Harlan Coben and Ian Rankin will be taking to the stage in July 2019 for a very special In Conversation pairing! To celebrate the announcement we are offering 5 lucky crime fans signed books from each author! The next 5 Weekend Break Package Bookers who quote #TOPCRIME will receive a signed copy of both Ian Rankin’s new John Rebus thriller ‘In A House of Lies’ – out now – and Harlan Coben’s forthcoming title ‘Run Away’, upon its publication in March 2019.

Harlan Coben was the first ever author to win all three major crime awards in the US. He is now a global bestseller with his mix of powerful stand-alone thrillers and Myron Bolitar crime novels. He has appeared in the bestseller lists of The Sunday Times, the New York TimesLe Monde, the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. In 2018, Harlan Coben’s SAFE premiered on Netflix, starring Michael C. Hall and Amanda Abbington.

Ian Rankin is the multi-million copy worldwide bestseller of over thirty novels and creator of John Rebus. His books have been translated into thirty-six languages and have been adapted for radio, the stage and the screen. Rankin is the recipient of four Crime Writers’ Association Dagger Awards, including the Diamond Dagger, the UK’s most prestigious award for crime fiction. He is a fellow of The Royal Society of Literature, and has received an OBE for his services to literature.

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 James Patterson, Jo Nesbo, MC Beaton and Stuart MacBride, and this year’s programming chair Mari Hannah, with more stellar names to be announced over the coming weeks! Book your package today with just a £50 deposit, with the remaining balance due in the New Year. To see the range of hotel options and prices visit harrogateinternationalfestivals.com