It’s July and the Summer has finally arrived and it seems only right that we have a panel with four superb crime writers that is hot, hot, hot. Add to that the fact Transworld are sponsoring the evening and it promises to be a belter.
First up we have Susie Steiner, whose first novel, Missing Presumed was described by Red Magazine as “spectacular and deeply satisfying” and whose new novel, Persons Unknown, is “stylish, literary fiction at its very best” according to Peter James. Next, we have Fiona Barton, a former news reporter, whose debut novel The Widow was a Sunday Times and New York Times Bestseller in 2016. Fiona joins us to talk about her eagerly-anticipated follow-up The Child, which Clare Mackintosh called “clever and compelling”. Also in attendance will be Valentina Giambanco, a film editor on award-winning UK and US movies, who the Daily Mail has described as “a name to watch”. Sweet After Death is her fourth novel and it’s “tense and thrilling” according to Barbara Nadel. Last, but in no way least, T.A. Cotterell joins us to talk about his debut novel What Alice Knew, about which Joanne Harris has said “the suspense is beautifully sustained, the writing finely crafted”. Excited? We are.
And who better to keep this stellar line up in check than Jake Kerridge, crime fiction critic for the Telegraph – murder aficionado and master of wit and repartee.