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Skulduggery in Stowmarket

26 - 29 April 2019

Suffolk's newest crime writers' festival returns for a second year. Tickets available from TicketSource and Stowmarket Library.

Individual author talks £5 unless otherwise stated; full day £20 or £25 including buffet lunch; Saturday + Sunday ticket £35 or £45 including buffet lunches.

Friday 26 April

Saturday 27 April

Barbara Nadel: Magical Crime


Skulduggery in Stowmarket: Barbara Nadel: Magical Crime

Barbara Nadel will be discussing how her interest in magic, performance and anything ‘strange’ influences her crime writing.

Kate Rhodes: Killer Women


Skulduggery in Stowmarket: Kate Rhodes: Killer Women

Kate Rhodes is one of the original members of the influential crime writing group, Killer Women. She will be talking about her gripping Hell Bay series, featuring troubled DI Ben Kitto.

Mary-Jane Riley: How I Turned to Crime


Skulduggery in Stowmarket: Mary-Jane Riley: How I Turned to Crime

Mary-Jane Riley will be discussing how her interviews with Ruth Rendell and PD James as a journalist encouraged her to begin writing crime fiction.

Stella Duffy: Crime Does Pay


Skulduggery in Stowmarket: Stella Duffy: Crime Does Pay

Stella Duffy will talk about writing, getting started, keeping going, writing literary, historical, contemporary and crime fiction, changing the world one Fun Palace at a time and how to have a 35+ year career in the arts while never having a ‘proper’ job. Bring your questions!

Sunday 28 April

Caroline Goldsworthy: Tangent


Skulduggery in Stowmarket: Caroline Goldsworthy: <cite>Tangent</cite>

Caroline Goldsworthy will be talking about her debut novel, Tangent. The first in a series about DCI Ronald Carlson, it was inspired by her experience of living in Ipswich during the tragic events of December 2006.

Sophie Hannah: Crime and Grudges


Skulduggery in Stowmarket: Sophie Hannah: Crime and Grudges

Sophie will talk about her lifelong love of Agatha Christie and how she came to be chosen to write new Hercule Poirot novels. She will also introduce her new self-help book, How to Hold a Grudge, in which she argues that grudges can be not only good for us but great!

Nicci French: Partners in Crime


Skulduggery in Stowmarket: Nicci French: Partners in Crime

Nicci French - AKA Sean French and Nicci Gerrard - will be discussing how they work together on their bestselling novels.

Monday 30 April

Introduction to self-publishing from Gipping Press


Skulduggery in Stowmarket: Introduction to self-publishing from Gipping Press

Join staff from Gipping press for discussions and advice on everything to do with self-publishing, from just getting your thoughts, memories and stories down on paper, to discovering how these first steps can be turned into a printed book with help, guidance or even under your own steam.

Discussion on independent (indie) publishing


Skulduggery in Stowmarket: Discussion on independent (indie) publishing

Pete Jennings and Ian Andrews will be talking frankly about the advantages and disadvantages of traditional (commercial) and independent (indie) publishing before they are joined by Danny Cuff for a panel discussion, chaired by Pauline Manders.