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May 2019

Crime Mystery Trail

May 1 @ 9:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm
Wigan Library, Wigan Life Centre
The Wiend, Wigan WN1 1NH United Kingdom
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The Infamous Criminal mastermind ‘The Quizzer’ has stolen a pie that was left unattended overnight in a van. It’s your job to follow his crumb trail and answer the questions given by his devious goons, aka ‘The Categories’, to find out where he’s hidden the various pie pieces and what colours they are. If you don’t find them The Quizzer has promised to destroy all pies and their pie moulds. Please save Wigan from this apocalyptic catastrophe and be the…

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Newcastle Noir: Spirits in the Material World

May 4 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Newcastle City Library, Charles Avison Building, 3 New Bridge St W
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX United Kingdom
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Newcastle Noir is back! A panel discussion about what happens when the crime genre meets ghosts... Featuring authors SJI Holliday, William Ryan and Anna Mazzola, chaired by author Ian Skewis.   Ian Skewis Ian Skewis is the author of bestselling novel A Murder Of Crows. He is also a freelance proofreader, audiobook narrator and public speaker, as well as a chairperson of events. He is a member of SfEP, the CWA and the Society of Authors. For more info please click on…

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Newcastle Noir – Step Back in Time

May 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Newcastle City Library, Charles Avison Building, 3 New Bridge St W
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX United Kingdom
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£4.00

Talking about the mix of crime and history with Nicola Ford, Lesley Thomson, Oscar de Muriel and Fiona Veitch Smith.   There is no mystery about where the North’s crime fiction fans will soon be heading – Newcastle Noir is back. The hugely popular literary weekend is returning for its sixth year and the event is on the move. Tony said: ”As a North-East based company we are proud to be supporting the fantastic Newcastle Noir. It is not only…

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An Introduction to Crime Fiction – Writing workshop

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dr.inks, 3 Coniscliffe Road
Darlington, DL3 7EE 
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£15

Best-selling crime novelist John Dean is to run an Introduction to Crime Fiction creative writing workshop. John, author of 17 novels, including the recently-published Death List, is published by London-based The Book Folks and is the creator of DCI John Blizzard and DCI Jack Harris. The workshop will examine how to: * Create a strong story, including plotting * Create a strong sense of place * Create strong characters * Make the villain real * Grab the reader from the…

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The Meek Shall Inherit the Storyline – Talk

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dr.inks, 3 Coniscliffe Road DL3 7EE  + Google Map
£3

Best-selling crime novelist John Dean will give a talk looking at how conflict in the modern age drives crime fiction. John, whose books regularly feature in the best-selling charts on Amazon, is the creator of the DCI John Blizzard and DCI Jack Harris series. The writer, who has had 17 novels published, including the recently-published Death List, is with The Book Folks of London. The event is part of National Crime Reading Month and Darlington Arts Festival. Not suitable for…

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