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Lyme Crime: Thursday

Thursday 23 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 2:00 P.M.
Individual Event £12.00
Thursday Pass £30.00
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

Booking fee may apply

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.

How to solve a crime 2pm – 3.30pm

A practising forensic scientist for over 45 years, Angela Gallop CBE has personally overseen complex cases that include the murders of Damilola Taylor, Rachel Nickell and Stephen Lawrence. She discusses her latest book, How To Solve A Crime, revealing how criminals, however skilled, always leave a trace. 

Chair: Paddy Magrane

Speaker: Angela Gallop CBE

Crime that goes bang in the night 4pm – 5.30pm

Three mistresses of crime fiction tinged with magic, witchcraft and shades of the supernatural discuss the allure of the unknown, the alchemy of writing and how they weave ‘dark matter’ into their work.

Chair: Syd Moore

Panellists: Caroline Green, Cathi Unsworth and Roz Watkins

Would I lie to you? Three authors, one truth, two lies. 6pm – 7.30pm

Three crime writers reveal unusual facts and embarrassing personal tales for the evaluation of the audience. Some are true, some are not. It’s your job to decide which is which.

Chair: Anna Mazzola

Panellists: Paul Burston, Fiona Cummins and Abir Mukherjee

Derek Farrell

Noir at the Marine Theatre Bar 8pm – 9pm 

Crime fiction authors (established, emerging and aspiring) and fans gather to enjoy an evening of readings, conversation and laughter. Free entry.

Chair: Derek Farrell