The world class, award winning Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, now in its 19th year, returns to the magnificent Old Swan Hotel this summer from the 21-24 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.

Did you know that the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival 2022 main programme will feature 100 authors across 4 days? 

Here’s a A-Z of authors so you don’t miss a moment of your favourite writers!

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

B

Graham Bartlett

Chortling Experts

Michael Bennett

New Blood

Parker Bilal

Police Procedurals in a Changing World

Mark Billingham

Late Night Quiz | Special Guest: Michael Connelly

D.V Bishop

Pride & Prejudice

Sue Black

Chortling Experts

Melanie Blake

Author Dinner Saturday

Sam Blake

Author Dinner Saturday

Rachael Blok

Author Dinner Friday

Sharon Bolton

Author Dinner Friday

Frankie Boyle

All Thriller, No Filler

Simon Brett

Author Dinner Friday

Paul Burston

Pride & Prejudice

C

Chris Carter

Mo Hayder, Queen of Chill

Will Carver

Author Dinner Saturday

Jane Casey

Police Procedurals in a Changing World

Ajay Chowdhury

Author Dinner Friday

Ann Cleeves

The Country is Another Country

Richard Coles

The Country is Another Country

Michael Connelly

Special Guest: Michael Connelly

John Connolly

Special Guest: John Connolly

NJ Cooper

Special Guest: Paula Hawkins | Creative Thursday

Fiona Cummins

Mo Hayder, Queen of Chill

D

Alex Dahl

Pride & Prejudice

Will Dean

The Country is Another Country

A.A. Dhand

Police Procedurals in a Changing World

Katerina Diamond

Author Dinner Friday

E

Martin Edwards

It’s a Long Walk, not a Short Hop

Fiona Erskine

Author Dinner Saturday

F

David Fennell

Author Dinner Friday

Lucy Foley

In Conversation: Lucy Foley & C.L. Taylor

Gerry Foley

Police Procedurals in a Changing World

G

Tess Gerritsen

Special Guest: Tess Gerritsen

Patricia Gibney

Author Dinner Saturday

Tim Glister

Author Dinner Saturday

Elly Griffiths

Too Good to Write Off?

H

Sophie Hannah

Too Good to Write Off?

Tom Harper

Too Good to Write Off?

Paula Hawkins

Special Guest: Paula Hawkins

Mick Herron

It’s a Long Walk, Not a Short Hop

Charlie Higson

Special Guest: Charlie Higson

Sam Holland

Poe Did It

Susi Holliday

Author Dinner Saturday

Andrew Hunter Murray

Author Dinner Friday

J

Lisa Jewell

All Thriller, No Filler

Alan Johnson

Author Dinner Saturday

K

Dr Emma Kavanagh

Chortling Experts

Tony Kent

The Country is Another Country

Lars Kepler

Mo Hayder, Queen of Chill

Vaseem Khan

Moments in Crime | Creative Thursday

L

Lynda La Plante

Special Guest: Lynda La Plante

Mark Lawson

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Novel of the Year Awards | Special Guest: John Connolly | Special Guest: Kathy Reichs

Adam LeBor

Police Procedurals in a Changing World

Winnie M Li

Poe Did It

M

Bonnie MacBird

Too Good to Write Off?

Bella Mackie

New Blood

Nadine Matheson

Poe Did It

Simon Mayo

Chortling Experts

Val McDermid

Late Night Quiz | New Blood

Brian McGilloway

Poe Did It

Steph McGovern

Special Guest: Charlie Higson

Claire McGowan

Poe Did It

Tony McHale

Author Dinner Friday

Denise Mina

It’s a Long Walk, Not a Short Hop | Special Guest: Lynda La Plante

Saima Mir

All Thriller, No Filler

Syd Moore

Author Dinner Friday

Robbie Morrison

Moments in Crime

Greg Mosse

Creative Thursday

Abir Mukherjee

Moments in Crime

N

Leonora Nattrass

Moments In Crime

Alex North

Mo Hayder, Queen of Chill

Charlotte Northedge

Author Dinner Saturday

O

Margie Orford

Author Dinner Friday

P

Adele Parks

It’s a Long Walk, Not a Short Hop

S.J. Parris

Too Good to Write Off?

Ambrose Parry

Moments In Crime

R

Kathy Reichs

Special Guest: Kathy Reichs

Kate Rhodes

Author Dinner Saturday

Craig Robertson

Author Dinner Saturday

Catherine Ryan Howard

All Thriller, No Filler

S

Holly Seddon

Author Dinner Friday

Victoria Selman

Author Dinner Friday

Zoe Sharp

Author Dinner Saturday

Rosemary Shrager

The Country is Another Country

Lilja Sigurðardóttir

Author Dinner Saturday

Douglas Skelton

Author Dinner Friday

Emma Styles

New Blood

T

Andrew Taylor

It’s a Long Walk, Not a Short Hop

C.L. Taylor

In Conversation: Lucy Foley & C.L. Taylor

Simon Toyne

All Thriller, No Filler

Antti Tuomainen

Author Dinner Saturday

A.K. Turner

Author Dinner Friday

V

Carla Valentine

Chortling Experts

Luca Veste

All Thriller, No Filler

W

Catriona Ward

Mo Hayder, Queen of Chill

S.J. Watson

Special Guest: Tess Gerritsen

Louise Welsh

Pride & Prejudice

Matt Wesolowski

Author Dinner Saturday

Nicola White

Pride & Prejudice

Stacy Willingham

New Blood