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.

Did you know that the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival 2019 main programme will feature 102 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

A

Rachel Abbott
Pace

Isabel Ashdown
Creative Thursday – Just Bloody Write: Creating Chilling Characters

B

Belinda Bauer
Special Guest: Belinda Bauer, Eva Dolan, Erin Kelly

MC Beaton
Special Guest: Mc Beaton in Conversation with Stuart McBride

Mark Billingham
Creative Thursday – Dragon’s Pen
Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers
Blood, Guts & Gratuitous Violence
Late Night Quiz
Author Dinner: Cooking up a Murder

Sam Bourne
The Big Issues

Oyinkan Braithwaite
New Blood

Gerard Brennan
Emerald Noir

Simon Brett
Creative Thursday – Get It Right First Time

Chris Brookmyre
Author Dinner: The Key Question
Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers

C

Jane Casey
Emerald Noir

Steve Cavanagh
Pace
Author Dinner: The Key Question

Kimberley Chambers
A Class Act

Harlan Coben
Special Guest: Harlan Coben in Conversation with Ian Rankin

Natasha Cooper
Creative Thursday – Join the Creative Thursday Alumni
A Class Act
Author Dinner: The Key Question

Robert Crais
The Underworld

M.W Craven
Author Dinner: The Key Question

Sinead Crowley
Emerald Noir

Fiona Cummins
Blood, Guts & Gratuitous Violence

D

Merilyn Davies
Author Dinner: The Key Question

Jeffery Deaver
Special Guest: Jeffery Deaver

AA Dhand
The Underworld

Eva Dolan
Special Guests: Belinda Bauer, Eva Dolan, Erin Kelly

Stella Duffy
Antipodean Noir

E

C.M. Ewan
Creative Thursday – Join the Creative Thursday Alumni
Author Dinner: The Key Question

F

Helen Fitzgerald
Blood, Guts & Gratuitous Violence

Nicola Ford
Author Dinner: The Key Question

Caz Frear
Author Dinner: The Key Question

G

Jane Gregory
Creative Thursday – Dragons’ Pen
Author Dinner: Cooking up a Murder

Elly Griffiths
Make ‘Em Laugh, Make ‘Em Cry
Author Dinner: The Key Question

Johana Gustawsson
Author Dinner: The Key Question

H

Chris Hammer
New Blood

Mari Hannah
Creative Thursday – Join the Creative Thursday Alumni
Author Dinner: Cooking up a Murder
Readers’ Book Group
Special Guest: Jeffery Deaver – Interviewer

Jane Harper
Antipodean Noir

Elizabeth Haynes
Author Dinner: The Key Question

Mick Herron
Make ‘Em Laugh, Make ‘Em Cry

Sarah Hilary
Blood, Guts & Gratuitous Violence

J

David Jackson
Author Dinner: Cooking Up a Murder

Lisa Jewell
Make ‘Em Laugh, Make ‘Em Cry

Doug Johnstone
Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers

K

Jessie Keane
The Underworld

Erin Kelly
Special Guest: Belinda Bauer, Eva Dolan, Erin Kelly

Vaseem Khan
Make ‘Em Laugh, Make ‘Em Cry

Olivia Kiernan
Emerald Noir

Renee Knight
A Class Act

Joe Knox
The Underworld

L

Shari Lapena
Pace

Mark Lawson
Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award
Special Guest: James Patterson – Interviewer
Pace

Phoebe Locke
Author Dinner: Cooking Up a Murder

Gytha Lodge
New Blood

Winnie M Li
Author Dinner: Cooking Up a Murder

M

Stuart MacBride
Special Guest: MC Beaton in Conversation with Stuart McBride

Imran Mahmood
The Big Issues

David Mark
Creative Thursday – Get It Right First Time

Alex Marwood
Author Dinner: The Key Question

Anna Mazzola
Author Dinner: The Key Question

Val McDermid
Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers
New Blood
Late Night Quiz
Special Guest: Val McDermid in Conversation with Nicola Sturgeon
Author Dinner: Cooking Up a Murder

Brian McGilloway
Emerald Noir

Steph McGovern
Special Guest: Jed Mercurio – Interviewer

Mel McGrath
The Big Issues

Kate Medina
Author Dinner: The Key Question

Jed Mercurio
Special Guest: Jed Mercurio

Denise Mina
Special Guest: Jo Nesbo – Interviewer
The Big Issues

J.S. Monroe
Creative Thursday – Join the Creative Thursday Alumni
Pace

RN Morris
Author Dinner: The Key Question

N

Jo Nesbo
Special Guest: Jo Nesbo

Stuart Neville
A Class Act
Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers

Alex North
Blood, Guts & Gratuitous Violence

Liz Nugent
Author Dinner: Cooking Up a Murder

O

James Oswald
Author Dinner: The Key Question

P

Alan Parks
Author Dinner: Cooking Up a Murder

James Patterson
Special Guest: James Patterson

Ian Payne
The Underworld

R

Caro Ramsay
Author Dinner: Cooking Up a Murder

Ian Rankin
Special Guest: Harlan Coben in Conversation with Ian Rankin

Rod Reynolds
Author Dinner: The Key Question

Kate Rhodes
Creative Thursday – Just Bloody Write: Creating Chilling Characters
Author Dinner: Cooking Up a Murder

Craig Robertson
Author Dinner: The Key Question

Catherine Ryan Howard
Author Dinner: The Key Question

S

Robert Scragg
Author Dinner: The Key Question

Victoria Selman
Author Dinner: The Key Question

William Shaw
A Class Act

Mel Sherratt
Author Dinner: Cooking Up a Murder

Lilja Sigurdardottir
Author Dinner: The Key Question

Craig Sisterson
Antipodean Noir

Adam Southward
Author Dinner: Cooking Up a Murder

Jo Spain
Author Dinner: The Key Question

Nicola Sturgeon
Special Guest: Val McDermid in Conversation with Nicola Sturgeon

Henry Sutton
The Underworld

Peter Swanson
Author Dinner: Cooking Up a Murder

Vanda Symon
Antipodean Noir

T

Lesley Thomson
Creative Thursday – Join the Creative Thursday Alumni
Author Dinner: Cooking Up a Murder

Ruth Tross
Creative Thursday – Dragons’ Pen

Stuart Turton
Author Dinner: Cooking Up a Murder

V

Luca Veste
Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers
Author Dinner: The Key Question

W

Martyn Waites
The Big Issues
Author Dinner: Cooking Up a Murder

Ruth Ware
Author Dinner: Cooking up a Murder

Holly Watt
New Blood

Christian White
Antipodean Noir

Ben Willis
Dragons’ Pen

Tom Witcomb
Dragons’ Pen

Tom Wood
Author Dinner: Cooking up a Murder