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May 2020

Author Event with Paul Finch

May 26, 2020 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Shevington Library, Gathurst Lane, Shevington
Wigan, WN6 8HA United Kingdom
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POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Paul Finch is a former cop and journalist now turned best-selling crime and thriller writer, and is the author of the very popular DS Mark ‘Heck’ Heckenburg and DC Lucy Clayburn novels. Paul first cut his literary teeth penning episodes of the British TV crime drama, The Bill, and has written extensively in horror, fantasy and science-fiction, including for Dr Who. However, he is probably best known for his crime/thriller novels, specifically the Heckenburg police-actioners, of…

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Author Event with Malcolm Hollingdrake

May 28, 2020 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Golborne Library, Tanners Lane, Golborne
Warrington, WA3 3AW United Kingdom
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POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Author of nine novels in his successful Harrogate crime series, featuring DCI Bennett, come join our local author Malcolm Hollingdrake at Golborne Library and learn all about his background and how he writes his novels.

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Afternoon Tea with Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin (aka Sam Blake)

May 28, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Society of Authors invites you to bring your own tea and join them in conversation with Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin (who writes as Sam Blake) as she gives a mini tour of her workspace and shares her creative routine. Sign up here for the virtual tea and chat. This is a free event.

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June 2021

Reading Party with M W Craven: The Dead Ground

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Reading Party with M.W. Craven: The Dead Ground Detective Sergeant Washington Poe is in court, fighting eviction from his beloved and isolated croft, when he is summoned to a backstreet brothel in Carlisle where a man has been beaten to death with a baseball bat. Poe is confused – he hunts serial killers and this appears to be a straightforward murder-by-pimp – but his attendance was requested personally, by the kind of people who prefer to remain in the shadows.…

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Reading Party with Greg Buchanan: Sixteen Horses

June 3 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Reading Party with Greg Buchanan: Sixteen Horses Every now and again a book comes along with such buzz about it. Sixteen Horses is one of those and we’re proud to invite you to a Reading Party about this stunning debut. Near the dying English seaside town of Ilmarsh, local police detective Alec Nichols discovers sixteen horses’ heads on a farm, each buried with a single eye facing the low winter sun. Join us to explore this stunningly unsettling literary crime mystery.…

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Kate Ellis headlines at Crediton Literary Festival with a crime focus

June 5
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A one-day Literary Festival on Saturday 5 June presented online via Zoom. Sixteen authors are speaking on a range of genres throughout the day, with a 10pm crime panel, Victoria Dowd at 1.30pm and Kate Ellis headlining in the afternoon. Tickets are free, with donations invited to support the work of Crediton Library. Full line-up: 10.00am CRIME PANEL Trevor Wood (The Man on the Street) CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger winner 2020, Guardian Book of the Year list Catherine…

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Crafting Compelling Coppers – celebrate NCRM with the CWA

June 15 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm

Join the Crime Writers' Association as we celebrate National Crime Reading Month on Tuesday 15 June at 7.30pm. Authors Jane Bettany (creator of DI Isabel Blood), Liz Mistry (writer of the DI Gus McGuire and Nikki Parekh series), Roz Watkins (DI Meg Dalton) and Paul Gitsham (DCI Warren Jones), discuss "Crafting Compelling Coppers". Learn what makes their detectives tick and how they came to write about them. Take part in a live Q&A session and hear their top tips for…

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CWA Presents: Walking Through a Crime Scene Part 3

June 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Part 3 – 'Pathology Opened Up' with Dr Marie Cassidy   Learn with the Crime Experts 24 June 7.30pm Tickets: http://bit.ly/pathologyopenedup The minds behind February's Blending Fact and Fiction have put together a thrilling three-part series: Walking Through A Crime Scene. Accuracy underpins plausibility in any novel, and in crime fiction, it’s imperative not to make any mistakes. The CWA’s bestselling author Sam Blake and Crime Fiction PhD student Luke Deckard are bringing an ex-senior police officer, a CSI officer, a…

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The Blood Divide: AA Dhand in conversation with MW Craven

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Waterstones, Bradford, Wool Exchange
Bradford, BD1 1BL
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AA Dhand has made a career out of creating page-turning tales of crime, city life and the space where both intersect. His latest novel, The Blood Divide, continues this trend, whisking readers away on a nail-biting journey from Delhi’s Red Light District to India’s militarised zones. Sikh corner-shop owner Jack is in over his head. When a detective visits in the middle of the night, he’s tortured and left for dead – without an explanation in sight. The next day,…

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July 2021

Daggers Live! – tickets now available

July 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The CWA announces the winners of the 2021 Daggers at 7.30pm on 1 July in an online event where we go to winners live in their living rooms. Our guest speaker will be Abir Mukherjee and our M/C for the evening will be the witty and wonderful crime-writing expert Barry Forshaw. Tickets are FREE. Book your place now! All the shortlists are available to view here: https://thecwa.co.uk/the-daggers

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