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

Guest post from Anya Lipska: Notes from a Harrogate panel novice

Earlier this week we shared Kate’s trip to Harrogate last weekend, but what is the festival like from an author perspective? Anya Lipska shares her experience… Theakstons Crime Festival in Harrogate is Europe’s biggest crime fiction event and an annual highlight for writers and hardcore fans of the genre, so… Read More

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival 2013

Kate taking tea at Betty’s From Thursday 18th July to Sunday 21st July the delightful spa town of Harrogate was swarmed by crime authors, fans, and publishing people. As if in celebration of the festival’s 10th anniversary, the sun was shining, and naturally everyone was bemoaning the heat and the… 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

Alibi Search for a New Crime Writer Winner

At last month's Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, the winner of Alibi's search for a new crime writer was announced. The culmination of the search, which was launched at the beginning of the year, ended with a short yet perfectly formed ceremony attended by the likes of Stuart MacBride and R.J. Ellory. Read More

Alibi's Search for a New Crime Writer

The hunt for a new crime writing talent is on! Fancy yourself as the next Stuart MacBride then keep reading. HarperCollins have teamed up with crime drama channel Alibi, the infamous Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival and TV Times to uncover the UK’s hidden crime writing talent. The 'Search for a New Crime Writer' competition asks budding writers to submit a short crime fiction story via the Alibi website the competition opens on Monday 25th January 2010 and closes at midday on Sunday 16th May 2010. Our very own Stuart MacBride, author of the bestsellers Blind Eye, Cold Granite and Flesh House has lent his support to the competition by providing entrants with the story’s opening line... ‘In my experience, those who beg for mercy seldom deserve it’. There will be one winner with two runners up who are in line to win some rather special prizes. 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