Ten Year Stretch: Celebrating a Decade of Crime Fiction at Crimefest
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About the Author
Ann Cleeves is the author of the Vera Stanhope and Shetland series, both of which have been adapted into acclaimed television dramas. She has written thirty-one novels and is translated into as many languages. In 2006 Raven Black, was awarded the Duncan Lawrie CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel, and in 2017, Ann received the Crime Writers' Association's Diamond Dagger. anncleeves.com
Kate Ellis was born and brought up in Liverpool. Described by The Times as 'a beguiling author who interweaves past and present, ' she is best known for her DI Wesley Peterson series. She has been shortlisted for the CWA Short Story Dagger and for the CWA Dagger in the Library. Her first novel in a new trilogy set in the aftermath of World War I, A High Mortality of Doves, was published in 2016. kateellis.co.uk
ANN CLEEVES is the multi-million copy and New York Times bestselling author behind two hit television series--the BBC's Shetland, starring Douglas Henshall, and ITV's Vera, starring Academy Award Nominee Brenda Blethyn--both of which are watched and loved in the US. The Long Call, the first in the Two Rivers series introducing Detective Matthew Venn, was an instant New York Times bestseller.Shetland is available in the US on Netflix, Amazon Video, Britbox and PBS, and Vera is available on Amazon Video, BritBox and PBS. The first Shetland novel, Raven Black, won the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel, and Ann was awarded the CWA Diamond Dagger in 2017. She lives in the UK.
Donna Moore is the author of Go to Helena Handbasket - a spoof PI novel which won the Lefty Award for humorous crime fiction in 2007 - and Old Dogs - a caper novel set in Glasgow (nominated for both Last Laugh and Lefty Awards). Her short fiction has been published in various anthologies. She works at Glasgow Women's Library and is currently studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Stirling.
Caro Ramsay's first novel, Absolution, was shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger; her second, Singing to the Dead, was long-listed for the Theakston crime novel of the year. The tenth book in the Anderson and Costello series will be published in 2018. She has a diploma in forensic medical science and edited The Killer Cookbook for the Million for a Morgue campaign, which led to her having an embalming tank named after her. www.caroramsay.com
SOPHIE HANNAH is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous psychological thrillers, which have been published in 51 countries and adapted for television, as well as The Monogram Murders, the first Hercule Poirot novel authorized by the estate of Agatha Christie, and its sequels Closed Casket, The Mystery of Three Quarters, and The Killings at Kingfisher Hill. Sophie is also the author of a self-help book, How to Hold a Grudge, and hosts the podcast of the same name. She lives in Cambridge, UK.
Andrew Taylor has won the CWA Diamond Dagger, the Historical Dagger (three times), and other awards. His books include the international bestseller, The American Boy; the Roth Trilogy (filmed for TV as Fallen Angel); the Dougal series and the Lydmouth series; and, most recently, The Times number-one bestseller The Ashes of London and its sequel The Fire Court. He also reviews for the Spectator and The Times. andrew-taylor.co.uk
James Sallis is best known for the Lew Griffin series and Drive. He has published seventeen novels, multiple collections of stories and essays, four collections of poetry, three books of musicology, reams of criticism, a landmark biography of Chester Himes, and a translation of Raymond Queneau's novel Saint Glinglin. He's received a lifetime achievement award from Bouchercon, the Hammett award for literary excellence in crime writing, and the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. jamessallis.com
CARO RAMSAY is the Glaswegian author of the critically acclaimed Anderson and Costello series, the first of which, Absolution, was shortlisted for the CWA's New Blood Dagger for best debut of the year. The ninth book in the series, The Suffering of Strangers, was longlisted for the McIlvanney Prize 2018.
Bill Beverly teaches at Trinity University in Washington, DC. His debut novel, Dodgers (No Exit Press), won the Gold Dagger and John Creasey New Blood Dagger from the CWA, the British Book Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His dissertation on criminal fugitives became the book On the Lam: Narratives of Flight in J. Edgar Hoover's America. authorbillbeverly.com
Michael Stanley is the writing partnership of Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip. Their novels, featuring Detective Kubu, are set in Botswana, a fascinating country with magnificent conservation areas and varied peoples. The mysteries are set against current southern Africa issues, such as the plight of the Bushman peoples, the pervasive power of witch doctors, blood diamonds, the growing Chinese influence, and biopiracy. Their books have been shortlisted for many awards, including the CWA Debut Dagger, the Edgar, and the International Thriller Writers Award. detectivekubu.com
Andrew Taylor is the author of a number of crime novels, including the ground-breaking Roth Trilogy, which was adapted into the acclaimed drama Fallen Angel, and the historical crime novels The Ashes of London, The Silent Boy, and The American Boy, a No.1 Sunday Times bestseller and a 2005 Richard & Judy Book Club Choice.
He has won many awards, including the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Award (the only author to win it three times) and the CWA's prestigious Diamond Dagger.
Lee Child has more than a dozen number-one best sellers under his belt. Forbes calls the Jack Reacher series 'The Strongest Brand in Publishing.' Not bad for a guy out of work and on the dole when he first conceived of being a writer. The fictional Reacher is a kind-hearted soul who allows Lee lots of spare time for reading, listening to music, Aston Villa, and the Yankees. leechild.com
"This volume is for red-meat crime fans who love murder, mayhem, and plenty of it."--Kirkus Reviews
"A remarkable compilation of fresh and unexpected stories from the best in the genre."--Library Journal, Starred Review