Jeffery Deaver joins the line-up of Special Guests appearing at the Festival this July! 

To celebrate the announcement we are offering 10 lucky crime fans signed copies of Deaver’s forthcoming book ‘The Dark Room’, ahead of its official release in May! To be in with a chance of getting your hands on one of these they will be offered to the next 10 Weekend Break Package Bookers who quote #TOPCRIME.

Jeffery Deaver is the No.1 international bestselling author of more than thirty novels, three collections of short stories, and a nonfiction law book. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages. His first novel featuring Lincoln Rhyme, The Bone Collector, was made into a major motion picture starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. He’s received or been shortlisted for a number of awards around the world. A former journalist, folksinger, and attorney, he was born outside of Chicago and has a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Fordham University. Deaver’s stunning new thriller The Never Game is the first in an exciting series featuring enigmatic investigator Colter Shaw.

The Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival will take place at the Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate 18-21 July 2019. Special Guests already announced include Belinda Bauer, MC Beaton, Harlan Coben, Eva Dolan, Erin Kelly, Jo Nesbo, James Patterson, Ian Rankin, Stuart MacBride and this year’s programming chair Mari Hannah, with more stellar names to be announced over the coming weeks! Weekend Break Packages are now available. To see the range of hotel options and prices  for our accommodation packages visit