Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Festival of Crime Writing

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead are organising their third annual Festival of Crime writing featuring a number of well-known and loved crime writers.

The programme is as follows -

Talk with David Hewson
7:30 PM Tuesday, 18 March 2014
David Hewson is the best selling author of the Nic Costa novels set in Rome, such as The Fallen Angel and The Blue Demon, and is currently writing the crime novels based on the hit Danish TV series The Killing.

Talk with Simon Brett
7:30 PM Wednesday, 19 March 2014
Simon Brett worked as a producer in radio and television before taking up writing full time. As well as the much-loved Fethering series, the Mrs Pargeter novels and the Charles Paris detective series, he has written a number of radio and television scripts.

Talk with Michael Jecks
7:30 PM Thursday, 20 March 2014
Michael Jecks is the best selling author of the Knights Templar Mystery series, and founder of the Medieval Murderers. His titles have been highly acclaimed as ‘the most wickedly plotted medieval mystery novels’ (The Times).

Talk with Paul Doherty
7:30 PM Friday, 21 March 2014
Historian and critically acclaimed author of nearly 100 books, Dr. Paul Doherty has published a number of series of outstanding historical mysteries. These include the very popular Hugh Corbett, Brother Athelstan and Canterbury Tales series.

Talk with John Harvey
7:30 PM Monday, 24 March 2014
John Harvey is the author of eleven Charlie Resnick novels and the Frank Elder series, and is a recipient of the Silver Dagger Award, the Barry Award, and the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for lifetime achievement.

Crime Writing Panel
7:30 PM Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Fast-paced thrilling, historical sleuthing, social media murdering - what's your preference? Come and join our top-notch panel of authors battling it out, ask them probing questions, and avoid arrest as you enjoy an evening of crime. Featured authors: William Sutton, Richard Parker and Emlyn Rees.

Talk with Will Carver
7:30 PM Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Will Carver is the acclaimed author of three crime thriller novels featuring Detective Inspector January David, as well as a short e-book. Carver’s latest novel, Dead Set, has been highly praised for its intelligent, scary and unpredictable storytelling.

Talk with Quintin Jardine
7:30 PM Thursday, 27 March 2014
Scottish crime novelist Quintin Jardine is the number one best seller and creator of three much acclaimed detectives, Bob Skinner, Primavera Blackstone and Oz Blackstone, each one a very different, but very compelling, character.

History of Policing Talk
7:30 PM Friday, 28 March 2014
Join us for a talk on the History of the Thames Valley Police and the five police forces that merged to form it: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxford City, Oxfordshire and Reading Borough.

More information and tickets can be found here.

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