Slaughter in Southwold set for return to coastal town

09:00 27 May 2022

Mystery, suspense and intrigue will once again hit a coastal town next month as a popular festival makes a welcome return.

Southwold Library will hold its popular crime festival Slaughter in Southwold on the weekend of June 17-19.

It will be the eighth detective writing festival since it launched in 2013, and it returns after taking a two-year hiatus during the pandemic.

An exciting program of interviews with best-selling crime novelists has been held with Louise Candlish, William Shaw, Rory Clements and others speaking at the Southwold Arts Center as part of the Southwold Arts Festival.

The event was organized by the Southwold Library with support from the Friends of Southwold Library and the Crime Writers’ Association.

Charlotte Clark, Executive Library Director of Southwold Library and organizer of the festival, said: “We are delighted to bring Slaughter back to Southwold after a two-year break and I am excited about the wonderful range of authors we have been. Reserve.

“It will be nice to welcome people back to the festival and you can also try to solve a mystery yourself at our special murder mystery dinner!”

The Murder Mystery Dinner takes place Friday, June 17 at 7 p.m. — featuring “Murder in the Lemon Grove,” an engaging murder mystery from bestselling author Kate Ellis.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Café 51 and test your detective skills.

Tickets cost £12 and can be booked online.

The complete program of the authors’ conferences is as follows:

Saturday June 18

Fiona Cummins at 10 a.m., James Henry at 11:30 a.m., Cara Hunter at 2 p.m. and Lesley Thomson at 3:30 p.m.

Sunday June 19

Lin La Versha at 10 a.m., William Shaw at 11:30 a.m., Rory Clements at 2 p.m. and Louise Candlish at 3:30 p.m.

Louise will talk about her latest novel The Heights and her career so far – including Our House, which won Crime and Thriller Book of the Year at the 2019 British Book Awards and is now a major ITV drama starring Martin Compston, Tuppence Middleton and Rupert Penry-Jones.

Each event costs £6, but you can book a Saturday or Sunday ticket for £20 or a weekend ticket for £40 with the option to buy lunch as well.

For event details and booking details, visit the Suffolk Libraries website.

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