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Monday 22 April 2019

Overrun by Cops

CrimeFest Friday 10 May 2019
10:10 - 11:00

Multiple Police Procedural Series
Taking part in this discuussion are:

Kate Ellis was born and brought up in Liverpool and has been shortlisted for the CWA Short Story Dagger and the Dagger in the Library. Kate has recently published The Boy who Lived with the Dead, the second in a trilogy set in the aftermath of the Great War. However, she is best known for her series featuring archaeology graduate DI Wesley Peterson, the latest of which is Dead Man’s Lane.

Douglas Lindsay was born in Scotland in 1964, and now lives in Somerset. He has written over twenty books, including the Barney Thomson barbershop series, and DS Hutton crime novels. His first book, The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson, was released as a motion picture in 2015, starring Robert Carlyle, Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone. 2019 sees the publication of the first three titles in the DI Westphall series, published by Mulholland.

Danielle Ramsay is author of five DI Jack Brady books and the DS Harri Jacobs thriller, The Last Cut; described by Martina Cole as: ‘A really cracking good read!’ She was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger in 2009 and 2010. In 2011 she was a Read Regional Author. Danielle is the Patron of the charity SomeOne Cares which counsels survivors of domestic violence, rape and child abuse.

Leigh Russell’s Geraldine Steel series has sold over a million books and has been translated across Europe, and in China. Leigh’s latest title is Rogue Killer. Leigh has been shortlisted for two CWA Dagger Awards, and has twice been a finalist for the People’s Book Prize. She serves on the board of the Crime Writers Association, co-ordinates the Criminal Critiques service, and chairs the Debut Dagger judges. She is a Royal Literary Fellow.

William Shaw is participating moderator
William’s electrifying new book Deadland is published this month, the second in a new series starring DS Alex Cupidi. Hailed as ‘one of the great rising talents of UK crime fiction’ by Peter James and ‘a modern crime master’ by The Sun, he’s been longlisted for the Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year, shortlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger and nominated for a Barry Award. The Alex Cupidi novels are set in Dungeness, Kent. 

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