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Thursday 21 January 2021

Mystery Fest 2021

 Mystery Fest 2021
6th March 2021

 All Kinds of Crime

The 4th Annual Mystery Fest will be delivered via Zoom, but the number and quality of speakers and breadths of topic is as superb as ever.

Our Guest of Honour
Leigh Russell
is an author who has been a loyal friend to Mystery Fest since its beginning,
Million Best Selling author of the Geraldine Steel series

Interviewing Leigh Russell will be successful actor and author
Linda Regan

Our Expert Witness for 2021 is Dr Nick Pamment of the University of Portsmouth, who will talk about Wildlife Crime.

10am-5pm with breaks
Zoom £5

10.00-10.05: Introduction Carol Westron and Clare Forsyth

10.00-10.30: From Oil Rig to Author – Nick Morrish (shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger) interviewed by Carol Westron

10.30-11.15: Linda Regan and Alison Bruce in Conversation:
Writing a Police Procedural

11.15-11.25: break

11.25-11.55:  Dot Marshall-Gent: Early highwaymen through to Bonnie and Clyde – Crime poems and songs

11.55-12.55: Expert Witness, Dr Nick Pamment: Using forensics to combat Wildlife Crime including the Ivory Project

12.55-1.20: break

1.20-1.50: Carol Westron: The Emergence of the Elderly Female Sleuth – Miss Marple and Miss Silver

1.50-2.35: Guest of Honour, Leigh Russell interviewed by Linda Regan

2.35-3.05: Peter Tickler: Recycle and Re-use – Lessons from a Crime Writer in reusing discarded work

3.05-3.15: break

3.15-3.45: Judith Cranswick: Writing Travel Crime during Lockdown

3.45-4.30: From Pirates and Praetorians to cozy murder and international conspiracy:
Alison Morton and Helen Hollick
in Conversation

4.30-5.00: Jeff Dowson: Inspiration for Crime – Detectives who have influenced my Detective

Full Bookfest Programme and booking details on

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