Eeeek! To say I’m excited would be a complete understatement. I’m abso-friggin-lutely over-the-moon! Why you ask? Well thanks to Naomi at Tandem Collective, it seems I’ve been invited to attend a very special and exclusive party…
A murder mystery party to be more precise!
Naomi asked: What does it take to get three of Crime Fiction’s most successful contemporary writers into one Zoom? A murder, of course.
What followed? I received an invitation telling me that I am ‘cordially invited to an online murder mystery event on the 7th July at 7pm with Detectives Clare Mackintosh, Lucy Foley and Ruth Ware. Clare, Lucy and Ruth will act as lead detectives who are in a race against time to discover who murdered Artie Bean, owner of the No Filter Coffee Shack, on the shores of Llyn Drych, set in the universe of The Last Party by Clare Mackintosh. However, these seasoned writers need help to solve the mystery. Audience members will be included in group chats with the authors to review the evidence and decide upon their theories. Once the murderer has been revealed, the three authors will be in conversation with host, Lauren North, to discuss their latest books.’
HOLY FRIGGIN MOLY!!
If you want to join me, you can grab a ticket here:
Eventbrite link to purchase tickets here.
If you’re still unsure, here’s a bit more information to tempt you!
Each ticket includes a hardback copy of The Last Party which publishes on the 4th August 2022. When you book your ticket, you will receive an e-ticket via email with the event details so you can access the online event taking place on the 7th July. You will then receive your copy of The Last Party in the post when it publishes in August. Tickets are £26.15.
Everyone who purchases a book + ticket will be entered into a prize draw to win two tickets to Harrogate Crime Writing Festival. The festival runs from the 21st to the 23rd of July and tickets will include access to Little Brown’s Crime Vault Pop-up Event where you will be able to meet Clare Mackintosh in person! The prize also includes 3 nights of accommodation at the Crown hotel. A winner will be spot picked and announced during the event.
What does every detective need whilst on the case? A good cup of coffee. We are therefore super thrilled to announce that Missing Bean Coffee Roasters have joined us to sponsor the event. With Missing Bean on board, we will be sending out coffee samples to the first 100 people to purchase their tickets!
Keep reading for some further insight into our Detectives and Host for the evening…
Clare Mackintosh is the multi-award-winning author of five Sunday Times bestselling novels. Translated into forty languages, her books have sold more than two million copies worldwide, have been New York Times and international bestsellers and have spent a combined total of 64 weeks in the Sunday Times bestseller chart. Clare’s next book, The Last Party, will publish on the 4th August
Lucy Foley studied English Literature at Durham and UCL universities. She then worked for several years as a fiction editor in the publishing industry – during which time she wrote The Book of Lost and Found, which was a bestselling debut of 2015. Lucy now writes full-time, with her crime novels The Hunting Party and The Guest List being published in 2018 and 2020 respectively to critical acclaim.Her newest novel, The Paris Apartment, published in March 2022, instantly took the number one spot on The New York Times bestseller list. It has sold in over 40 territories and the movie rights have been acquired by Sony.
Ruth Ware is an international number one bestseller. Her thrillers In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, The Lying Game, The Death of Mrs Westaway, The Turn of the Key and One by One have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including the Sunday Times and New York Times. Her books have been optioned for both film and TV, and she is published in more than 40 languages. Ruth’s next book, The It Girl, will publish on the 4th August
Lauren North writes psychological suspense novels that delve into the darker side of relationships and families. Her most recent novels are Safe at Home and All The Wicked Games (Out summer 2022). Lauren also writes high-concept book club thrillers as L.C. North. Her first L.C. North book – The Ugly Truth – is out in March 2023. Lauren lives on the Suffolk borders with her family and dog, Rodney. When she’s not writing, she co-hosts the popular crime thriller podcast, In Suspense.
Handles: (IG) @claremackwrites, @lucyfoleyauthor, @ruthwarewriter @likely_suspects
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