Poe Did It

  • Saturday 23rd July 2022 | 6.30pm
  • The Live Event Tent | The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate
  • Tickets: £13.00
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Online and telephone bookings have now closed. Tickets will be available to buy from the on-site Box Office at the Old Swan Hotel from 3pm Thursday 21 July subject to availability.

Edgar Allan Poe’s The Mystery of Marie Rogêt was the second crime fiction story ever written and the first based on a real crime. Today, there is an explosion in true crime novels and this panel explores the ethics in the fine margins between truth and fiction.

In Sam Holland’s terrifying debut The Echo Man, the title character emulates notorious serial killers in a string of murders across England; Winnie M Li’s Complicit shines a spotlight on misogyny and abuse in the film industry; Brian McGilloway’s much acclaimed The Last Crossing has its roots in The Troubles and the spiralling consequences which continue today; Nadine Matheson’s celebrated debut The Jigsaw Man took its inspiration from the real-life murder of Jeffrey Howe. Claire McGowan, who’s written both fiction and true crime, is in the chair.

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