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Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival Big Read 2017 Events - June 12th - 16th. As reader-in-residence, I'll be touring libraries in the NE and Yorkshire all week with Theakston's outreach programme, the Big Read.

To find out what it's all about, click: here.

To view the main festival programme for the world's biggest crime festival see 20th - 23rd July further down.

The Big Read dates and venues . . . 

Monday 12th June 

11 a.m.  Blaydon Library, NE21 5BT 

3 p.m.    Ashington Library, NE63 9JY

Tuesday 13th June

11 a.m.  Northallerton Library, DL6 1PT

3 p.m.    National Railway Museum (York), YO26 4XJ

7 p.m.    Ripon Library, HG4 1AG

Wednesday 14th June

11 a.m.  Wombwell Library (Barnsley), S73 0BA

3 p.m.    Sheffield Central Library, S1 1XZ

Thursday 15th June

11 a.m.  Dewsbury Library, WF12 8EQ

3 p.m.    Bradford Central Library, BD1 1SD

Friday 16th June

11 a.m.  Grove Hill Community Hub (Middlesbrough), TS4 2RP

3 p.m.    Hartlepool Central Library, TS26 9DE


Wigtown (Scotland's National Book Town) Mystery Weekend - On Friday evening (23rtd June) I'll be in conversation with Mike Craven discussing Probation Officers as Crime Writers. On Saturday, 24 June I'll be appearing 11.30-12.30 on the subject of Inspiration: where do I get my ideas from? 

Hope to see some of you there. 


2 pm, 25th June The Word - How to Get Published, 45 Market Place, South Shields, NE33 1JF. Click on the event title for details.




Tuesday, 18th July 7pm: I'm 'In Conversation' with Peter Robinson at Waterstones Newcastle. Click on event title for details.


20th - 23rd July Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival. 

 Click on the logo for full programme details. 




3rd - 5th November DIVA Literary Festival, Hilton Birmingham Metropol, the National Exhibition Centre, B40 1PP - further details to follow. Click on the logo for the programme so far.