#TheakstonsCrime Authors Announced

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#TheakstonsCrime Authors Announced

Belinda Bauer, Eva Dolan and Erin Kelly will be taking to the stage in July 2019 for a very special In Conversation event

To celebrate the announcement we are offering 10 lucky crime fans signed books from each author! The next 10 Weekend Break Package Bookers who quote #TOPCRIME will receive a signed copy of Belinda Bauer’s Snap, Eva Dolan’s This is How It Ends and Erin Kelly’s Stone Mother.

Belinda Bauer grew up in England and South Africa and now lives in Wales. She worked as a journalist and a screenwriter before finally writing a book to appease her nagging mother. With her debut, Blacklands, Belinda was awarded the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year. She went on to win the CWA Dagger in the Library for her body of work in 2013. Her fourth novel Rubbernecker was voted 2014 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. In 2018 her eighth novel, Snap, was longlisted for the Man Booker prize and won the Specsavers National Book Award for Best Crime & Thriller of the Year. Her books have been translated into 21 languages.

Eva Dolan was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger for unpublished authors when only a teenager. The four novels in her Zigic and Ferreira series have been published to widespread critical acclaim: Tell No Tales and After You Die were shortlisted for the Theakston Crime Novel of the Year Award and After You Die was also longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger.

Erin Kelly is the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Poison TreeThe Sick RoseThe Burning Air, The Ties That Bind, He Said/She SaidStone Mothers and Broadchurch: The Novel, inspired by the mega-hit TV series. In 2013, The Poison Tree became a major ITV drama and was a Richard & Judy Summer Read in 2011. He Said/She Said spent six weeks in the top ten in both hardback and paperback, was longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier crime novel of the year award, and selected for both the Simon Mayo Radio 2 and Richard & Judy Book Clubs. Erin has worked as a freelance journalist since 1998 and written for the GuardianThe Sunday TimesDaily MailNew StatesmanRedElleCosmopolitan and The Pool.

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, Harlan Coben, Ian Rankin, MC Beaton and 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, with individual event tickets and rover tickets on sale over the coming months. To see the range of hotel options and prices visit harrogateinternationalfestivals.com