I am looking forward to CrimeFest 2015 which is taking place this week in Bristol from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th May.
While I am there I hope to catch up with Catherine Aird, Quentin Bates, Ruth Dudley Edwards, Helen Giltrow, Janet Laurence and M J McGrath who all spoke at the Deal Noir conference in March and will be speaking again at CrimeFest.
The burgeoning interest in crime fiction, not just as entertainment but also the subject of more serious academic and literary study is a driver for the growing number of conferences such as Deal Noir, CrimeFest and the forthcoming Bodies From The Library conference in June (at which John Curran, Martin Edwards, Dolores Gordon-Smith, Jake Kerridge and L C Tyler – who are all at CrimeFest – will also be speaking).
For information about CrimeFest and to buy tickets go to:
For information about The Bodies From The Library conference and to buy tickets go to: