The Incident Room, created by Orion Crime, brings crime and thriller fans an exclusive series of hand-picked, free author events at Theakston’s Old Peculier Festival of Crime Writing. Established in 2017, The Incident Room offers crime readers a chance to hear from brilliant writers right across the genre.

All events take place in the Library at The Old Swan Hotel.

Events are Free but a ticket is required. Due to limited available max 2 tickets per event per customer.

Please note these events are not included in any rover tickets.

Two Crime Writers and a Microphone Podcast Live!

Friday 19 July | 9.30am – 11am

This event has now taken place.

Two Crime Writers and a Microphone play the ‘Justice a Minute’ gameshow – Steve Cavanagh and Luca Veste are back with their live podcast and some very special guests…

The Journey to Publication

Fri 19 July | 11.30am – 12.30pm

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Four crime writer special guests – including Rob Sinclair, AJ Park, Alison Belsham and Amy McLellan – discuss their routes to publication, their experiences of writing, and how they balance being authors with everyday life. Chaired by Tracy Fenton.

Discover The Wreckage

Fri 19 July | 1.00pm – 1.20pm

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Book your ticket now to nab a very special Orion proof of The Wreckage by debut author Robin Morgan-Bentley, a heart-stopping thriller about the aftermath of one fatal car accident. Be the first at the scene!

Desert Island Crime

Fri 19 July | 2.00pm – 2.55pm

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Crime writers Mari Hannah, Emma Kavanagh, Tim MacGabhann, Chris McGeorge and Oscar du Muriel discuss their desert island books – the ones they couldn’t live without if they were stranded in the ocean. Hosted by Isabel Ashdown, author of Little Sister.

Crime Girl Gang Podcast Live!

Fri 19 July |3.30pm – 4.45pm

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Crime Girl Gang investigates – Niki Mackay, Elle Croft and Victoria Selman discuss the famous Old Swan Agatha Christie disappearance on their live podcast with some special guests.

Orion Crime Proof Party

Fri 19 July | 5.00pm – 6.00pm

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Be in with a chance to get your hands on some of the hottest books of 2019 and 2020.

One Night with Ian Rankin

Fri 19 July | 6.30pm – 7.15pm

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Join Ian Rankin for a very special intimate event to close Orion Crime’s Incident Room.

Some of the Orion Incident Room events have now sold out!
If you missed out, speak with our Box Office team about being placed on our waitlist on 01423 562 303.