Saturday, March 11, 2017

Crime Writing Festival

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

We are delighted to confirm that the 2017 Big Read title, run in association with the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, has been confirmed as Ian Rankin’s Black and Blue.

Join us in our celebration of 30 years of Rebus prior to Rankin’s Special Guest appearance at the main festival in July. More information on his appearance is available here.
Black and Blue see’s Rebus juggling four cases trying to nail one killer – who might just lead back to the infamous Bible John. And he’s doing it under the scrutiny of an internal inquiry led by a man he has just accused of taking backhanders from Glasgow’s Mr Big.
As if this wasn’t enough, there are TV cameras at his back investigating a miscarriage of justice, making Rebus a criminal in the eyes of a million or more viewers. Just one mistake is likely to mean an unpleasant and not particularly speedy death or, worse still, losing his job.
The Festival’s Reader-In- Residence and bestselling crime author Mari Hannah will be touring libraries across the North of England and opening up the discussion through social media, inviting readers to discuss the novel and Rebus' 30 years!

This year's Big Read events are:



Mon 12 June | 11am


Mon 12 June | 3pm



Tue 13 June | 11am


Tue 13 June | 7pm


National Railway Museum

Tue 13 June | 3pm



Wed 14 June | 11am

Sheffield Central

Wed 14 June | 3pm



Thu 15 June | 11am

Bradford City

Thu 15 June | 3pm


Grove Hill
Community Hub

Fri 16 June | 11am

Hartlepool Central

Fri 16 June | 3pm


All Events are FREE however space is limited, book your tickets now to ensure you don't miss out!

















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