#FestivalFever has officially spread! Weekend Break Packages are flying out and the excitement continues to build. Each week you have been watching as the 2017 programme unfolds and we’re sure you’ll all agree – so far it is looking brilliant!

Already revealed we have – Special Guests: Lee Child, Kathy Reichs, Ian Rankin and Arne Dahl, Peter May in conversation with Stuart MacBride, as well as the first of our 2017 Panel Events Vera!

Here, we have our FINAL #SpecialGuest announcement for you!

This week we are pleased to announce 2017 Special Guest…

Dennis Lehane!

Dennis Lehane has had several of his New York Times bestselling novels made into films, such as Gone, Baby, Gone, Mystic River, Shutter Island, and The Drop. He has won the Shamus Award for Best First Novel, the Edgar, Anthony and Barry awards for Best Novel and the Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction. His work has been translated into twenty-two languages. He was born and raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and he and his wife Angie currently live in California with their children.

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We’re excited to announce that we will be giving away 20 copies of Dennis Lehane’s ‘Live By Night’ to the next 20 Weekend Break Package Bookers!

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Full details on the website. Call 01423 562303 or email crime@harrogate-festival.org.uk to book!

The line-up so far…