Crime Writers’ Forum

Panel Discussion with Martin Edwards & Ruth Sutton 

Chaired by Janice Benson

2pm – 3:30pm @ Dalton Community Centre, 21 Nelson Street, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA15 8AF :: Ticketed Event £5

Crime novels are a perennial favourite and in the Crime Writers’ Forum, two successful writers who’ve both written series set in Cumbria will talk about their different approaches.

Martin Edwards is Chair of the National Crime Writers’ Association and the author of 18 novels including the Lake District Mysteries. ‘The Coffin Trail’ was shortlisted for the Theakston’s Prize for Crime Novel of the Year, while ‘The Arsenic Labyrinth’ was shortlisted for Lakeland Book of the Year. His latest book ‘The Golden Age of Murder’, won the Edgar, Agatha, Macavity, and H R F Keating awards. Since 2015 he has been series consultant for the British Library’s Crime Classics, and this year will see the publication of his ‘The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books’, as well as four anthologies he has edited for the British Library.

Waberthwaite based Ruth Sutton wrote her first novel after she was 60, gave up trying to find an agent and decided to self-publish. She began with her Cumbria trilogy ‘Between the Mountains and the Sea’. In November 2015, her first crime novel ‘Cruel Tide’ appeared, and soon after readers started clamouring for the sequel, ‘Fatal Reckoning’ which Ruth published a year later.

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