Welcome to the Mind Palace

  • Friday 19 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.

Friends of the Festival: Booking open Wednesday 8 May at 12.00pm

General Sale: Booking open Thursday 16 May at 10.00am

Like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel, crime novelists have long thrilled us with neurodivergent characters and the windmills of their minds. Meet four authors who understand the complexities and capabilities of minds built differently.

Stef Penney’s tense thriller The Long Water features the misanthropic Svea, an outsider who harbours the darkest of secrets. The Mystery Guest is the second novel featuring Nita Prose’s beguiling Molly Gray, star of her smash hit debut The Maid. Dark humour and an endearingly flawed heroine are at the heart of Joanna Wallace’s mesmerising The Dead Friend Project. Sarah Hilary’s rich gift for sympathetically showcasing extraordinary minds is on full display in her captivating new novel Sharp Glass.

NJ Cooper holds the keys to the mind palace.

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.

For more details, view our #TheakstonsCrime FAQ Here

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