Dog in front of Theakstons Crime sign

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.

You can find details of our world class line-up, including individual event timings, in our online brochure here and book tickets from our what’s on page here.

Some highlights include:

Special Guest Tess Gerritsen

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

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.

speical guest John Connolly

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

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

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.

How can I book tickets? 

If previous years are to go by, this year’s tickets will sell out very fast. We advise booking as soon as possible so you don’t miss out the world’s most exciting celebration of crime writing.

Online – Head to our What’s On Page to make your weekend rover, day, individual event or site pass booking.

Telephone – Give us a call on 01423 562303 from 10am and we will be more than happy to help you book tickets over the phone.

Box Office – Want to buy your tickets in person? Come down to the box office in person from 10.00am and one of the team will process the transaction for you. Our box office can be found on 32 Cheltenham Parade, Harrogate, HG1 1DB

Book Your Tickets Here