Virtual Noir at the Bar. 7.30 pm, Wed 17 June. Free online event featuring 9 crime writer. Each will do a reading. Neil Lancaster, Kate Simants, Caz Frear, CV Dalcher, Rowan Coleman, Mick Finlay, William Shaw, Henrietta McKervey, Morgan Cry, Katerina Diamond and Linwood Barclay. Book a place here.

Newark Literary Festival. Sat, 11 July, 10 – 11 am. Crime Through the Ages, with Nick Quantrill, Frances Brody, Rod Reynolds and myself. Book here.

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.