This weekend Harrogate hosts its yearly Crime Writing Festival and celebrates 120 years of their very own authoress legend Agatha Christie. There are lots of wonderful events taking place including talks, meet and greets, readers’ groups and even a glamorous champagne reception for the Crime Writer’s Association Dagger Awards. Book your tickets for this at www.thecwa.co.uk/tickets.
Get yourself along to the opening party tonight in association with Theakstons to really kick start the proceedings!
On Friday visiting writers include Christopher Brookmyre, Ian Rankin and Val McDermid. Whilst on Saturday Joanne Harris and Karin Slaughter are centre stage. There’s even a murder mystery Come Dine With Me extravaganza to boot!
On Sunday two of the USA’s more well known crime writers Jefferey Deaver and Jeff Lindsay (author of the Dexter novels) will be in conversation with Mark Lawson.
For more information check out www.harrogate-festival.org.uk/crime or call the festival Box Office on 0845 130 8840.