Fake news! As Donald says. As the press are slammed as enemies of the people, how about taking the president down in fiction? Guardian journalist Jonathan Freedland (aka Sam Bourne) is the author behind morally crusading thrillers including To Kill The President, and To Kill the Truth. Denise Mina successfully injects social issues into her gripping novels. The Long Drop was her award-winning foray into true crime.
Martyn Waites’ The Old Religion is praised for its masterful plot. His elevator pitch? Brexit Noir crossed with The Wicker Man (in Cornwall).’ Criminal defence barrister Imran Mahmood. Did he turn to crime (fiction) with his bestselling You Don’t Know Me, to seek justice?
Mel McGrath – who drew from true events for Give Me The Child – fires the heated debate as Chair.