Monday 19 May 2014

Thrillers at Crimefest 2014

The Shots Editorial Team attended Crimefest in force last weekend.

You would have noticed Ayo Onatade’s live blogging here, while Jeff Peirce at The Rap Sheet featured the results from the Crimefest Awards HERE and also some photos from the weekend HERE

One of the many great events featured over the weekend at Crimefest 2014, was a highly informative, affectionate [and very amusing] look back at the Golden Age of British Thrillers. This special event was hosted as a presentation by three key British writers / literary critics, Mike Ripley, Barry Forshaw and Peter Guttridge.

Before Mike Stotter and I took our seats for this nostalgic look at British Thrillers – Messer’s Ripley, Forshaw and Guttridge agreed for us to film it [‘gonzo’ style in five parts] for Shots Readers, so we hope you enjoy this presentation as much as all who attended it. It runs just under an hour, split in 10 minute sections.






If you’ve enjoyed this presentation, then we’d urge you to explore the work of these key writer/literary [and film] critics. Their work can be purchased with discounts from the Shots Bookstore –

Barry Forshaw’s work is available here

Mike Ripley’s work is available here

Peter Guttridge’s work is available here

Incidentally Adrian Muller announced at the close of Crimefest 2014, that with thanks to help from Barry Forshaw, they have a very special event planned for Crimefest 2015 ‘Lee Child Interviewing Maj Sjöwall’ – if you know your “Dragons” from your “Tattoos”, you’ll know that is a very rare and special event – more information at – see you next year, we’ll be in the bar, talking about Thrillers and Crime-Fiction.

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