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Thank you to everyone for making CRIMEFEST 2014 such a success!
Next year's dates are 14 - 17 May.

Award Winners:

- Robert Galbraith for The Cuckoo's Calling,
read by Robert Glenister (Hachette Audio)

- Derek B. Miller for Norwegian by Night (Faber and Faber)

- Derek B. Miller for Norwegian by Night (Faber and Faber)

In association with

Featured Guest Authors:
Mark Billingham
Simon Brett
2012 CWA Diamond Dagger recipient
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  Ben Aaronovitch and Jasper Fforde Nicci French and Lars Kepler  
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Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Murdoch Mysteries
Maureen Jennings & Thomas Craig
Sponsored by

Participating authors include
Belinda Bauer, Stephen Booth, Ruth Dudley Edwards,
Christopher Fowler, Felix Francis, Meg Gardiner, M.R. Hall,
Sophie Hannah, John Harvey, David Hewson,
Jørn Lier Horst, Peter James, Andrew Taylor,
Jill Paton Walsh, Robert Wilson, Anne Zouroudi
and many more.
Visit the AUTHORS & DELEGATES page for the full line-up.

Venue: Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, United Kingdom

First organised in June 2008, CRIMEFEST has not only become one of the biggest crime fiction events in Europe, but also one of the most popular dates in the international crime fiction calendar. The annual convention was featured as one of the ‘best crime-writing festivals around the world’ in the Guardian and one of the ‘50 Best Festivals’ in the Independent. CRIMEFEST draws top crime novelists, readers, editors, publishers and reviewers from around the world and gives delegates the opportunity to celebrate the genre in an informal atmosphere.

2014 Highlights include:
bulletGala Dinner
bulletInterviews with the featured Guest Authors and Toastmaster
bulletthe eDunnit, Goldsboro Last Laugh and Sounds of Crime Award presentations
In addition, there will be some fifty author panels with more than a hundred participating authors, crime writing workshops, a pitch-an-agent strand, and much more.

The Full CRIMEFEST Pass is currently £150. The full pass includes attendance to all panels, a CRIMEFEST delegate bag with books and a programme.

(For an approximate currency conversion, please visit

We look forward to seeing you at CRIMEFEST 2014.

Myles Allfrey, Donna Moore and Adrian Muller,
Hosts and organisers of CRIMEFEST.


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The CrimeFest awards and commemorative vases are provided courtesy of Bristol Blue Glass.

Authors listed as participating may be subject to change beyond the control of the organisers.

Passes and tickets have the following cancellation fees:
- 15% up to 15 January 2014
- 25% from 16 January 2014 onwards
- no refund on Gala Dinner tickets after 1 May, 2014
To avoid any cancellation fees tickets may be transferred at no cost (subject to the discretion of the organisers)

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