Giving Evidence: Crime Writers Confess All.
Thursday 21st May
20:30 - 22:30
Doors Open: 20:15
Artist: William Shaw, Elly Griffiths, Rebecca Whitney and Graham Bartlett
Venue: Festival Big Top
Adult Ticket: £12.00
Under 18 Ticket: £8.00
Join crime and thriller writers William Shaw, Elly Griffiths and Rebecca Whitney for an entertaining evening discussing facts and flights of fancy in their novels with former Brighton Police Superintendent Graham Bartlett who advises bestselling novelist Peter James..
Graham is the author of the Sunday Times Top Ten Best Seller Death Comes Knocking: Policing Roy Grace's Brighton, which he wrote with internationally acclaimed crime writer Peter James. He is also a police procedural advisor to best-selling crime fiction writers and TV drama makers. His latest book is The Babes in the Wood, the compelling inside story of the investigation into a notorious Brighton murder case.
Cheery crime writer Elly Griffiths (real name, surprisingly, Domenica de Rosa) is a great favourite with Steyning readers and it’s mutual! She even set one of her novels, The Stranger Diaries, just outside the town in the spooky surroundings of the Beeding cement works. Her Norfolk based whodunnits featuring forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway and her Brighton 1950’s set mysteries starring magician Max Mephisto and his ex-wartime colleague Detective Edgar Stephens, are enormously popular.
William Shaw, a firm Festival favourite, is the author of award-winning and atmospheric police procedural novels, The Birdwatcher, the DS Alex Cupidi series and the Breen and Tozier books. His latest eagerly awaited Alex Cupidi novel Graves End is published this month.
A former Steyning grammar School pupil, Becky was an executive producer on music videos, commercials and documentaries before embarking on a successful new career in crime fiction with her psychological thriller The Liar’s Chair, published by Macmillan, followed this spring by the haunting and gripping thriller The Hidden Girls.