The Murder Squad

Murder Squad: left to right, Martin Edwards, Ann Cleeves, Cath Staincliffe, Kate Ellis, Chris Simms and Margaret Murphy.


Saturday 25th March, 12.00 noon - 1.00 pm
Cath Staincliffe talks crime fiction at Scribe Middlewich Literary Festival.


Tuesday, 4th April, 7.00 pm
Meet Team Garrett (aka Margaret Murphy & Helen Pepper) at Alsager Library, talk about books and crime scene investigation, and see what you make of our crime scene!
Tuesday 11th April
Martin Edwards talking about the Golden Age of Murder at Newcastle's Lit & Phil
Details from the Lit & Phil: a Newcastle Noir event.

Ann Cleeves will be touring in the US, ahead of her attendance at Malice Domestic: details are still to be finalised, but here are the dates for your diaries!

Thursday 20th April, 7.00 pm
Ann Cleeves at University Bookstore, Seattle, WA
Friday 21st April, 6.00 pm
Ann Cleeves at Copperfield's San Francisco, CA
"Dinners to Die For" (ticketed event)
Saturday 22nd April, 2.00 pm
Ann Cleeves at Anne's Book Carnival, Orange, CA
Sunday 23rd April, 3.00 pm
Ann Cleeves at Murder By the Book, Houston, TX
Monday 24th April, 7.00 pm
Ann Cleeves at Poisoned Pen, Phoenix, AZ
Tuesday 25th April
Ann Cleeves at Rainy Day Books, Kansas City, MO
Wednesday 26th April, 6.30 pm
Ann Cleeves at McIntyre's, Raleigh NC
Thursday 27th - Sunday 30th April
Malice Domestic Bethesda, Maryland
Ann Cleeves and Martin Edwards will both be attending; Martin will receive the Poirot Award and will be interviewed by Cathy Ace; Ann will interview guest of honour Elaine Viets.
Saturday, 29th April
Margaret Murphy at Newcastle Noir. More details for follow.


Monday 1st May,11.00 am - 3.00 pm
A.D. Garrett (Margaret Murphy) at Wrexham Carnival of Words, hosting the New Voices event and announcing the winners of the writing competition.
Thursday, 18th May, 7.30 pm
Crime Panel: Ann Cleeves, Sharon Bolton and Elly Griffiths In Conversation with Crime Fiction Critic Jake Kerridge at David's Bookshop, Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3DE
Tickets £6, with discounts of the authors' books on the evening, available by calling in or by ringing the shop on 01462684631.
Thursday 18th - Sunday 21st May
Crimefest, Bristol
Martin Edwards taking part in Authors Remembered and other events; Kate Ellis also attending as a panellist.


Friday 9th - Sunday 11th June
Alibis in the Archives, Gladstone's Library, Hawarden
Martin Edwards will be hosting this new event to celebrate the establishment of the CWA and Detection Club archives; Ann Cleeves and Kate Ellis also attending.
Saturday 17th June
Bodies from the Library: Martin Edwards talking about Cyril Hare at the British Library, London
Wednesday 21st June
Kate Ellis speaking at Liverpool Noir, Waterstones, Liverpool One


Thursday 20th - Sunday 23rd July
Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival at the Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate
Martin Edwards will take part in a panel discussing crime writing lawyers; Ann Cleeves is on a panel about VERA with Brenda Blethyn, Kenny Doughty and interviewed by Steph McGovern.


Thursday 12th - Sunday 15th October
Bouchercon, Toronto
Martin Edwards will take part as a panellist; Ann Cleeves also attending.
Monday 30th October - Saturday 4th November
Arvon Residential Writing Week.
Team Garrett (aka Margaret Murphy & Helen Pepper) will be at the famous Arvon's Lumb Bank, giving small group and individual tuition for crime and thriller writers who like to keep it real. As a unique pairing of writer and forensic specialist, we will help you to develop vivid storylines rooted in reality. We're delighted to announce that Ann Cleeves will be dropping in as our guest author.


Wednesday 1st - Saturday 4th November
Ann Cleeves will be at the SILK Festival, Skudeneshavn, Norway from Friday 3rd - Monday 6th November
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