CrimeFest 2014

This weekend is CrimeFest in Bristol, and we’re super excited to be attending with our authors Claire Kendal, Lars Kepler, and Andrew Taylor. Last year’s festival was a lot of fun – interesting and provocative panel topics; a relaxed and friendly atmosphere; and much rendezvousing in the bar between events!

I’m expecting a repeat performance, and it’s looking promising with these fabulous events in the offing. Hope to see you there…


Saturday 17th
Debut Authors: An Infusion Of Fresh Blood – Moderator: Laura Wilson
• Claire Kendal
• Clare Donoghue
• Matthew Frank
• Rob Gittins
• Paul Mendelson

Entertainment or Issues: Does a Crime Novel Have To Have Something To Say?
Participating Moderator: Sophie Hannah
• Andrew Taylor
• Simon Kernick
• Michael Malone
• Robert Wilson

NICCI FRENCH & LARS KEPLER: When Two Pens Are Better Than One
Interviewed by Maxim Jakubowski

Euro Noir – Moderator: Barry Forshaw
• Lars Kepler
• Jørn Lier Horst
• Paul Johnston
• Dominique Manotti

Sunday 18th
Keeping Us In Suspense: Thrills & Chills – Participating Moderator: Stav Sherez
• Claire Kendal
• Isabelle Grey
• Penny Hancock
• Robert Wilson

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