Lives of Crime: With Martin Edwards and Doug Skelton

Date: Sunday 22nd May
Time: 3pm-4.30pm
Venue: Birnam Arts Main Hall
Cost: £10


Join bestselling author Fiona Valpy as she sits down with Martin Edwards and Douglas Skelton to discuss crime writing and what it means to create fiction and non-fiction in this genre.

Martin Edwards is a member of the ‘Murder Squad’ collective of crime writers, and became the longest-serving Chair of the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) since its founder John Creasey. In 2015 he was elected eighth President of the Detection Club; his predecessors include G.K. Chesterton, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Agatha Christie. He is Archivist of the CWA and of the Detection Club, and serves as a consultant to the British Library’s Crime Classics. His latest installment of the Lake District Mysteries, ‘The Crooked Shore’ is out now.

Douglas Skelton is a crime writer who specialises in fiction and non-fiction from the darker side of our world. His non-fiction charts the true-life exploits of murderers, criminals and cause celebres. The settings for his crime fiction range from the tough street of Glasgow to the wildness of the Scottish Highlands.

Chair: Fiona Valpy is a bestselling author of Contemporary and Historical Fiction whose books have been translated into more than twenty languages. She lives in Dunkeld and is a Patron of the Birnam Book Festival.

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Martin Edwards - The Life Of Crime
Douglas Skelton - Where Demons Hide
Fiona Valpy