If you are in or near Newcastle on Saturday, 3rd of May get thee hence! All these authors are fantastic public performers. Call the Lit and Phil on 0191 232 0192 to book/reserve your tickets. From the Lit & Phil’s website:
Saturday 3rd May | 2pm | Crime Saturday | £5/3 per session or £12/8 for all three
An estimated 45% of the fiction borrowed from the Lit & Phil falls into the category of crime. Our fascination with the subject seems to be not only ongoing but continually branching out into new areas. Join us for Crime Saturday and meet some of the authors responsible for this interest. We are hosting literary panels of experts discussing their particular area of crime fiction.
Historical Crime 2.00 – 3.30pm
Aly Monroe is the author of the Peter Cotton series. Her third novel Icelight, was awarded the 2012 CWA Historical Dagger. Samantha Norman is finishing Winter Siege, a book started by her mother, the historical thriller writer Ariana Franklin who died in 2011. John Lawton has written seven novels, the last of which A Lily of the Field was named Daily Telegraph Thriller of the Year in 2011.
Women in Crime 4.30 – 6.00pm
Mari Hannah won the Polari First Book Prize for her debut novel, The Murder Wall and a Northern Writers’ Award for her second, Settled Blood. Zoë Sharp has written a standalone crime novel, various short stories and ten books featuring bodyguard Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Fox. M J McGrath is the author of the Edie Kiglatuk series of Arctic mysteries. The first in the series, White Heat, was nominated for a CWA Gold Dagger.
Icelandic Crime 7.00 – 8.30pm
Ragnar Jonasson is an Icelandic writer of the Dark Iceland crime series set in Northern Iceland, currently being developed as a TV series. Yrsa Sigurðardóttir is the bestselling and award-winning Icelandic crime author of the Thóra Guðmundsdóttir series. Quentin Bates is writing a series of crime novels set in present day Iceland. Cold Steal will be published in April 2014.
In association with Northumbria University.