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Killer Crime Festival 2015

WATERSTONES AND HARPERCOLLINS JOIN FORCES FOR A LITERARY FESTIVAL FIRST We’ve been keeping this a secret for a while but now we can finally share the news with you! KillerReads (that’s us!) and Waterstones are hosting the first Killer Crime Festival–the only combined virtual and traditional literary… Read More

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

We’re off to Harrogate this week for a festival of criminal goodness. It’s the eleventh annual Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, and we are super excited to have several of our talented authors taking part… Friday 18th July: 2pm: In Space, No-one Can Hear You Scream… When is… Read More

Harrogate is coming!

From 18 – 21 July, the crime fiction community will descend on the delightful spa town of Harrogate, talking blood and body counts; drinking tea at Betty’s; drinking the bar dry at the Old Swan; and dancing up a storm at the classiest of all establishments, the Viper Room… memories,… Read More

A Foreign Country WINS Scottish Crime Book of the Year!

Charles Cumming has been awarded the Scottish Crime Book of the Year, for his latest spy thriller A Foreign Country. The win was announced at the closing of the inaugural Bloody Scotland crime-writing festival in Stirling.   The judges chose A Foreign Country out of 40 entries, with the chair of the panel Sheena McDonald saying that "A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming is far more than a pacy novel with a satisfactory ending. This book is exciting, imaginative and well-written. It doesn't simply tick the crime-fiction boxes – it's simply an outstanding novel."   A delighted Charles Cumming said, "It's a huge honour to win such a prestigious award in the first year of this fantastic festival." Read More

Dining with Stuart MacBride

Having dinner with the team and Stuart MacBride with his lovely wife Fiona. He is on the short list. I wonder if he is nervous? Don’t like to ask in case I make it worse! He is off to do an interview now, then off to the event…… Read More