CRIMEFEST celebrates its fifth anniversary next year. Since it came into existence as a spinoff from the Bristol Left Coast Crime convention in 2006, we thought we'd acknowledge that by inviting two LCC06 Featured Guest Authors back: Lee Child and Jeffery Deaver (as the Toastmaster). Confirmed Highlighted Author: Philip Kerr, this year's CRIMEFEST eDunnit Award winner for Best Crime eBook. We can't think of a better way to start CRIMEFEST 2012 than by announcing the participation of these authors! (For a list of all authors registered to date visit the AUTHORS & DELEGATES page.)
£100 EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
The £100 early bird registration for a full CRIMEFEST pass ends on 31 July. The fee will incrementally go up to £140. If you sign up at the bargain rate before the end of July, the savings will pay for a ticket to next year's Gala Dinner. So don't wait and REGISTER now!
BODIES IN THE BOOKSHOP
Can't wait until next year's CRIMEFEST? In that case the next big date in the crime calendar is 19 July when Heffers once again hosts Bodies in the Bookshop. Make murder your business and join a sleuth of crime writers and readers for a glass of wine to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Heffers' and Richard Reynold's annual crime fiction extravaganza! Tickets cost £7.50 and can be obtained from Heffers Bookshop, 20 Trinity Street, Cambridge or by contacting Richard Reynolds: Tel: 01223-568532 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Participating authors include: Michael Arnold, Richard Blake, C.J. Box, Alison Bruce, Will Carver, Jane Casey, Barbara Cleverly, Charles Cumming, Ruth Downie, Patrick Easter, Kate Ellis, Mark Ellis, Jane Finnis, Meg Gardiner, Elly Griffiths, Peter Guttridge, Sophie Hannah, Tarquin Hall, Oliver Harris, Suzette Hill, Lis Howell, Rebecca Jenkins, Ben Kane, Jim Kelly, Deryn Lake, Patrick Lennon, Katia Lief, Andrew Martin, Rose Melikan, D. E. Meredith, Roger Morris, Martin O'Brien, Christine Poulson, Ann Purser, Philip Purser, Sheila Quigley, Linda Regan, Imogen Robertson, Andrew Rosenheim, Leigh Russell, Zoe Sharp, Harry Sidebottom, Michelle Spring, Lyndon Stacey, Frank Tallis, Simon Toyne, L.C. Tyler, S.J. Watson, Jason Webster, Emily Winslow and many more.
HARROGATE CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL
And if that isn't enough to satisfy your lust for crime (fiction), just two days later sees the start of Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival (21-24 July) in Harrogate. This year's line-up includes David Baldacci, Linwood Barclay, Lee Child, Martina Cole, Lisa Gardner, Tess Gerritsen, Dennis Lehane and Howard Marks. For more details visit the Harrogate website.