Harrogate, 25 May 2022: The third and final round of tickets for the world’s largest and most prestigious crime writing festival, the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, is now on sale.
The 2022 programme will see some of the most exciting names in crime fiction take to the stage, from the genre’s legends to its rising stars. Join Festival Programming Chair, award-winning author Denise Mina, as she welcomes your favourite crime fiction writers for Special Guest interviews, themed Panels, the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year awards party, and our legendary late night quiz.
Some highlights include:
Special Guest Tess Gerritsen| Friday 22 July 2022 | 5pm | Tickets: £16
Bestselling author and creator of the Rizzoli and Isles series Tess Gerritsen is interviewed by writer SJ Watson.
Police Procedurals in a Changing World | Saturday 23 July 2022 | 3.30pm | Tickets: £13
Good cop/Bad cop has long been a staple of crime fiction, but in the wake of the murders of George Floyd and Sarah Everard, have the bad cops taken over from the good? Four leading crime writers debate whether real-world events have changed the police procedural forever.
Special Guest John Connolly| Saturday 23 July 2022 | 5pm | Tickets: £16
Master of his trade and author of the much-loved Charlie Parker series John Connolly is interviewed by journalist broadcaster Mark Lawson.
Poe Did It | Saturday 23 July 2022 | 6.30pm | Tickets: £13
Edgar Allan Poe’s The Mystery of Marie Roget 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.
Special Guest Charlie Higson | Sunday 24 July 2022 | 12.00pm | Tickets: £16
TV presenter Steph McGovern interviews TV Star and author of the Young Bond series, Charlie HIgson.