Back in the dim and distant time that was 2012 when I was but a much younger thing I set myself my first ever Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival Challenge (TOPCWFC). 366 more words
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Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival will return to Yorkshire this year, for the fourteenth year running.
From Thursday, July 21 to Sunday, July 24 the festival will be held at the Old Swan Hotel, with up to 90 authors attending. 560 more words
Bloody Scotland, a festival celebrating the work of crime authors from around the world is once again returning for the fifth year running.
From Friday, September 9 to Sunday, September 11 the festival will take place in Stirling, in the centre of Scotland. 254 more words
The success of Regional Crime Fiction is so global and has been prevalent for seemingly so long already, it is easy to forget nowadays that the trend to set crime novels away from the big crime capitals – the traditional sites of “Urban Mysteries” since the mid 19th Century (typically, Paris, London, New York, later Los Angeles and Chicago)- is still relatively recent in European Crime Fiction. 223 more words
The Wire In The Blood is Val McDermid’s second novel featuring clinical psychologist Tony Hill and DI Carol Jordan. The first book in the series, The Mermaids Singing, marked something of a change for McDermid; already the author of several popular series of crime novels, she took things in a much darker direction with Mermaids. 1,263 more words