National Crime Fiction Week

Posted by Jeff Markowitz on Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Yesterday, I suggested that if you live in California, Nevada, or Utah, in Wyoming, Nebraska or Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania or New Jersey, you should get yourself to Route 80, and point your car east, in time for Deadly Ink.  Of course, not everyone who reads my blog lives near Interstate 80.  Some of you live near an airport.  So, if you prefer air travel to long-distance car trips, you should know that it's National Crime Fiction Week in the United Kingdom, "a nationwide celebration of crime writing" with events happening all week, in locations across the UK. 

For example, if you can get to the Carnegie Library in Ayr by 2:00 today, you can join "local history librarian Tom Barclay on a walking tour of town centre sites associated with the rebels, smugglers, body-snatchers, common criminals and thief-takers who have all played dramatic parts in the town's colourful past."

Or, if you need a little more travel time, at 7:00 tonight you can join author Neil White, for a "crime and curry evening" at the Massala Room, Foulridge, Lancs.

There are events scheduled every day this week.  So dig out that passport and head straight for the airport. 

Or you could curl up wherever you are with Agatha Christie or Arthur Conan Doyle and enjoy a bit of UK crime fiction. 

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