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Thursday, 25 April 2019

Worldwide Police Procedurals

CrimeFest Friday 10 May 2019
12:30 - 13:20

The Differences and Simularities
are discuussed by:


G.D. Abson developed a lifelong obsession with Russia after studying the revolution at school and Russian politics at university. He is the author of Motherland, the first in a series featuring Senior Investigator Natalya Ivanova, an idealist battling crime and corruption in Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Motherland was a recommended read in The Times/Sunday Times and a previous CWA Debut Dagger shortlister. The second in the series, Black Wolf, will be published in May 2019.


Quentin Bates escaped English suburbia as a teenager at the end of the seventies. A gap year in Iceland turned into a gap decade before returning to England with a family, a language and a profession acquired in the far north. The joys of writing and translating crime novels follow almost twenty years as a journalist on an obscure nautical trade magazine.
www.graskeggur.com

Stuart Field
 
was born in the UK, in the West Midlands. He spent his early years in the army, and now works for a security firm in Germany. The first of his John Steel thriller series was published by Crime Scene Books in 2018. The second instalment appears September 2019. He is currently also working on a standalone thriller with a very different flavour.
 
Valentina ‘V.M.’ Giambanco worked in film editing for many years and is a 35mm cutting-room vet and a film nerd. Her Homicide Detective Alice Madison series, published by Quercus in the UK and in the US, is set in Seattle and in the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. The series, including the latest book, Sweet After Death, has been optioned by Company Pictures. Valentina lives in London because she loves the British weather. www.valentinagiambanco.com


Vanda Symon is participating moderator

Vanda Symon is the author of the Detective Sam Shephard series, including Overkill and The Ringmaster recently published in Britain. The New Zealand author is a three-time finalist in the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel. She recently graduated with a PhD on the communication of science in crime fiction. When she isn’t working or writing she can be found on the business end of a fencing foil.
www.vandasymon.com

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