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Friday 26 April 2019

Unlikely Alliances

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

Partners, Sidekicks and friends
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Lynn Brittney has fifty-two plays, books (fiction and non-fiction), and foreign translations of her books registered for PLR. She began novel-writing in 2005 and the first book in her Nathan Fox Elizabethan spy trilogy was nominated for the Waterstones and Brandford Boase Prize. In 2016 she created the Mayfair 100 series, set in WW1. The first two books – Murder in Belgravia and A Death in Chelsea have been published in the UK by Mirror Books.
M.W. Craven was born in Carlisle but grew up in Newcastle. He joined the army at sixteen, leaving ten years later to complete a social work degree. Seventeen years after taking up a probation officer role in Cumbria, at the rank of assistant chief officer, he became a full-time author. The Puppet Show, the first in a two-book deal he signed with the Little, Brown imprint, Constable, was released in hardback in June 2018. Website:

Vaseem Khan writes the Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series featuring Indian detective Ashwin Chopra and his baby elephant sidekick. Translated into twelve languages, The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra was a Times bestseller. His books explore realities of life in a country transformed by global change. Vaseem was born in London, but spent his twenties in India. Since 2006 he has worked at University College London’s Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science. Website:

T.E. Kinsey (Tim) was born in the 1960s. He grew up in London in the 1970s and went to university in Bristol in the 1980s. He worked in magazines in the 1990s, and for IMDb in the 2000s. He still lives near Bristol. At the moment he’s mostly responsible for the popular historical cozy series The Lady Hardcastle Mysteries (Thomas & Mercer) but he does occasionally play the drums. Website:

L C Tyler is the participating moderator. Len writes two crime series: the Herring Mysteries (currently optioned for television) and a historical series featuring seventeenth century lawyer and spy, John Grey. He has twice won CrimeFest’s Goldsboro Last Laugh Award and was awarded the 2017 CWA Short Story Dagger. He has lived and worked all over the world but has more recently been based in London and West Sussex. Represented by DHH. Website

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