Chase Bookfest! @kimthebookworm @PhillipaAshley @davythecanary #chasebookfest #bookevent



Two weeks today something rather exciting is happening over at the Museum of Cannock Chase…. Continue reading


Harrogate 2019 @theakstonscrime @harrogatefest #theakstonscrime #mytribe #bookpeoplearethebest

So the weekend is over, back to normality with a bump. The come down from another Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival has well and truly set in. As with the previous four years, it was a fab weekend of author stalking, people watching and gossiping….not to mention the drinking and the books…. Continue reading

An Evening of Crime and Wine with Fiona Barton and Lesley Kara @figbarton @lesleykara @wstonesleeds #bookevent


Wednesday evening added another bookish event to my calendar as Waterstones Leeds held An Evening of Wine and Crime with Lesley Kara and Fiona Barton. So I persuade the lovely Sarah Hardy of By The Letter Book Reviews and Book on the Bright Side Publicity to join me and off we went. Continue reading

Killer Leeds Book Launch @joonlt @aliharperwrites @theleedslibrary @lizcrimewarp @killerreads @bigbookend

June Taylor (L) and Ali Harper (R) photo credit: Jo Lee World

I’ve lived in Leeds (well just outside) for over 15 years and I’ve never set foot in The Leeds Library…until last night. But this is no ordinary council run public library, no siree. It was founded in 1768 as a proprietary subscription library and is now the oldest surviving example of this sort of library in the British Isles. And it’s not to be confused with the Leeds Central Library, your a-typical library up on the Headrow (for those of you who know Leeds). Continue reading

An Evening Of Gothic Mystery Fiction #bookevent

So this miserable wet Tuesday, I took myself off to my local Waterstones for an evening of gothic mystery fiction. I’ve got to admit, I’ve not read any of the books written by Laura Purcell or Stuart Turton, despite having The Silent Companions sat on my book shelf since last Christmas. The evening was compèred by Leeds lifestyle blogger Amy Elizabeth who incidentally I used to work with about six years ago! Continue reading

Meeting old friends and new…. #theakstonscrime #harrogate


So that’s it! Another year at the Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival done. This is my third year and what a weekend…wall to wall crime events, writers and fans taking over Harrogate! As I sit here writing this post drinking a cup of tea, I feel jaded and contemplating a snooze (if my boys would let me) but it was so worth it! Continue reading