Festival

October 26 @ 8:00 am - October 29 @ 5:00 pm

Crime events mostly take place in Yeovil Library and the Octagon Theatre and will include authors in conversation, a workshop and a pop-up reading group. Authors include Stephen Booth, Clare Donoghue, Mark Billingham, Chris Ewan, Christopher Fowler and the CWA…

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CWA Dagger Awards Gala Dinner

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

THURSDAY 26 OCTOBER 2017 GRANGE CITY HOTEL, LONDON EC3N 6.30pm for 7pm This year we are very excited to announce our after dinner speaker will be the creator and writer of TVs Death in Paradise Robert Thorogood. Robert will be joined by Barry…

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