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UK Crimefest May 14-17th – Where the pen is bloodier than the sword

The second annual CRIMEFEST is being held in Bristol from 14th to 17th May .  Guests this year include Anne Zouroudi, Michael Walters, Zoe Sharp, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Michael Connelly, Kate Ellis and Maxim Jakubowski, amongst others. 


During a conversation with one of the organisors of Crimefest, I was interested to learn that although it is only the second Crimefest being held in the UK it is the organisors’  third event that they have had a hand in.

In 2006 Left Coast Crime – the massively popular US convention came to the UK for the first time.  It too was held in Bristol as it could retain its title – that of Left Coast Crime.  LCC organisers had spoken to Myles Allfrey and Adrian Muller (current co-hosts of Crimefest) and had their help in arranging this amazing event.  The UK has never seen its like before and it made Myles and Adrian realise that there was a definite niche in the (more…)

Michael Connelly attending Crimefest 2009

(, Dec 19, 2008)

More news on next year’s CrimeFest (14 – 17 May 2009) from Myles Allfrey and Adrian Muller…

We are beyond chuffed to announce that Michael Connelly will be the International Guest of Honour at the next CRIMEFEST (14-17 May, 2009). His participation completes the Featured Guest Author line-up as he joins Simon Brett from the UK and Hakan Nesser from Sweden.

Meg Gardiner is the Toastmistress at the Gala Dinner, and other highlighted authors are John Harvey, Bill James and Andrew Taylor.

Also confirmed: MC Beaton, Stephen Booth, Gyles Brandreth, Martin Edwards, Paul Johnston, Edward Marston, Brian McGilloway, Zoe Sharp and Yrsa (more…)

Crimefest 2009

Crimefest 2009


First organised in June 2008, CRIMEFEST is quickly becoming one of the most popular dates in the crime fiction calendar. The annual convention draws top crime novelists, readers, editors, publishers and reviewers from around the world and gives delegates the opportunity to celebrate the genre in an informal atmosphere.

2009 Highlights include:
Gala Dinner on Saturday, 16th of May
Interviews with the featured Guest Authors and Toastmistress
Audible Sounds of Crime Awards
Last Laugh Award
In addition, there will be author panels, crime writing workshops, etc.

The Full CRIMEFEST Pass is £120 (£135 from the 1st of October, 2008).
This includes attendance to all panels, a CRIMEFEST delegate bag with books, a programme, and a light breakfast on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Friday and Saturday Passes are £65.
This includes attendance to the daytime panels, a CRIMEFEST delegate bag with books and a programme.

Tickets to the Saturday Gala or Sunday Buffet Dinners are sold separately.

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Register today for CRIMEFEST 2009

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We look forward to seeing you at CRIMEFEST 2009.

Myles Allfrey and Adrian Muller,
CRIMEFEST co-hosts.

Contact details: CRIMEFEST, Basement Flat, 6 Rodney Place, Bristol BS8 4HY, United Kingdom.