Mar
2
Fri
Ashley Dyer launch event @ Waterstones, Liverpool One
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm

Help us celebrate publication of the new book by stunning new voice Ashley Dyer (also known as A.D. Garrett and Margaret Murphy) as we toast the launch of Splinter In The Blood.

Deceit, betrayal and tension abound in this chilling police procedural set in Liverpool from dazzling new voice Ashley Dyer, who will be in conversation with forensics expert Dr Helen Pepper.

Mar
7
Wed
Kate Ellis @ Arnold Library
Mar 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Kate Ellis will be giving a talk about her work. She is the author of two thrilling crime series and has sold more than half a million books worldwide. Her Wesley Peterson books contain an intriguing blend of mystery and history while her spooky and mysterious series featuring DI Joe Plantagenet is set in the ancient city of Eborby in North Yorkshire.

Kate Ellis @ Newark Library
Mar 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Kate Ellis will be giving a talk about her work. She is the author of two thrilling crime series and has sold more than half a million books worldwide. Her Wesley Peterson books contain an intriguing blend of mystery and history while her spooky and mysterious series featuring DI Joe Plantagenet is set in the ancient city of Eborby in North Yorkshire.

Mar
10
Sat
Martin Edwards: Golden Age of Crime @ Essex Book Festival
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Join Martin Edwards, Ruth Dudley Edwards and David Whittle  as we celebrate the life and work of Edmund Crispin – and there is much to celebrate about him, as master of “splendidly complicated crime”, composer of music for Carry On films, and creator of the charming, frivolous and often badly behaved Gervase Fen, the detective with a donnish difference.

This is part of the Golden Age of Crime strand of the festival, and there is a four-4-three offer on tickets

Mar
11
Sun
Martin Edwards: Golden Age of Crime @ Essex Book Festival
Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hear stories of sleuthing, murder and mayhem in this fascinating discussion between members of the CWA, chaired by Martin Edwards. With over 700 members, the Crime Writers’ Association is well known for its prestigious Daggers, awarded every year for the best in crime writing, and provides an unrivalled platform for authors and their work.

This is part of the Golden Age of Crime strand of the festival, and there is a four-4-three offer on tickets

Mar
13
Tue
Watching the Detectives with Cath Staincliffe @ Worksop Library
Mar 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Best selling author Cath Staincliffe talks about her experience of creating Blue Murder, an original crime drama for TV, and of translating Scott & Bailey from the screen to the page. How does TV differ from writing novels, what’s it like to write someone else’s characters and to work with the stars?

Watching the Detectives with Cath Staincliffe @ Mansfield Central Library
Mar 13 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Best selling author Cath Staincliffe talks about her experience of creating Blue Murder, an original crime drama for TV, and of translating Scott & Bailey from the screen to the page. How does TV differ from writing novels, what’s it like to write someone else’s characters and to work with the stars?

Mar
17
Sat
Dine with Crime: lunch with Cath Staincliffe and others @ Café Ollo, The Media Centre
Mar 17 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Huddersfield Literature Festival, Crime Lunch with Cath Staincliffe, Liz Mistry & Linda Green at the Media Centre, 7 Northumberland Street, Huddersfield HD1 1RL.

Mar
26
Mon
Ashley Dyer @ Bebington Central Library
Mar 26 @ 2:30 pm
Mar
27
Tue
Ashley Dyer: Crime Scene, Call Forensics! @ Shelf Library, Calderdale
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm
Mar
28
Wed
Ashley Dyer: Crime Scene, Call Forensics! @ Westbrook Library
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar
29
Thu
Ashley Dyer: Where do you get your ideas from? @ Great Boughton Library
Mar 29 @ 10:30 am
Ashley Dyer @ Northwich Library
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm
Apr
3
Tue
Ashley Dyer @ North Shields Library
Apr 3 @ 6:30 pm
Apr
4
Wed
Ashley Dyer @ The Word, South Shields
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Meet Ashley Dyer (a new pseudonym for writer Margaret Murphy and her advisor, forensic & policing expert, Helen Pepper) as they explain, using pictures, practical demonstrations, chat and laughter, where they get their ideas from.

In light of their outstanding new book, Splinter in the Blood, the duo are visiting The Word to discuss this.

You will learn how forensic investigations happen, see how an expert ‘lifts’ fingerprints, and try your hand at identifying footwear evidence.

The ‘writing arm’ of Team Ashley Dyer, Margaret Murphy, will explain how forensic science, research, location (and conversations with murder detectives) inspire plot and stories, and brings characters to life.

Please note, booking is essential

Apr
6
Fri
Ashley Dyer: Crime Scene, Call Forensics! @ Little Sutton Library
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm
Apr
7
Sat
Ashley Dyer: CSIs in York @ York Explore Library
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm

‘CSIs in York: the truth about forensic investigation in crime fiction’
Crime writing duo Ashley Dyer will talk forensics and crime writing, with pictures, practical demonstrations, chat – and laughter.

Apr
12
Thu
Martin Edwards: My Life of Crime @ Frodsham Library
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm
Apr
20
Fri
Martin Edwards: My Life of Crime @ Huyton Library
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm
Apr
27
Fri
Malice Domestic @ Bethesda, USA
Apr 27 – Apr 29 all-day

Martin Edwards and Ann Cleeves are attending, and Martin has been nominated for an “Agatha” for the best non-fiction book, The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books. Ann Cleeves will be interviewing Guest of Honor Honoree Elaine Viets, while Brenda Blethyn will be presented with a Poirot award.