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Book Your Place at the Capital Crime Festival

Richard Osman at a previous Capital Crime fest. Photo courtesy of Capital Crime.

Capital Crime Festival takes place from Thursday 30 May - Saturday 1 June 2024 at Leonardo Royal Hotel St Paul's, London.

The Capital Crime Festival promised to engage and entertain, featuring a programme of leading crime and thriller creatives. Some of the world’s favourite authors and film makers will be descending on London bringing the very best of everything for crime and thriller fans to enjoy.

​Be sure to book your place at the festival where you’ll find over 100 authors and specialists celebrating the crime and thriller genres – amongst them will be:

Ann Cleeves is a British crime writer, best known for her Shetland and Vera Stanhope series of police procedural novels. Her first two sleuths, amateur naturalist George Palmer-Jones and Inspector Ramsay, met with moderate success, but it was when Cleeves produced The Crow Trap in 1999 that her career really took off. The book’s redoubtable detective Vera Stanhope became an immediate hit with readers and led to numerous sequels and a television spin-off series starring Brenda Blethyn.

Reverend Richard Coles is a chart-topping pop star turned bestselling author. He writes regularly for the Sunday Times, and is the author of half a dozen books, including a bestselling autobiography, Fathomless Riches, and the bereavement bestseller The Madness of Grief, after the death of his partner, David Coles. Murder Before Evensong, the first book in the Canon Clement Mystery series, was an instant number 1 Sunday Times bestseller.

Kellye Garrett is the US-based author of the suspense novel Like a Sister. She also wrote the Detective by Day lightweight mysteries, which have won the Anthony, Agatha, Lefty and IPPY awards and been featured on the TODAY show as a Best Summer Read.

Elly Griffiths is the bestselling author of the Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries and the Brighton Mysteries. Her new series featuring Detective Harbinder Kaur began with The Stranger Diaries, which was a Richard and Judy book club pick and won the Edgar Award for Best Novel in the USA.

Anthony Horowitz has written numerous award-winning books and series, including two Sherlock Holmes novels, three James Bond novels, Magpie Murders, Moonflower Murders and the Detective Hawthorne novels. Also, the teen spy Alex Rider series. He is also responsible for creating and writing popular TV series Midsomer Murders and Foyle's War. In January 2022 he was awarded a CBE for his services to literature.

Hugh Howey is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of Wool, Shift, Dust, Beacon 23, Sand, and Machine Learning. His works have been translated into more than forty languages and have sold more than three million copies worldwide.

Alex Michaelides’s first novel, The Silent Patient, was a Sunday Times bestseller, and debuted at no. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and has sold more than 6.5 million copies worldwide. His second novel, The Maidens, was an instant Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and has been optioned for television by Miramax Television and Stone Village.

Ian Rankin is the multimillion-copy worldwide bestseller of over thirty novels and creator of John Rebus. His books have been translated into thirty-six languages and have been adapted for radio, the stage and the screen. Rankin is the recipient of four Crime Writers’ Association Dagger Awards, including the Diamond Dagger, the UK’s most prestigious award for crime fiction. He is the recipient of honorary degrees from universities across the UK, is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature. He has also received an OBE for his services to literature.

Rob Rinder is a barrister turned writer and broadcaster. In 2014, while still a practising barrister, he began starring in his reality court show Judge Rinder, and he now uses his legal knowledge working in the media to make the law more accessible. He is also the author of three books and a columnist for the Sun and the London Evening Standard newspapers.

Paula Sutton is the face behind Hill House Vintage, with over half-a-million Instagram followers. Named by British Vogue as the 'happiest influencer on Instagram', Paula is a vintage-hunting interiors stylist, author, columnist and television personality showcasing her wonderful cottage-core and cosy Norfolk life through a lens.

Irvine Welsh was born and raised in Edinburgh. His first novel, Trainspotting, has sold over one million copies in the UK and was adapted into an era-defining film. He has written thirteen further novels, including Crime and the number one bestseller Dead Men's Trousers, four books of shorter fiction and numerous plays and screenplays. 

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