Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Crime Writing Festival
Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing
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
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.
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!