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Friday 26 April 2019

No leads, No Clues, No Hopes

CrimeFest Saturday 11 May 2019
16:20 - 17:10

Dealing with Cold Cases is discussed by:

Will Dean who grew up in the East Midlands. He now lives in a boggy Swedish forest and it's from this base that he compulsively reads and writes. He is the author of 2018 bestseller Dark Pines, selected for the Zoe Ball Book Club on ITV. Dark Pines was shortlisted for the Guardian's Not The Booker Prize and the National Book Awards. His new Tuva Moodyson thriller Red Snow is out now.

Anja de Jager is Dutch but lives in London. She draws inspiration from cases that her father, a retired police detective, worked on in the Netherlands. The first book in her Lotte Meerman series, A Cold Death In Amsterdam, was picked by The Times as one of their Crime Novels of the Year. Anja worked in the City for twenty years but is now a full-time writer. She's currently working on her fifth novel.

John Lincoln is the transparent pseudonym of John Williams, the novelist, biographer and crime fiction reviewer for the Mail on Sunday. His books include Into The Badlands, about American crime fiction (‘Into the Badlands opened up the world of American crime fiction for me and a generation’ – David Peace), a classic account of a miscarriage of justice, Bloody Valentine, the Cardiff Trilogy of novels and several biographies.

Matt Wesolowski is an author from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. He is also an English tutor for young people in care. Matt's debut thriller, Six Stories, was an Amazon bestseller, a WHSmith Fresh Talent pick, and film rights were sold to a major Hollywood studio. A loose prequel Hydra, was published in 2018 and the third in the Six Stories series, Changeling was published in January 2019 and entered the Audible horror charts at number one.

Lesley Thomson is the participating moderator
debut, A Kind of Vanishing, won the People’s Book Prize. The Detective’s Daughter was Amazon UK’s longest running #1 in 2013, and knocked J.K. Rowling (Robert Galbraith) to two. Lesley’s protagonist Stella Darnell is ‘one of the most original characters in British Crime Fiction’ (Sunday Times). The Detective’s Daughter series has sold over 750K copies. The most recent, The Playground Murders, is out in 2019. Lesley is writing a standalone, The Mermaid

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