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Lyme Crime: Saturday

Saturday 25 June 2022

A three-day festival, Lyme Crime celebrates the best of crime and thriller fiction. In a series of panels and conversations, visitors will hear from the UK’s leading crime authors as well as lawyers and forensic specialists. This year the festival welcomes, among others, Nicci French (the pseudonym of husband-and-wife psychological thriller writers, Nicci Gerard and Sean French), Angela Gallop CBE, one of the country’s most experienced forensic scientists, crime writers Erin Kelly, Harriet Tyce, Kia Abdullah and Fiona Cummins, as well as Home-Secretary-turned-thriller-author, Alan Johnson. The weekend will include Noir at the Bar, an evening in the Marine Theatre bar where crime writers (established, emerging and would-be) will read from their work.

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Starts 10:00 A.M.
Individual Event £12.00
Saturday Pass £50.00
Weekend Pass, Early Bird £90.00
Weekend Pass £110.00

10% off for members

Unreserved Seating

Tickets available from the Marine (Mondays and Fridays only), Bridport Tourist Information centre, online here, & over the phone on 01308 424901

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A three-day festival, Lyme Crime celebrates the best of crime and thriller fiction. In a series of panels and conversations, visitors will hear from the UK’s leading crime authors as well as lawyers and forensic specialists. This year the festival welcomes, among others, Nicci French (the pseudonym of husband-and-wife psychological thriller writers, Nicci Gerard and Sean French), Angela Gallop CBE, one of the country’s most experienced forensic scientists, crime writers Erin Kelly, Harriet Tyce, Kia Abdullah and Fiona Cummins, as well as Home-Secretary-turned-thriller-author, Alan Johnson. The weekend will include Noir at the Bar, an evening in the Marine Theatre bar where crime writers (established, emerging and would-be) will read from their work.

The Mindful Detective, 10am – 11.30am

Laurence Anholt discusses his trilogy of leftfield mysteries set in and around Lyme Regis that feature the unlikely crime-fighting duo of wisecracking single mum, DI Shanti Joyce, and her reluctant partner, Buddhist detective Vincent Caine – a cop who feels too much for his own good. 

Chair: Paddy Magrane

Speaker: Laurence Anholt

Wrong side of the law, 12pm – 1.30pm

Three explosive legal thrillers take readers from the White House to the school gates, and behind the closed doors of the courtroom as their authors navigate the deep waters of what makes a great legal thriller. 

Chair: Ayo Onatade 

Panellists: Kia Abdullah, Tony Kent and Harriet Tyce

Wish you were here?, 2.30pm – 4pm

After two years of lockdown, who wouldn’t want to get away from it all, if only in the pages of a great novel? Our panellists are ready to whisk you off to the dark side of sunny Lagos, the bustle of Istanbul, and aboard a luxury yacht bound for the Caribbean with deadly stowaways in tow.

Chair: Tony Kent

Panellists: Leye Adenle, Barbara Nadel and William Shaw

Reputation: the longest shadow, 4.30pm – 6pm

Reputations can define or destroy. Three authors look at the ways reputation can shape a protagonist, for better or worse, and what happens when it all comes crashing down. 

Chair: Paul Burston

Panellists: Erin Kelly, Winnie M Li and Charlotte Philby

From Cabinet Minister to crime writer: Alan Johnson, 6.30pm to 8pm 

Former Home Secretary and the author of the acclaimed biography, This Boy, Alan Johnson talks about his love of crime fiction and a first foray into the genre, his contemporary thriller The Late Train to Gipsy Hill.

Chair: Harriet Tyce

Speaker: Alan Johnson