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Tuesday 30 April 2019

Close to the Edge

CrimeFest Sunday 12 May 2019
10:40 - 11:30

How Far Will You Push Your Characters?
discuussed by:

Caroline England who is a former divorce and professional indemnity lawyer. In addition to her short story collection, Watching Horsepats Feed the Roses, Caroline has had stories and poems published in a variety of literary publications and anthologies. Her debut novel, Beneath the Skin, was published by Avon HarperCollins in October 2017. Her second novel, My Husbands Lies, followed in May 2018. Her new novel, Betray Her, will be published by Piatkus in March 2019.

Charlie Gallagher who has been a serving UK police officer for ten years. During that time he has had many roles, starting as a front-line response officer, then a member of a specialist tactical team and is currently a detective investigating serious offences. Charlie is the author of four Lanthorne police procedurals. His new series features DS Maddie Ives.

Kate Rhodes the bestselling author of the Hell Bay series, set in the Isles of Scilly, which has been optioned for television. Her acclaimed Alice Quentin series features a forensic psychologist, employed by London’s Metropolitan police. She has had many lives as a English teacher, an usherette and a cocktail waitress.

Gunnar Staalesen  who is from Bergen, Norway. His PI Varg Veum series is published in twenty-four countries, has sold over four million copies, and has spawned twelve film adaptations. He has won three Golden Pistols, including the Prize of Honour. He won the Petrona Prize 2017 for Where Roses Never Die. Wolves at the Door (2019, translated by Don Bartlett), the fifth book in the series published by Orenda Books, his tenth in UK.

Sarah Ward is participating moderator

Sarah the author of four DC Childs novels, In Bitter Chill, A Deadly Thaw, A Patient Fury and The Shrouded Path set in the Derbyshire Peak District where she lives. Sarah was a 2015 Amazon Rising Star, A Patient Fury was the Observer's Thriller of the Month in 2017 and The Shrouded Path an Amazon kindle top ten bestseller. She is a judge for the Petrona Award for Scandinavian translated crime novels.