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Upcoming events


Oct 2017

15-16th  – Isle of Wight Festival

21st – Asian Writers Festival, London

25th – Idea Store Canary Wharf, London

26th – Sheffield Lit Fest

28/29th – Killer Women festival, London

30th – Mill Hill Partnership Library, NW7 2HX, London (Starts: 8pm – Admission Free)

Nov 2017

6th – Monday Night Crime, London

16th  – Newham Word Festival, London


Previous events

May 2015

24/5 – I was at the Greenwich Book Festival sitting on a panel discussing “From the CID to elephants: what inspires a crime writer?on Sunday 24th May, 1.30-2.30pm.

September 2015

6/9   Bertrams Trade Show at Windsor Racecourse – to an audience of indie booksellers

10/9 – At the Chorleywood Bookshop to speak about the book, India and elephants at an India themed event.

30/9 – On the ‘Dazzling Debuts’ panel at the Henley Literary Festival on Wednesday September 30th at 1pm.

October 2015

27/10 – I met the bibliophiles of the Wallingford Bookshop book club in the lovely market town of Wallingford in Oxfordshire

November 2015

10/11 – I spoke at a New Writers event at Foyles with writer Natasha Pulley and chaired by Suzy Feay. See here for a write-up of the event

14/11 – I talked about India and ‘The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra’ at the Write Idea Festival run by Tower Hamlets Council.

April 2016

23/4 – I spoke with writers Mark Billingham and Chris Brookmyre at the wonderful Chipping Norton Literary Festival

May 2016

14/5 – I spoke at an event in the New Forest

19-20/5 – I spoke at Crimefest 2016 in Bristol, in two sessions:

                  19/5 – Debut Authors: An Infusion Of Fresh Blood

                  20/5 – Deadly Duos: Partners And Sidekicks

23/5 – I spoke at the delightful Mostly Books bookshop in Abingdon

27/5 – I spoke at the Alchemy Festival at the Southbank Centre

June 2016

8/6 – I will be speaking at Topping & Company booksellers bookshop in Ely

9/6 – I will be speaking at Warwick books in Warwick

22/6 – I will be speaking at Booka bookshop in Oswestry, Shropshire

25/6 – I will be speaking at the Finchley Literary Festival

Sept 2016

15th – I will be speaking in Bedford at The Pavilion’s Supper Club Evening

Oct 2016

22nd – I will be speaking at the Yeovil Literary Festival

Nov 2016

12th-13th – I will be speaking at the Write Idea Literary Festival with fellow crime authors AA Dhand and Abir Mukherjee. We will host a mini-workshop:  ‘THE SECRET TO WRITING BESTSELLING CRIME FICTION.’

Dec 2016 – April 2017

Every Tuesday – I will be running a Book Club and Creative Writing Group at the Manor Park Library in East London

Mar 2017

2nd-8th – I will be speaking at the Dubai Literary Festival

10th – I will be speaking at Aye Write! in Glasgow

Apr 2017

23rd – I will be speaking at St. Mary’s Church, Manor Park, East London for World Book Night

25th – I will be speaking at Manor Park Library with fellow authors Abir Mukherjee and Barbara Nadel

26th – I will be speaking at the Stratford Literary Festival

28th – I will be speaking at Waterstones Picadilly at Writers of the World Unite!

May 2017

4th  – I will be speaking at the Hexham Literary Festival

17th  – I will be speaking at Waterstones Yeovil

27th  – I will be speaking at Bourne End library, Bourne End

June 2017

1st  – I will be speaking at Booka Bookshop, Shropshire

2nd  – I will be speaking at Nantwich book shop, Nantwich

July 2017

1st – I will be running a crime writing masterclass at Finsbury Library, London

6th – I will be doing a reading at Whats your Poison? in the Heffers bookshop, Cambridge

8th  – I will be speaking at the Bradford Literary festival

Aug 2017

1st  – I will be speaking at the British Library