Three crimey-wimey events (sorry, guess what I watched this weekend) for you this week. They all take place in Lundun Tarn, so hopefully you’re in the neighbourhood. If you’re not, then maybe you may want to top up the fuel-tank of that Lear Jet of yours.
The Violent Art is the title of a discussion – organized by the Crime Writes Assciation and Spoken Word – that looks at the knotty issue of violence in the genre.
S.J, Bolton will be there – I believe she’s Sharon Bolton, these days – and Diamond Dagger winning Andrew Taylor and MG Gardiner, who writes psychological crime novels. And, in the first of two appearances this week, critic Barry Forshaw, author of The Rough Guide To Crime Fiction and Nordic Noir, is the chair.
It starts at 7pm and takes place at Kings Place in King’s Cross. Tickets are available here.
And if you still haven’t got enough Barry, there’s this tomorrow night:
Mr. Forshaw’s on hosting duties once again for this celebration of the publication of the last book by Jakob Arjouni. Arjouni was the pseudonym of German novelist Jakob Bothe, who sadly lost a long fight against pancreatic cancer earlier in the year. Brother Kemal is the last of his novels featuring the Turkish-German detective Kemal Kayankaya.
Finally, if TV crime is more your thing there’s something for you on Thursday night. The Royal Television Society goes behind-the-scenes for Broadchurch: Anatomy Of A Hit.
Creator, writer, and executive producer Chris Chibnall is joined by leading actress Olivia Colman – oooh – co-executive producer and Chief Executive of Kudos, Jane Featherstone, and award-winning director James Strong, to discuss the success of the hit ITV show.
Tickets are available here, and the event takes place at 6.30pm on Thursday, November 28th, at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London’s glamorous W1.
A Lear jet, you say — lucky you.