Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

17-20 July 2014, Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate


For one long, sultry, summer weekend the temperature in Harrogate rises whatever the weather as the world’s hottest celebration of crime writing swings into town. Grab a pint of Yorkshire’s finest ale, relax in the hotel gardens, and dip into an intoxicating mix of comedy, cabaret, heated debate, and scintillating socialising. It would be a murderous misdemeanor to miss it.


The Programming Chair Steve Mosby has put together a stellar line-up, which includes Ann Cleeves, Robert Galbraith, Sophie Hannah, John Harvey, Lynda LaPlante, Laura Lippman, Peter May, Val McDermid, Denise Mina and S. J. Watson. A full programme of the events scheduled at Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival can be found on their website on the pages listing 2014 Festival Events.

Tickets for Special Guest events are available on Theakston’s site, and all other events  are now available to book.

Or indulge your criminal tendencies and get great value for money with a Festival Weekend Rover ticket, available now through the box office on 01423 562303.