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

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