Welcome to the Crime Fiction Lover events diary. Below you’ll find a listing of the key festivals coming up from all round the world. Maybe we’ll see you at one of them! If you’re an event organiser and would like us to list it, send us an email via our Contact page.

Rotorua Noir

26-27 January 2019
The Shambles Theatre, Rotorua, New Zealand
Tickets: Sold Out
New Zealand’s first ever crime writing festival is already a success, with tickets selling out for all events. Guest of honour including Michael Robotham, Alex Grey, Lilja Sugurdardottir and Paul Hardisty will be joined by an impressive cast of home-grown talent. It is timed to coincide with the tenth year of the prestigious Ngaio Marsh Award and boasts a programme that intersperses creative writing workshops with some tasty panels and discussions.


9-12 May 2019
Mercure Grand Hotel, Bristol
Tickets: The early bird catches the discount, so if you’re planning to go to CrimeFest in 2019, now’s the time to grab a bargain! Until 15 September, you can register for an Early Bird Special rate of £145 – from 16 September onwards the cost will go up incrementally until reaching £200. There are also discounted tickets available for the gala awards dinner. No hints yet at the participating authors, but watch this space!

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

18-21 July 2019
Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate
Tickets: TBA
With Mari Hannah in the programming chair and James Patterson as headlining author, the 17th Harrogate Festival promises to be something special. More detailed programme information is expected soon.

Morecambe & Vice

28-29 September 2019
The Midland Hotel, Morecambe
Tickets: On sale early 2019
This friendly festival is coming back bigger and better for 2019 with a new venue in the shape of the iconic art deco Midland Hotel. Programme details are still being finalised but watch this space for more information soon.

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