Known as the friendliest festival with
its feet firmly on Yorkshire ground, the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing
Festival guarantees thrills, and a few spills at the hotel bar, as thousands
descend for one long summer weekend.
Heading to Harrogate for the 14th festival
Deaver, Martina Cole, Neil Cross, Linwood Barclay, Tess Gerritsen, Val McDermid and Gerald Seymour, and over 80 more fantastic authors.
Readers and authors alike meet their
heroes, as well as the Next Big Things, thanks to Val McDermid’s annual New
Blood panel, which cherry picks the best debut novels of the year.
The Festival will also feature the 12th Theakstons
Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Awards, and will see the return of the
day-long creative writing workshop for aspiring writers, Creative Thursday.