The world class, award winning Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, now in its 16th year, returns to the magnificent Old Swan Hotel this summer from the 18-21 July! Celebrating the very best in crime fiction, the Festival is a firm date in the literary calendar and has achieved international acclaim for the programming, organisation and atmosphere.
With an incredible line-up of special guests and a variety of fresh and exciting panels, you’re bound to find something you like.
For a true meeting of the minds try Harlan Coben in conversation with Ian Rankin, or sit back and let the conversation flow between Belinda Bauer, Eva Dolan and Erin Kelly. Nesbomaniacs will be pleased to see Jo Nesbo, or you can head north of the British Isles and see Val McDermid speaking with old friend Nicola Sturgeon. Speaking of Scots: MC Beaton and Stuart Macbride will be chatting away. Prefer something more intimate? You can hear from Jeffery Deaver, James Patterson and Jed Mercurio in their own personal interviews.
All prepurchased tickets will be available at our onsite Festival Box Office and Registration Desk from Thursday 18th July at the Old Swan Hotel.