Calling all crime fans! Slaughter in Southwold event celebrates ten years

May 16, 2024
April 25, 2024
James Powell

Suffolk Libraries is thrilled to announce that the popular crime festival Slaughter in Southwold is returning in June, marking its tenth year since the festival was launched in 2013.

This year’s programme takes place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June, and features a variety of crime and thriller novelists, including Nicci French, The Reverend Richard Coles, and local favourite Elly Griffiths.

Slaughter in Southwold is part of Southwold Arts Festival and all events will be held at Southwold Arts Centre. The festival is organised by Southwold Library with support from the Friends of Southwold Library and the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA).

Previous authors have included Anthony Horowitz, Chris Carter, Rory Clements, Helen Fields and many more.

Charlotte Clark, Executive Library Manager for Southwold Library, said:

“We can’t believe that 2024 will mark our tenth ‘Slaughter in Southwold’ festival, an event that has grown and grown since its small beginnings in 2013 as ‘Slaughter in the Scout Hut’.  We are so lucky to have bagged, yet again, an amazing line up including our very special guest the Reverend Richard Coles.  People can enjoy a whole weekend hearing from firm favourites, discovering new reads, enjoying local food and solving a murder mystery or a quiz night!”

Individual author events are £6 each. You can also book a Saturday pass and Sunday pass for £20 each, or a full weekend pass for £40. All tickets are available to book online via TicketSource.

The full line-up of authors this year are:

  • Jacqueline SutherlandSaturday 15 June at 10AM. Jacqueline is the author of two psychological thrillers, and her latest novel Twin Truths is set in Southwold.
  • Tom HindleSaturday 15 June at 11.30AM. Inspired by the masters of the crime genre, Tom writes classic whodunits, with his latest being Murder on Lake Garda.
  • Jane CaseySaturday 15 June at 2PM. Jane Casey is the author of the award-winning Maeve Kerrigan series and her novel The Killing Kind, a Richard and Judy Book Club pick, was recently adapted for Paramount+.
  • Elly GriffithsSaturday 15 June at 3.30PM. Bestselling author of the Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries, Elly has won several awards with many of her books being set in East Anglia.
  • The Reverend Richard ColesSaturday 15 June at 7PM. A writer, broadcaster, and Anglican priest, Richard Coles is the Sunday Times bestselling author of the Canon Daniel Clement series.
  • A.K. TurnerSunday 16 June at 10AM. A.K. Turner writes forensic crime, with her latest novel being Dead Fall. A.K. Turner was recently qualified as a City of London history walks guide.
  • Cara MillerSunday 16 June at 11.30AM. Cara Miller started working life in publishing and her debut, The Antique Hunter’s Guide to Murder, is a cosy-crime novel set in Suffolk.
  • Ruth WareSunday 16 June at 2PM. Ruth is an international number one bestseller whose books include The Lying Game, One By One, and most recently, One Perfect Couple.
  • Nicci FrenchSunday 16 June at 3.30PM. Nicci French is the pseudonym for psychological thriller author duo Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. Their latest novel is Has Anyone Seen Charlotte Salter?
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