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Friday 14 October 2022

Lincoln Book Festival – Lincolnshire Crime Writers Panel

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Crime fiction fans can hear from a forum of Lincolnshire crime writers in this free event chaired by Tim Rideout.

Samantha Lee Howe’s breakaway psychological thriller, The Stranger In Our Bed, (Harper Collins/One More Chapter, 2020) rapidly became a USA TODAY bestseller and has been made into a film, starring Emily Berrington, Ben Lloyd Hughes and Samantha Bond, for release autumn 2022. Her explosive new spy thriller series, The House of Killers, pitched as ‘Killing Eve’ meets Jason Bourne, is a nerve shredding enemies-to-lovers tale, simmering with obsession and espionage. A former high school English and Drama teacher, Samantha has a BA (Hons) in English and Writing for Performance, an MA in Creative Writing and a PGCE in English. She lives with her husband David and their two cats.

Nick Louth is a bestselling thriller writer and an award-winning financial journalist. A 1979 graduate of the London School of Economics, he was for 12 years a Reuters foreign correspondent. Freelance from 1998, he wrote regularly for the Financial Times, Investors Chronicle, Money Observer and MSN. His pandemic thriller Bite became a global bestseller in 2014, taking the UK No 1 Kindle rank while still self-published. Nine DCI Craig Gillard crime thrillers have been published by Canelo since 2017, in print, ebook and audio, with global sales in excess of 850,000. The latest in the series, The Body Beneath the Willows, came out in January 2022. Including stand-alones, Nick has written 13 thrillers and five other books.

George Mann is a Sunday Times bestselling novelist and scriptwriter. He’s the creator of the Wychwood supernatural mystery series as well as the popular Newbury & Hobbes and Tales of The Ghost series, two of which are in development as television shows. He’s written comics, novels and audio dramas for properties such as Star Wars, Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, Judge Dredd and Dark Souls. He’s currently part of the writer’s room on a forthcoming genre television show. George lives near Grantham with his wife, children and two noisy dogs. He loves mythology and folklore, Kate Bush and chocolate. He is constantly surrounded by tottering piles of comics and books.

Lynne McEwan is a former newspaper photographer turned crime author. She has covered stories including the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the first Gulf War in addition to many high-profile murder cases. Her first novel, In Dark Water, set on the Scottish border and featuring part-time lifeboat woman and full-time DI Shona Oliver, was published by Canelo in 2021. It was a Scottish crime Kindle #1 bestseller. Her second, Dead Man Deep is published this summer. with a further two further books in the series already commissioned. Lynne currently lives in Lincoln and is in the final year of an MA in Crime Fiction at the University of East Anglia.

CHAIR: Tim Rideout is a great reader and literature enthusiast with widespread experience interviewing authors across a range of genres at festivals and bookshops. He is managing director of the UK branch of a global health company  – and within a year of completing a PhD in English Literature focused on twenty-first century Gothic fiction.

Location: The Collection, Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP
Start Time: 6.30pm
Tickets: Free

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