Murderous Inspirations – with Cambridge University Library & the CWA

FREE ONLINE EVENT! Murderous Inspirations: Crime Novels that Inspire Crime Writers will take place on 4 June from 7-8pm. An online session co-hosted by Cambridge University Library and The Crime Writers’ Association. Crime writers Fiona Veitch Smith, Abir Mukherjee and Nadine Matheson will discuss seminal crime novels Murder Must Advertise, Gorky Park and Prime Suspect. We’ll be kept in line by the king of crime critics Barry Forshaw.

I’ll be going in to bat for Murder Must Advertise (a cricket reference for those who’ve read the book!) and talking about how Dorothy L. Sayers has influenced my own writing.

FREE tickets are available now – via

Crime Writer’s Week

I’m going to be joining a stellar line-up of crime writers, publishers and agents in the Pro-Writing Aid Crime Writer’s Week on 19 – 23 April. Alongside the likes of Peter James, Leigh Russell, Karin Slaughter and Ian Rankin, I’ll be sharing my experience of crime writing in a session on research for historical mysteries. I will be looking at how to create an authentic historical word. Do join me at 3pm (UK time) on Wednesday 21st April for a totally FREE session. And of course, dip in and out of any and all of the other talks and workshops taking place that week. Visit to sign up. Full details below.

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