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Tuesday 26 April 2022

CrimeFest 2022: Crime in the City: London Set Crime Fiction

   Friday 13 May 2022
13:40 - 14:30

The Panel are: Elle Croft, Biba Pearce, Jeff Dowson,
Victoria Selman

and the participating Moderator is Linda Mather

Elle Croft was born in South Africa, grew up in Australia and moved to the UK in 2010 after travelling around the world with her husband. She is the author of four psychological thrillers including top 10 ebook bestseller The Guilty Wife and Buried, and a contributor to the Afraid of the Light anthologies. Her short story, Deathbed, Beth Dead, was shortlisted for a CWA Dagger Short Story award. She works as a freelance social media specialist and also blogs about travel, food and life in London. Her latest book is Buried published 5 August 2021.

Biba Pearce grew up on the wild eastern coast of Southern Africa. She now lives in Surrey, and when she isn’t writing, can be found rambling through the countryside or kayaking on the River Thames. She writes gritty police procedurals and is the author of the bestselling DCI Rob Miller series published by Joffe Books. Her latest release, The South Bank Murders, is out now.

Jeff Dowson began his career working in the theatre as an actor and a director. He moved into television as a writer/producer/director. Screen credits include arts series, entertainment features, documentaries, drama series and TV films. Turning crime novelist in 2014, he introduced Bristol private eye Jack Shepherd in Closing the Distance. The series developed with Changing the Odds, Cloning the Hate and Bending the Rules. The Ed Grover series, featuring an American GI in Bristol during the years following World War 2, opened with One Fight At A Time. The second book New Friends Old Enemies was published in May 2021. Jeff is a member of BAFTA, Mystery People and the Crime Writers Association.

Victoria Selman is the author of the critically acclaimed Ziba MacKenzie series. Her debut novel, Blood For Blood was shortlisted for the prestigious Debut Dagger Award and an Amazon Charts #1 bestseller for five weeks, selling over half a million copies. She was shortlisted for the 2021 Short Story Dagger Award and co-hosts CrimeTime FM with Barry Forshaw and Paul Burke. Her first standalone thriller, Truly Darkly Deeply, is Quercus’ lead crime title for 2022.

Linda Mather is the author of the Jo Hughes Murder Mystery series: Forecast Murder, A Sign for Murder, Murder as Predicted and The Hanged Man, with a fifth book out later this year, published by Joffe Books.  Jo Hughes is a PI and astrologer. Described as ‘gripping and twisty’, the stories are set in Birmingham, Coventry, London and the Cotswolds. Travel, work and people give Linda inspiration for her writing. Follow her on

Twitter @ILindaMather.

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