OK, so none of them are set on a remote beach. But imagine if they were.

Murder She Wrote

Chiswick Book Festival

On 11 September 2021, writers Louise Candlish (The Heights), Nancy Tucker (The First Day of Spring) and Charlotte Philby (The Second Woman) will talk about their chilling crime novels. Chaired by Joan Smith.

Venue: St Michael & All Angels Parish Hall, Chiswick W4
Tickets: £8, available here

Secrets and Spies

Bloody Scotland, Stirling

Mick Herron, Charlotte Philby, and Simon Conway discuss their novels at the crime-writing festival in Stirling, Scotland. Saturday 18 September 2021, 1.30 – 2.30pm

Venue: Albert Halls
Tickets: £10, buy tickets here

John Le Carré: Last words

Cheltenham Literature Festival

The book world was abuzz when it was announced that master spy writer John le Carré had left a last unpublished complete novel, Silverview, to be released after his death. In an exclusive Festival event in what would have been le Carré’s 90th birthday week, we bring together his long-time literary agent and friend Jonny Geller, leading spy writer (and often referred to as the heir of le Carré) Mick Herron and next generation spy writer Charlotte Philby to celebrate Silverview’s publication and reflect on a remarkable life in letters. Chaired by Clare Clark.

Venue: The Times and The Sunday Times Forum is situated on the Montpellier Gardens site of The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival in the heart of Cheltenham (GL50 1UW).
Book tickets: Tickets available here from 10 September 2021

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