Saturday 14 March, 10.00 – 16.00 Murder Will Out festival in Cambridge, organised by Heffers. A day of panel discussions and book signings with crime writers. Here’s the programme:

10-10.50am – The Difficult Second Book? with Stephanie Austin, Lesley Kara and Gytha Lodge.

11-12 noon: Location, Location, Location: Stories with a Strong Sense of Place with Alison Bruce, Elly Griffiths, Christina James and Caro Ramsay.

1.15-2pm: Are These Authors Good or Bad? with Deepa Anappara, Mick Finlay, Sam Lloyd and Caro Ramsay.

2.15-3pm: Caught in Time: historical crime panel with Christopher Fowler and Nicola Upson.

3.30-4.15pm: Going For Gold – CWA Gold Dagger Winners with Steve Cavanagh and MW Craven.

Past events

Saturday 26 October, 15.30 – 16.30. Cambridge Festival Of Ideas. Reading and Writing Historical Fiction. Historical fiction panel event with authors Emma Flint, Syd Moore and Antonia Senior (Mick Finlay chairing). Followed by booksigning. At Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge. Free tickets – booking here.

Thursday, March 28: Historical Crime Panel in Penarth Pier Pavilion, Wales arranged by Griffin Books. I’ll be in conversation along with Alis Hawkins and Katherine Stansfield. Location to be confirmed. Tickets here.

Friday May 10th, 11.20 am: I’m giving a 20 minute talk on ‘Cruel and Unusual Victorian Crimes’ at Bristol CrimeFest.

Thursday May 21st: An evening crime fiction event in Brooks Bookshop, Pinner . I’ll be in conversation about all things crime fiction with Leigh Russell, John Nightingale and L.C. Tyler. Tickets available in shop or reserve by emailing

Monday June 3rd, 12.30pm: I’ll be appearing with Katherine Stansfield at a lunchtime event in the Cardiff Libraries Crime and Coffee Festival. Cardiff Central Library Hub. Tickets here.

Saturday June 8: Heffers’ Murder Will Out Crime Festival in Emmanuel College, Cambridge. ‘…. a murderously good day of panel discussions, book signings – and answering those author questions you’ve been just dying to ask.’ Featuring: Fiona Barton, Simon Brett, Julia Chapman, Rory Clements, Mick Finlay, Lucy Foley, Elly Griffiths, Mick Herron, Lisa Jewell, Gytha Lodge, Alex Michaelides, Anthony Quinn, William Shaw, Laura Shepherd-Robinson and L C Tyler. I’ll be on the ‘Big Smoke’ London-themed panel with Mick Herron, Anthony Quinn and a soon-to-be-announced moderator. Book tickets here.