Crime Thrillers and Writing Festival in Old Peculier Harrogate

Budding authors and active readers can join the thriller and crime writing fest in Harrogate during July as part of the Harrogate festival. Plot your time as you feast on the programme of events and you will have no time to kill.
Mass murderers, obvious suspects and serial killers need not apply for tickets

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The Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival is back at the Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate and claims (again) it could be the best yet. This year sees the grittier and true crime end of the spectrum meet with some of the biggest names in the business:

Crime Authors at Writing Festival


  • Harlan Coben
  • Peter James
  • Mark Billingham
  • Kate Mosse
  • Jo Nesbo
  • John Connolly
  • Sue Townsend and almost 100 others


  • David Baldacci, Linwood Barclay, Lee Child,
  • Martina Cole, Lisa Gardner, Tess Gerritsen,
  • Dennis Lehane and Howard Marks
  • As usual there will also be many lesser well known authors with many a tale to tell.

Improve Your Own Books and Scripts

Crime Writers Reference Guide: 1001 Tips for Writing the Perfect Crime above as a Kindle edition from amazon

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Crime Writers Guide to Police Practice and Procedure

Or check out the competition with the latest Crime Thrillers from amazon

Crime Books for Theakston Beer Drinkers

  • Cask & Ale by Yorkshire Muagham
  • Bitter is the Beer, Dark is the Mild by Duke O’York
  • Old Peculier Goings On By Mollie Masham
  • Danger XB by Bomber Graham
  • Black Bull the Politically Incorrect Boozer by Shep Black
  • Gottle of Geer by unknown junkie ventriloquist
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