For one long, sultry, summer weekend the temperature in Harrogate rises whatever the weather as the world’s hottest celebration of crime writing swings into town. Once tasted, the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival leaves you on the edge of your seat, waiting for the next exciting chapter. But here’s the rub – it only comes once a year!
The 2016 Festival guarantees thrills, and perhaps a few spills at the hotel bar, as thousands gather at the crime writing industry’s self-appointed Annual General Meeting, with a difference! Grab a pint of Yorkshire’s finest ale, relax in the hotel gardens, and dip into an intoxicating mix of comedy, cabaret, heated debate, and scintillating socialising. It would be a murderous misdemeanour to miss it.