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APRIL 2019


Wednesday 10th April, 7:30pm, Cogito Books Crime Book Group with Mari Hannah

I'm delighted to be joining Cogito to discuss my new Stone & Oliver: The Scandal. Click on the logo for details.



MAY 2019


May 5, Sunday, 7.30 p.m. Newcastle Noir. Sunday Night Showcase with Elly Griffiths.

For the full programme click on the festival website.



May 11, 11.30 Living North Event at Newcastle Racecourse. 


May 12, The Word, South Shields Write Festival.


Monday May 27, 2pm - 3pm

Northumberland County Show at the show ground Bywell

Book signing event with Forum Books.  


JUNE 2019


June 3 - 14: BIG READ tour.

The biggest celebration of crime writing in the world is to tour libraries across the North of England this June with its annual Big Read.

As Programming Chair for Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival and Reader in Residence, I'll hit the road to host the North’s biggest book club and the title this year is thriller The Black Echo by Michael Connelly.

The Big Read, supported by The Arts Council, aims to encourage crime fiction fans, and entice reluctant readers, to read and discuss the same book. It offers opportunities for social meet-ups, making new friends and meeting like minds. 2019 will be the 11th Big Read. For participating libraries see below:

Mon 3 June | 6pm - Blaydon Library 

Tues 4 June | 4pm - Ashington Library                                     

Weds 5 June | 11am - Northallerton Library                                 

Weds 5 June | 3pm -Ripon Library                                            

Fri 7 June | 10am - Sheffield Library                                        

Fri 7 June | 1pm - Rotherham, Riverside Library                   

Sat 8 June | 2pm - Batley Library

Mon 10 June | 11am - Wakefield Library

Weds 12 June | 6pm - Barnsley Library                                          

Fri 14 June | 10am - Acklam Library                                             

Fri 14 June | 2pm - Hartlepool Library                                     


JULY 2019


Saturday July 6 at 3 p.m. I'll be attending the Tübingen Bücherfest - location: Landgericht, Tübingen, Germany


Thursday, July 18 - Sunday, July 21.

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

For full details click on the logo.  




September 21, Morpeth Literature Festival - time tbc


September 28 - Capital Crime tbc. 




December 7 - Words Weekend, Sage Gateshead (Barbour Room) Time tbc