Derbyshire Noir: Crime Writing with Stephen Booth, Steven Dunne, Sarah Ward and introducing Roz Watkins
6:30pm - 7:30pm - Saturday 10 June
From the 'mean streets' of Derby to the wild moors of the Peak District, Derbyshire's atmospheric locations have exercised a powerful appeal for crime novelists. Meet four successful writers who have been establishing their own genre of 'Derbyshire Noir'.
Stephen Booth, author of the popular Cooper and Fry series will chair the session. Stephen’s 17th novel, Dead in the Dark, is published in June. Derby is the setting for the DI Damen Brook novels by Steven Dunne, winner of the 2016 East Midlands Book Award for A Killing Moon; Sarah Ward lives in the Peak District and sets her two highly acclaimed novels there: In Bitter Chill and A Deadly Thaw, and debut author Roz Watkins is about to launch a new Derbyshire crime series with The Devil's Dice.