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WOLVERHAMPTON LITERATURE FESTIVAL

FRIDAY 26TH - SUNDAY 28TH JANUARY 2018

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

with MARK EDWARDS, JAY STRINGER & JENNY BLACKHURST

 

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

Sunday 28th January - 2pm

60mins

£3 TICKETS Available here or Tel 0870 320 7000 or in person from Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street

 

Local crime novelists Mark Edwards, Jenny Blackhurst and Jay Stringer have sold 3 million books between them and been nominated for numerous awards, and many of their books are around the Black Country and Shropshire.

 

Hear them talk about psychological thrillers, serial killers, gangsters and all things crime fiction, along with advice for aspiring authors.

 

Mark Edwards writes psychological thrillers in which scary things happen to ordinary people. He is inspired by writers such as Stephen King, Ira Levin, Ruth Rendell and Linwood Barclay.

 

Mark grew up on the south coast of England and started writing in his twenties, teaming up with Louise Voss to co-write Killing Cupid and Catch Your Death, which topped the UK bestseller chart in 2011.

 

His solo thrillers, The Magpies and Because She Loves Me were also No.1 bestsellers in the UK. Like these previous novels his fourth solo book, Follow You Home, was inspired by a real-life experience, in this case a ‘trip from hell’ around Europe.

 

Jay Stringer was born in 1980, and he’s not dead yet. He was nominated for the Derringer award in 2010. Because he didn't win, it's important to point out that just being nominated was an honour.

 

He’s English by birth and Scottish by rumour; born in the Black Country, and claiming Glasgow as his hometown.

 

Jay is dyslexic, and came to the written word as a second language, via comic books, music, and comedy. He writes hard boiled crime stories, dark comedies, and social fiction.

 

His first three books, the Eoin Miller Trilogy explored the political and criminal landscape of the West Midlands.

 

He now writes books set in Glasgow and New York.

 

Jenny Blackhurst grew up in Shropshire where she still lives with her husband and children. Growing up she spent hours reading and talking about crime novels - writing her own seemed like natural progression. The Night She Died is Jenny's fourth novel, due for release in 2018

 

 

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