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Watching the Detectives: How to Create a Crime Series
Sat 27 May 2017, 10:30 – 11:30 BST
Watching the Detectives: How to Create a Crime series with Joseph Knox, Abir Mukherjee and Susie Steiner
How do you create a detective character that readers will want to follow on an investigation, repeatedly? Join three rising stars of crime fiction and chair Lucy Atkins to discuss compelling characters and crimes.
Joseph Knox lives and breathes detective fiction as the crime buyer for Waterstones. His gritty Manchester-set debut, Sirens, was one of the first debut bestsellers of 2017.
Susie Steiner is author of the acclaimed bestselling Missing, Presumed (a Richard and Judy pick). A second novel featuring DS Manon Bradshaw, Persons Unknown, is released in June.
Abir Mukherjee won the Harvill Secker/Daily Telegraph Crime Writing Competition for his debut historical crime thriller A Rising Man, set in 1920s Viceroy India featuring the detective team of Captain Sam Wyndham and Sergeant ‘Surrender-Not’ Banerjee. The second novel in the series, A Necessary Evil, comes out on June 1. He lives on the Isle of Dogs.
Lucy Atkins’ is a critic and novelist. Her latest noir novel is The Night Visitor.
AGE: 16+ yrs
The session will be followed by book signings.
What is the refund policy?
An attendee can cancel their ticket up to 7 days before the event and receive a full refund. If the cancellation takes place less than 7 days before an event the attendee is not eligible for a refund.
What qualifies as a concession?
The Greenwich Book Festival are offering concessions for Greenwich Card holders, Thames Clipper ticket-holders (valid that day), University of Greenwich staff, OAPs & students. Proof of concession will be checked on the door of the event so please ensure you bring your card/ID for verification.
The University of Greenwich reserves the right to cancel a ticket at any time should the author withdraw from appearing. Such an occurance would be out of the University's control and tickets will be fully refunded. Where possible, attendees would be notified in advance by e-mail should a presentation be cancelled.
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University of Greenwich
The Queen Mary Undercroft
Old Royal Naval College