Thank you to everyone who made this year’s CRIMEFEST such a success.
We look forward to welcoming you to the next CRIMEFEST convention: 11-14 May, 2023.
Tickets available soon.
2022 Featured Guest Authors
2020 & 2019 Diamond Dagger recipients
Ghost of Honour
Gala Dinner Toastrix
Visit the AUTHORS & DELEGATES page for the most up-to-date line-up.
Venue: Mercure Bristol Royal Hotel
First organised in June 2008, CRIMEFEST is a convention for people who like to read an occasional crime novel as well as for die-hard fanatics. It has not only become one of the biggest crime fiction events in Europe, but is 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 a friendly, informal and inclusive atmosphere.
Donna Moore & Adrian Muller,
Co-Hosts of CRIMEFEST.
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 31 January
– 25% from 1 February – 30 April
– 50% from 1 May onwards
– no refund on Gala Dinner tickets after 21 April
To avoid any cancellation fees tickets may be transferred at no cost (subject to the discretion of the organisers)
CRIMEFEST’s stated aim is to give all delegates the opportunity to celebrate the genre in a friendly, informal and inclusive atmosphere. Attendees are asked to respect commonsense rules for public behaviour, personal interaction, common courtesy and the rights of others. CRIMEFEST supports diversity and free speech, and all attendees are expected to be considerate of others. Comments and views expressed by interviewers, interviewees, moderators and panellists during CRIMEFEST are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the organisers.