Critics New Blood

  • Saturday 20 July 2024 | 12.00pm
  • Live Event Tent| Old Swan Hotel | Harrogate
  • Ticket: £15
  • Please note that all transactions are subject to a £2.50 booking fee.  A maximum of 6 tickets can be booked at one time.
  • Please note – If you purchase a ticket for this event you do not need to purchase a separate site pass.
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Friends of the Festival: Booking open Wednesday 8 May at 10.00am

General Sale: Booking open Thursday 16 May at 10.00am

This perennial Festival favourite provides a showcase for outstanding first-time authors and this year it comes with a twist. Some of the UK’s top crime fiction critics have selected four terrific debuts and the authors will discuss them with 2024 Festival Programming Chair, Ruth Ware.

Colin Walsh’s Kala is a heartbreaking thriller set on the west coast of Ireland, a tale of secrets building to a stunning climax. The Kellerby Code by Jonny Sweet is a piercing portrayal of toxic friendships and the potential for brutality that might lie within us all. The atmospheric Where They Lie, a haunting tale of secrets and startling truths, is the absorbing debut from Claire Coughlan. Martta Kaukonen’s Follow The Butterfly is a powerful, poignant and gripping exploration of whether a killer can be cured, or stopped.

Ticket Collection: All tickets for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival are to be collected from our on-site box office, located at the entrance of the Old Swan Hotel, from 3.00pm on Thursday 18 July 2024. The box office will remain open throughout the Festival weekend. Collection of tickets prior to 18 July will not be possible.

All events will be at the Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate, HG1 2SR. Please note that there is no parking available at the Old Swan Hotel.

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