11 13
Aug Aug
2023 2023

2023 Crime Fiction Weekend

10:00 to 18:00

Celebrations: innocent parties, guilty pleasures

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From the ‘Wedding Killer’ in Val McDermid’s Insidious Intent to Agatha Christie’s Sparkling Cyanide where death stalks the guests at a fancy dinner in the West End, celebrated crime writers have made innocent parties the focus of dark deeds.

Join us for our 30th St Hilda’s Crime Fiction Weekend featuring an award-winning group of crime writers who will explore the works and psychological insights of their favourite writers to find out just why it can all go so wrong, when we are bent on enjoying ourselves.

Guest of Honour: Robert Goddard

Winner of the coveted CWA Diamond Dagger award (2018) and one of Britain’s most highly-respected crafters of intelligent, elegant crime novels. Author of the BBC 2 Between the Covers hit, The Fine Art of Invisible Detection, Robert’s latest novel, This is the Night They Come For You, was released in March 2022.

'The world's greatest storyteller' THE GUARDIAN

'One of the finest crime writers of any generation' DAILY MAIL

Our speakers:

Alexandra Benedict
Chris Brookmyre
Jane Casey
Fiona Cummins
Philip Gooden
Vaseem Khan
Winnie M Li
Val McDermid
Richard Osman 
Charlotte Philby
Imogen Robertson
Alex Wheatle
Andrew Wilson