Fantastic Special Guest Line-Up for 2013 – Book Your Place Now

Programming is well underway for next year’s Festival, and we look forward to sharing with you a stellar line up of the best crime writers around as we celebrate a decade of Europe’s leading Crime Writing Festival. 2013 promises to be our best year yet, including Special Guest appearances from some of the very biggest names in crime fiction. 2013 Programming Chair, the incomparable Val McDermid, will welcome the author of the brilliant Jackson Brodie series, Kate Atkinson; creator of the phenomenon that is True Blood, Charlaine Harris; master story teller Susan Hill; and one of the biggest and most influential British crime writers, Ruth Rendell, who will be interviewed by acclaimed novelist Jeanette Winterson (all pictured below). More exciting names will be added to the programme over the coming months…It truly is a line up not to be missed! The best way to guarantee your place at the Festival is by booking one of our Weekend Break Packages.

Weekend Break Packages include 3 nights’ accommodation, 18-21 July 2013, and a Weekend Rover Ticket, giving you access to all of the events across the weekend, delicious lunches and a brilliant Festival Goody Bag. Accommodation packages are available at a range of carefully handpicked hotels across Harrogate, all within easy walking distance of the festival venue, including the Crown Hotel, Majestic Hotel, Holiday Inn, Yorkshire Hotel, Cairn Hotel and, brand new for 2013, the Studley Hotel. Prices start from as little as £369 per person for double/twin accommodation and £409 per person for single accommodation. Tailor made packages are available upon request.

For full information on what’s included in a Weekend Break Package, the range of hotels and options available along with prices, please click here to visit the website.

We are now accepting deposits for 2013 Weekend Break Packages. For just £50 per person secure your place today! Call the Festival Office on 01423 562 303 or email