Finding your Detective
How does a writer find their detective? Agatha Christie her Poirot, Rankin his Rebus? Join us at Mainstreet on Thurs 11th Feb to hear from two masters of crime writing, Sophie Hannah and David Mark. While their subject matter may be dark, these two writers have a strong line in humour, they will make a raucous pair to brighten a gloomy February night.
SOPHIE HANNAH is an unstoppable force in psychological crime, winning the Specsavers National Book Award for Crime Book of the Year in 2013, and writing the first Poirot novel since Christie’s death, The Monogram Murders. She will be talking about discovering her detective(s) and the launch of her latest novel, The Narrow Bed.
‘Hannah, like Patricia Highsmith and Ruth Rendall before her – is an expert at exploring the delicate line between the ordinary and the monstrous, yet her everyday tales of warped psychology are laced with humour.’ The Independent
DAVID MARK is a brilliant new writer who has a deft touch, combining characters who have a whiff of anarchy and a tenderness, with pinpoint observation of the little glances, colours and things moving in the background that surprise and delight. The McAvoy series is set in Hull, where Mark spent more than fifteen years as a journalist, including seven years as a crime reporter with the Yorkshire Post, and it shows.
‘More twists and turns than a corkscrew through the eyeball’ Val McDermid