Crime Fiction Festivals - CSI Portsmouth 5 November 2011, Crimefest Bristol May 2012, Harrogate July 2012

  The grime may have settled on Crimfest in Bristol and the dust on the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate but still to come for all you crime fiction fans in the UK is CSI Portsmouth - where crime fact meets crime fiction, and there is a stellar line up of top UK crime authors, to be announced soon.

CSI Portsmouth takes place on Saturday 5 November 2011, so make sure to mark that date in your diary. You can read about last year's highly successful CSI Portsmouth here or on my official web site.

And if you are keen to make sure you don't miss 2012 events then here are some more dates to mark in your diaries. I will be at all these events and am looking forward to mingling with my fellow crime writers and lots of crime fiction fans.

Crimefest, Bristol 24-27 May 2012

2012's featured Guest Authors include Lee Child and Jeffrey Deaver, plus many more great crime writers and lots of fun. Visit the Crimefest web site for more details and to see who is currently appearing.

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate - 19-22 July 2012.

2012 Programming Chair, Mark Billingham, has put together an astounding line-up of Special Guests, with Harlan Coben, John Connolly and Charlaine Harris already confirmed. Visit the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival for more details. Email:

But before the above you might wish to add another date to your calendar of exciting crime fiction events -

Saturday 4 February 2012.

More details to follow. As they say in the film and TV business the project is currently in development. Watch this space.