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Waterstones Killer Crime Festival

HarperCollins & the BFI Event Teams

Friday, 13 March 2015 at 14:00 - Saturday, 14 March 2015 at 20:00 (GMT)

Waterstones Killer Crime Festival

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Free ticket for Virtual Killer Crime Festival Ended Free  

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Join the first virtual crime festival this Friday 13th & Saturday 14th March

We have a magnificent line-up of crime fiction authors, including Ian Rankin, Anne Cleeves, Stuart MacBride and Karen Rose

Other authors, script-writers, criminal pyschologists, ex-cops and ex-prisoners will also be joining us for Twitter and Facebook chats.

Make sure you register for the virtual festival here to be sent the full programme.

A few sessions you can look forward to on Twitter and Facebook - on Friday 13th:

  • Q&A with Ian Rankin 
  • New* Erin Kelly on the Broadchurch books
  • New* Bonnie MacBird on her new Sherlock Holmes book
  • New* Q&A with Will Smith, author of Mainlander
  • Exclusive Agatha Christie cover reveal during the festival
  • CL Taylor talks new voices in psychological thrillers 
  • Questions for forensic pathologist Ryan Moss?
  • The best of Tartan noir from Dom Hastings of Bloody Scotland
  • Join Henry Sutton from University of East Anglia discuss their MA in crime fiction
  • New* Join William Ryan, Louise Philips, Ava McCarthy and Sheena Lambert for a chat about Irish crime fiction
  • Isabelle Grey  in conversation with Sarah Hilary 
  • Q&A with Simon Toyne
  • Discuss psychological thrillers with Clare Mackintosh
  • Questions for police psychologist Emma Kavanagh
  • Ex-crime reporter David Mark dissects crime fact versus crime fiction
  • Join SJ Parris in conversation with her literary agent Jonny Geller
  • Find out what two ex-prisoners Alex Cavendish & Jonathan Robinson think about prison reform
  • What's it like to publish Agatha Christie - find out from publishing director David Brawn
  • Hear from emerging crime voices including Steve Cavanagh
  • Aspiring crime writers, find out about getting published with Claire Kendal

And on Saturday 14th, even more great sessions:-

  • Q&A with David Hewson
  • Q&A with Ann Cleeves
  • Q&A with Stuart MacBride
  • London Calling - join authors James Craig and Anya Lipska in a discussion about London-based crime fiction
  • Join Hard Case Crime editor Charles Ardai discussing the golden age of paperback crime novels
  • Meet Karen Rose
  • New* Meet Jackie Malton former DCI in the Met who inspired Prime Suspect DCI Jane Tennison
  • New* Discussion on whether women crime writers still need to change their name for the crime genre
  • Nature or nurture? Debate the penal system with Julie Shaw
  • What Paul Finch has learned scriptwriting 
  • Q&A with Luke Delaney
  • The best of domestic noir with Mel Sherratt
  • Crime Time's Barry Forshaw interviews Andrew Taylor 
  • The Sound of Violence - the intersection of crime and music with William Shaw, Peter May, Martyn Waites and Stav Sherez
  • Crime writer Ben McPherson in conversation with prison psychologist Anna Motz
  • Ask crime critics Jake Kerridge and Barry Forshaw any Qs
  • Rosie Claverton will be discussing the intersection of mental health and crime
  • Who are your favourite criminals and detectives from fiction? Join Fergus McNeill
  • Historical crime with Lynn Shepherd and Chris Nickson and Bruce Holsinger 

You will need to register here to be sent the timings of the festival.

If you prefer to go to a live event,Waterstones are running some fabulous events on Friday 13th & Saturday 14th with Val McDermid, Kimberley Chambers, Simon Toyne, Luca Veste, Tony Schumacher and many more. FIND OUT MORE HERE.


Follow along using #KillerFest15 Hashtag.

Find us on Twitter here and Facebook here

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