David Mark, the man behind DS Aector McAvoy, does the zombie.
Paul Finch, one writer who truly has it in for his lead DS Mark ‘Heck’ Heckenburg
Lucy Cameron, who’s debut novel Night is Watching is out later this year.
Two of *the* most amazing authors out there, check out Sarah Pinborough’s 13 Minutes & The Death House, and look out for Kevin Wignall’s A Death In Sweden & The Traitor’s Story
Pretty in purple, Leigh Russell, one of the hardest working women in crime fiction. I don’t think she ever stops…
Aspiring author Andrew Hill who talked to LifeOfCri.me about CrimeFest back in 2014, and pulling faces in the corner, Chris Simms, the man behind DI Jon Spicer
Quentin Bates, writer of the fantastic Detective Gunnhildur of the Reykjavik police force, and translator of Ragnar Jonasson’s Dark Iceland series.
The Icelandic Queen of crime Yrsa Sigurdardottir (you have no idea how many attempts it took to spell that right!)
James Hilton sees the release of his debut Gunn Brothers novel, Search and Destroy, this month.
The fount of all knowledge when it comes to Brit Noir and Nordic Noir, the formidable Barry Forshaw
Everyone’s favourite cheeky chap and the man behind the excellent Tom Thorne novels, as well as his current stand alone Die Of Shame
William Sutton, creator of Victorian Policeman Campbell Lawless
Steve Mosby, this man knows how to mess with your head, prepare for a book hangover. Black Flowers and The Nightmare Place, are my particular favourites.
Winner of the 2015 Theakston’s Old peculier Crime Novel of the Year, DI Marnie Rome’s creator, Sarah Hilary
Zoe Sharp, the woman behind Charlie Fox, looking far too gleeful at the opportunity to strangle my fiance.
A grinch-esqe Tom Wood, not sure what Victor the Assassin would make of that!
Mr Crime Fiction Festival himself, Ali Karim, Assistant Editor at Shots e-zine. Simply all shades of awesome. If you get the chance to sit and chat with him, do,
Ragnar Jonasson, his Dark Iceland series is gripping, and claustrophobic. Perfect for being snuggled up on the sofa with coffee/wine/gin, on a wet and grey Sunday afternoon.
Chris Ewan, The man behind The Good Thief’s Guides, along with a series of standalone novels, including his latest release Long Time Lost
Who would have thought he’d spent all weekend drinking?! – The Final Minute (did you see what I did there?) Sunday morning shot of race against time thriller writer Simon Kernick