Crime on tour!

Posted by on May 22nd, 2012

Two bits of Theakstons-related news.

1.
I’m really pleased to be taking part in this event: Crime on Tour. It’s a series of events, with more-established crime writers, such as me, introducing and talking to two newer writers. In my case, I’ll be chatting to David Mark and Danielle Ramsey – and I’m really looking forward to it. For one thing, I’ve enjoyed their work; for another, there’s probably little easier and more rewarding in this business than talking about other people and playing a small part in bringing them to the wide audience they deserve.

The event is at┬áLeeds Central Library on Tuesday 29th May at 6.30pm. You can buy tickets here. And – more to the point – you can win a pair here!

2.
I’m also really pleased to say that Black Flowers made the longlist for the 2012 Theaksons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. It’s awesome, actually, not least because that is a really nice longlist to be part of. Obviously, that’s usually the case when you make a longlist, but I think it’s a particularly interesting and diverse selection this year, and it’s nice to see books on it that you wouldn’t necessarily find shelved in the crime section of your local bookshop, assuming such a thing still exists by the time you read this.

Full list of 18 books is here. They get whittled down later on, and at that point the vote opens to the public, which if memory serves is the opposite way round to last year, and a much better way of doing things.

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2 Responses to “Crime on tour!”

  1. Ramsey Campbell Says:

    BLACK FLOWERS also made the longlist for the British Fantasy Award, Steve. Congratulations on both!

  2. stevemosby Says:

    Ramsey – thank you very much indeed! I saw the longlist for the BFS too, and that was really lovely to see. Nice to feel I also have a foot in the horror camp still, as the genre was definitely my first love. Already booked for Brighton ths year!

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