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Monday, 9 May 2022

CrimeFest 2022: Long -Time Friends: Writing A Long Standing Series,

Sunday 15 May 2022
10:40 - 11:30

The Panel are: Cathy Ace, Andrew Child, Peter Guttridge,
Caro Ramsey,
and the participating Moderator is Kate Ellis

Cathy Ace was born and raised in Swansea, South Wales. With a successful career in marketing having given her the chance to write training courses and textbooks, Cathy has now finally turned her attention to her real passion: crime fiction. Her short stories have appeared in multiple anthologies. Two of her works, Dear George and Domestic Violence, have also been produced by Jarvis & Ayres Productions as ‘Afternoon Reading’ broadcasts for BBC Radio 4. Cathy now writes two series of traditional mysteries: The Cait Morgan Mysteries (TouchWood Editions) and The WISE Enquiries Agency Mysteries (Severn House Publishers). Her latest book is The Corpse with the Turquoise Toes, published 2 April 2022.

Andrew Child was born in Birmingham, England. He graduated from the University of Sheffield, ran an independent theatre company, then worked in the telecommunications industry for fifteen years before establishing himself as a critically acclaimed author. He published nine novels under his own name then – writing as Andrew Child – began a collaboration with his brother Lee to continue the internationally-bestselling Jack Reacher series. He is married to novelist Tasha Alexander and lives in Wyoming, USA. Most recent book, Better Off Dead.

Peter Guttridge writes novels and other fiction.  For twelve years he was the Observer’s crime fiction critic.  He is the inquisitor for the CrimeFest pub quiz.  He thinks the questions are too easy; others disagree.  The latest in his Brighton series (which began as a trilogy with City of Dreadful Night) is Butcher’s Wood.  The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of/On, his collection of short stories (some award-winning) is out now. He lives in Sussex on the edge of the South Downs National Park.

Caro Ramsay was born in Govan, Glasgow. She started writing her first book, Absolution, during a long spell in hospital. The Anderson & Costello series now runs into 13 books and there is a standalone The Cursed Girls. Snapdragon will be published in December 2022.With Douglas Skelton and Michael Malone, Caro Ramsay is part of the Crime Writers Amalgamated Players. she was the youngest person ever to graduate from the British School of Osteopathy in London. In her spare time, she still works as an osteopath.

Kate Ellis was born in Liverpool and she studied drama in Manchester. She worked in teaching, marketing and accountancy before first enjoying writing success as a winner of the North-West Playwrights competition. Crime and mystery stories have always fascinated her, as have medieval history and archaeology which she likes to incorporate in her books. Kate's novels feature archaeology graduate Detective Sergeant Wesley Peterson who fights crime in South Devon.  Each story combines an intriguing contemporary murder mystery with a parallel historical case. She has also written five books in the spooky Joe Plantagenet series set up in North Yorkshire as well as many short stories for crime fiction anthologies and magazines. Kate was elected a member of The Detection Club in 2014. She is a member of the Crime Writers Association, Murder Squad, and Mystery People. She is married with two grown up sons and she lives in North Cheshire, England, with her husband. Her most recent series is set post WW1.  Her most recent book is The Stone Chamber.

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