I have just returned from the Theakstones Crime Festival in Harrogate and if you look at the ‘READ’ pic carefully you’ll see it’s made up of books. I attended a panel discussion entitled, ‘Your Perfect Match’ which was supposed to be about how book readers discovered their next favourite read, but it was more about how authors used different channels to try and reach readers. On the panel were:
- David Mark – author of DS McAvoy books set in Hull.
- Isabelle Grey – author of Good Girls Don’t Die
- Stewart Bain – Librarian from Orkney
- Anya Lipska – author of a series of detective novels with a Polish slant
- James Oswald – highly successful author of a number of detective novels with a supernatural twist
Sarah Hilary won the prize for the crime novel of the year (and £3,000) with her first novel, Someone Else’s Skin