WHAT: LONDON’S FIRST EVER FEMALE-LED CRIME FESTIVAL
WHEN: 15 OCTOBER 2016
WHERE: Shoreditch Town Hall, London EC1
WHO: KILLER WOMEN*
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS: Mark Billingham, Ann Cleeves, Martina Cole, Val McDermid
Mother, lover, wife, murderer.
Femme fatale, victim, detective, killer.
From taut psychological thrillers to hard-hitting police procedurals, today more than ever, women are at the forefront of crime writing, constantly pushing the boundaries of the genre. Now a group of London and the South East’s top female crime writers have joined forces to launch a one-day festival focusing on the issues that shock, intrigue and excite us.
Did you know that?
The majority of crime fiction readers in the UK are women.
The majority of crime festival attendees are women.
The crime fiction genre sells 21 million books every year in the UK alone – the majority of
readers are women.
Tracey Markham, country manager for Audible, said: ‘Crime fiction is immensely popular on Audible, from chilling psychological thrillers to police procedural – our listeners love to follow the gripping plot lines of crime fiction. Female crime writers, including some of the festival’s organisers, are amongst our bestsellers; from Paula Hawkins to Martina Cole to Ann Cleeves. When we heard Killer Women were launching their first festival we were really keen to be involved and now, like so many of their avid fans, we can’t wait to hear the line-up.’
For more information in the run-up to the festival/guest bloggers/interviewees/angles/expert views on crime fiction please contact crime writer, Melanie McGrath: email@example.com
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