#KillerFest15 line-up

Category: Featured

The KillerFest15 Crime Fiction line-up  

Not registered to receive the full virtual programme yet? You still can here (for free) 

Or why not check out the live events in Waterstones bookshops around the country

AGATHA CHRISTIE – Exclusive cover reveal on Kill Reads Facebook

ALAN JUDD – Live event at Waterstones in conversation with Charles Cumming, book free, contact @waterstonespicc | Latest book: Inside Enemy

ALEX BARCLAY – Podcast on Why Harrogate Crime Festival is so special? | Podcast on Writer’s envy: Daphne du Maurier | Q&A | blog: Doing nothing… | blog: Pole Dancer | Latest book: Killing Ways

ALEX CAVENDISH – Discusses prison reform with Jonathan Robinson on Killer Reads twitter feed

ALEXANDRA BURTQ&A | blog: A certain kind of story | Look out for: Little Girl Gone

ANDREW TAYLOR – In discussion with Barry Forshaw on Killer Reads twitter feed | Podcast on Writer’s envy: Enid Blyton | Latest book: The Silent Boy

ANN CLEEVES – Live chat on Waterstones twitter feed | Latest Book: Thin Air

ANYA LIPSKAQ&A | discusses London-based crime fiction with James Craig on Killer Reads facebook | Latest book: Death can’t take a joke

AVA MCCARTHY – Live chat about Irish Crime Fiction with Louise Phillips, Sheena Lambert and William Ryan on Killer Reads facebook | Latest book: Hide Me

BARRY FORSHAW – In discussion with Andrew Taylor and Jake Kerridge on Killer Reads twitter feed

BEN MCPHERSON – Talks to a psychologist on Killer Reads twitter feed | Q&A | blog: ‘I need a corpse…’ | Latest book: A Line of Blood

BONNIE MACBRID Q&A | Live chat about Arthur Conan Doyle on Killer Reads facebook | Latest book: Art in the Blood

BRUCE HOLSINGERQ&A | Discusses historical crime fiction with Chris Nickson and Lynn Shepherd on Killer Reads facebook | Latest book: The Invention of Fire

CATH STAINCLIFFE – Live event at Waterstones Liverpool Friday 13th at 6.30om, free contact @waterstonesl1 | Latest book: Dead to Me

CAMILLA LACKBERG – Podcast on Swedish Crime | Latest book: The Scent of Almonds & other stories

CHARLES ARDAI – Hard Case Crime editor discusses the golden age of crime paperbacks on Killer Reads facebook | Latest book: Fifty-to-one

CHARLES CUMMING – Live at Waterstones Piccadilly book free, contact @waterstonespicc | Podcast interview about The Trinity Six | Podcast interview about A Foreign Country | Podcast on Writer’s envy: Arthur Miller | Latest book: A Colder War

CHARLES TODD – blog: Writing about Britain | Latest book: A Fine Summers Day

CHRIS CURRAN – Q&A | blog: The sea, the sea | Latest book: Mindsight

CHRIS NICKSON – Discusses historical crime fiction with Bruce Holsinger and Lynn Shepherd on Killer Reads facebook | Q&A | Latest book: Dark Briggate Blues

CL TAYLOR – Talks about new voices in psychological crime on Killer Reads facebook

CLAIRE KENDAL – Discusses getting published on Killer Reads facebook | Latest book: The Book of You

CLARE MACKINTOSH – Discusses psychological thrillers with twists on Killer Reads twitter feed | Latest book: I Let You Go

DAVID BRAWN – What it’s like to be Agatha Christie’s publisher on Killer Reads facebook

DAVID HEWSON – Discusses The Killing Books on Waterstones twitter feed

DAVID MARK – Former crime reporter discusses crime fact vs. crime fiction on Killer Reads facebook

DOM HASTINGS – Profile of Bloody Scotland festival | Discusses Tartan Noir on Killer Reads facebook

EMMA KAVANAGHQ&A | Live chat with police psychologist on Killer Reads twitter feed | Latest book: Hidden

ERIN KELLY – Live chat about the books following Broadchurch on Killer Reads twitter feed | Latest book: The Ties that Bind

FERGUS MCNEILL – Q&A | Discusses favourite criminals and detectives in crime fiction on Killer Reads twitter feed | Latest book: Cut-Out

GREG ILES Backlist book giveaway | Latest book: The Bone Tree

HELEN FORBES – Live event at Waterstones Inverness, Saturday 14th March at 2.30, free contact @watInverness | Latest book: In the Shadow of the Hill

HENRY SUTTON – Professor in crime fiction live chat on Killer Reads twitter feed | Latest book: My Criminal World

IAN RANKIN – Live chat on Waterstones twitter feed | Latest book: The Beat Goes On

IAN SANSOMQ&A | blog: A Writer’s Natural Habitat | Latest book: A Death in Devon

ISABELLE GREYQ&A | In conversation with SARAH HILARY Killer Reads twitter feed | Latest book: Good girls don’t die

JACKIE MALTON – Discusses the job that inspired Prime Suspect on Killer Reads twitter feed

JAKE KERRIDGE – Answers questions about being a crime critic with Barry Forshaw on Killer Reads twitter feed

JAMES CRAIGQ&A | discusses London-based crime fiction with Anya Lipska on Killer Reads facebook | Latest book: Sins of the Fathers

JAMES SMYTHE – Podcast on Harrogate Crime Festival | Podcast on Writer’s envy: Dave Eggers | Latest book: The Echo

JANE CASEYQ&A | Look out for: After the Fire

JAX MILLER – Q&A | blog: The Road to Freedom | Latest book: Freedom’s Child

JILLIANE HOFFMAN – Q&A | Podcast interview about The Cutting Room | Latest book: All the Little Pieces

JJ DURHAMQ&A | blog: From screen to page: The Metamorphosis of Murder. Latest book: An Act of Mercy

JONATHAN ROBINSON – Discusses prison reform with Alex Cavendish on Killer Reads twitter feed

JONNY GELLER – Twitter chat with SJ Parris on Killer Reads twitter feed

JS LAW – Q&A | Latest book: Tenacity

JULIE SHAW – Debates the penal system on Killer Reads facebook | Latest book: My Uncle Charlie

KAREN ROSE – Google hangout on Killer Reads | Latest book: Closer Than You Think

KIMBERLEY CHAMBERS – Live event in Waterstones Romford, Saturday 14th March at 12.30pm, free contact @wstonesromford | Podcast interview about Payback | Latest book: Payback

LARS KEPLERQ&A | Latest book: The Sandman

LAUREN BEUKES – Podcast interview about Broken Monsters | Podcast on Writer’s envy: David Mitchell | Latest book: Broken Monsters

LIN ANDERSON – Live event at Waterstones Inverness, Saturday 14th March at 2.30, free contact @watInverness | Latest Book: Paths of the Dead

LOUISE PHILLIPS – Live chat about Irish Crime Fiction with Ava McCarthy, Sheena Lambert and William Ryan on Killer Reads facebook | Latest book: Last Kiss

LUCA VESTE – Live event at Waterstones Liverpool Friday 13th at 6.30om, free contact @waterstonesl1 | Latest book: The Dying Place

LUKE DELANEY – Live chat on Killer Reads twitter feed | Podcast interview about Toy Taker and Cold Killing | Latest book: The Jackdaw

LYNN SHEPHERD – Discusses historical crime fiction with Bruce Holsinger and Chris Nickson on Killer Reads facebook | Q&A | Latest Book: The pierced heart

MALCOLM MACKAY – Q&A | Latest book: The Night the Rich Men Burned

MARK SENNENQ&A | Live event at Waterstones Plymouth Drake Circus, Saturday 14th at 11am, contact @waterstonesdrak | blog: Writing Space | Latest book: Tell-Tale

MARTYN WAITES – Discusses the intersection of crime and music with Peter May, Stav Sherez and William Shaw on Killer Reads facebook | Latest book: The Woman in Black: Angel of Death

MATTHEW DUNN – Live chat on Killer Reads twitter feed | Latest book: Slingshot

MEL SHERRATT – Discusses Domestic Noir on Killer Reads facebook

NEIL BROADFOOTQ&A | Latest book: The Storm

PATRICIA CORNWELL – Podcast interview about Flesh and Blood | Podcast BookD live event | Latest book: Flesh and Blood

PATRICK KENDRICK – Q&A | Look out for: Acoustic shadows

PAUL FINCHQ&A | ‘What I’ve learned through scriptwriting’ on Killer Reads twitter feed | Live event at Waterstones Liverpool Friday 13th at 6.30om, free contact @waterstonesl1 Latest book: Dead Man Walking

PETER JAMESQ&A | Latest book: You are Dead

PETER MAY – Discusses the intersection of crime and music with Martyn Waites, Stav Sherez and William Shaw on Killer Reads facebook | Latest book: Entry Island

ROSIE CLAVERTON – Discusses mental health and crime on Killer Reads twitter feed | Q&A | Latest book: Code Runner

RYAN MOSS – forensic pathologist live chat on Killer Reads facebook

S WILLIAMS – blog: The Weapons of Tuesday | Latest book: Tuesday Falling

SARAH HILARY – Interviews Isabelle Grey on Killer Reads twitter feed  | Pre-order her book No other darkness

SHEENA LAMBERT – Q&A | Live chat about Irish Crime Fiction with Ava McCarthy, Louise Phillips and William Ryan on Killer Reads facebook | Latest book: The Lake

SIMON TOLKEIN – Podcast interview about The Inheritance | Latest book: Orders from Berlin

SIMON TOYNE – Live chat on Waterstones facebook | Live event at Waterstones Brighton, Friday 13th March at 7.30pm, free contact @brightonwstones  | Podcast about writing the Sanctus Trilogy | Podcast on Writer’s envy: Thomas Harris | Latest book: Solomon Creed

SJI HOLLIDAY Q&A | Latest Book: Black Wood

SJ PARRIS –  Twitter chat with Jonny Geller on Killer Reads twitter feed | Live event at Guildford Waterstones, Friday 13th March at 7pm, free contact @guildfordbooks | Podcast on the Harrogate Crime Festival | Podcast on Writer’s envy: Umberto Eco | Latest book: Treachery

SK TREMAYNE – Q&A | blog: plot, plot, plot | Latest book: The Ice Twins

SOPHIE HANNAH– Podcast on The Monogram Murders | Latest book: The Monogram Murders

STAV SHEREZ – Discusses the intersection of crime and music with Martyn Waites, Peter May and William Shaw on Killer Reads facebook | Latest book: A Dark Redemption

STEVE CAVANAGH – Emerging voices in crime fiction on Killer Reads facebook | Latest book: The Defence

STUART MACBRIDE – Podcast on writing the sequel to Birthdays for the Dead | Podcast on Writer’s envy: A. A. Milne | Latest book: The Missing and the Dead

TONY SCHUMACHERQ&A | Live event at Waterstones Liverpool Friday 13th at 6.30om, free contact @waterstonesl1 | Latest book: The Darkest Hour

VAL McDERMID – Live event at Waterstones Edinburgh West End 13th March, 6pm. Register Free here | Latest book: The Anatomy of Crime

WILL SMITHQ&A | Live chat on Killer Reads twitter feed | Latest book: Mainlander

WILLIAM RYAN – Live chat about Irish Crime Fiction with Ava McCarthy, Louise Phillips and Sheena Lambert on Killer Reads facebook | Latest book: The Twelfth Department

WILLIAM SHAWQ&A | Discusses the intersection of crime and music with Martyn Waites, Peter May and Stav Sherez on Killer Reads facebook | Latest book: A House of Knives

From the archive: Poirot’s last case #killerfest15

Category: Favourites
1975 – This quirky pamphlet showcases Agatha Christie’s last Poirot case – ‘Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case’. In the style of a play’s programme, it gives details of the cast and crew (prominent members of the Collins business) and a synopsis of scenes.

1975 – This quirky pamphlet showcases Agatha Christie’s last Poirot case – ‘Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case’. In the style of a play’s programme, it gives details of the cast and crew (prominent members of the Collins business) and a synopsis of scenes.

Blog profile: The Gymkhana Club @roshETC #KillerFest15

Category: Reviews

Your name: Roshni Radia

Your blog’s name: The Gymkhana Club

Blog’s URL: Gymkhanaclub.me

Which types of books do you review?: I review and read all genres of books. Crime books are a passion of mine and I tweet about them all the time too

What do you like about crime fiction? I love how they absorb me in like no other genre. The clever plots, twists I never see coming, and brilliant characters just make me want to read more. I also love the variety of sub-genres you can get – there’s the psychological thriller, the traditional whodunit, the law based procedural, and the forensic investigation to name just a few.

For anyone starting out, can you recommend 5 essential crime books to read?

When I started compiling this list I knew it would going to be difficult. I didn’t realise just how much until I got to numbers 4 and 5. So there might be a number 6 (I regret nothing)

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Disclaimer by Renee Knight

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

The Suspicions of My Whicher by Kate Summerscale

The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

Do you have 1 or 2 personal favourites? This is hard, really hard. I love my Agatha Christie and Robert Galbraith. I love David Baldacci and Stieg Larsson. I don’t think I can ever just have 1 or 2 personal favourites – there are so many excellent authors and stories out there.

New crime fiction author you are most excited by? Jenny Blackhurst and Renee Knight – I love both their debuts and can’t wait to see how they develop or what they do next.

Greatest fictional criminal? Another ridiculously difficult question! Moriarty seems obvious even though he is a criminal and a half. Other than him, I loved Stephen Brigstocke in Disclaimer. He was that perfectly penned creepy villain whose sanity is hugely questionable.

Greatest fictional detective? Has to be Poirot – always Poirot

Are you on social media? I am – twitter and Instagram is @roshETC – holler at me!

How can authors and publishers encourage you to review their books? Just email/tweet me – I love conducting interviews and reviewing books. I love taking my own photography to accompany the book too so if possible a physical copy is lovely, otherwise please send me lots of images!

How do you like people to contact you? Email/tweet/ comment on the blog – I don’t mind at all