Waterstones and HarperCollins present the Killer Crime Festival.

Waterstones and HarperCollins present the Killer Crime Festival.

Celebrate the best in crime fiction with the Killer Crime Festival, a two-day festival of both online and in-store events.

Posted on 4th March 2015 by Jonathan O'Brien

We've teamed up with HarperCollins for a two-day crime fiction festival taking place both online and in our shops. Over the 13th and 14th March, there will be events over Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus as well as in our bookshops. We have a great line-up of authors including Val McDermid, Simon ToyneCharles Cumming and more.

We have events taking place across the country, full details of each can be found below, and online. On 13th March we'll be holding Q&As on our Twitter with Ian Rankin and Ann Cleeves and a Facebook Q&A with Simon Toyne.

For a full listing of all that's taking place, just sign up to the Killer Crime newsletter.


Waterstones Killer Crime Festival events

Friday 13th March, 6pm

Waterstones Edinburgh West End

Val McDermid lifts the lid on her writing career, from Forensics to Tartan Noir to Jane Austen.

Free to attend, please register by emailing


Friday 13th March, 6.30pm

Waterstones Piccadilly

Charles Cumming and Alan Judd talks spies, secrets and espionage.

Free to attend, please register by emailing

T: 0207 851 2400


Friday 13th March, 6.30pm

Waterstones Brighton

Simon Toyne teases us with excerpts from his new thriller Solomon Creed.

Free tickets available from 01273 206017


Friday 13th March, 7pm

Waterstones Guildford

S.J. Parris unravels the mysteries of historical crime fiction.

Free to attend, please register interest at


Saturday 14th March, 11am

Waterstones Plymouth Drake Circus

Mark Sennen discusses and signs his Plymouth-based crime novels, including newest book Tell Tale.

T: 01752 669 898


Saturday 14th March, 12.30pm

Waterstones Romford

Kimberley Chambers signs copies of her new book The Wronged.

T: 01708 747482


Saturday 14th March, 2.30pm

Waterstones Inverness

Lin Anderson and Helen Forbes bring crime writing to the Highlands.

T: 01463 233500


Wednesday 18th March, 6pm

Waterstones Glasgow Sauchiehall Street

Kimberley Chambers and Anna Smith discuss their gritty, addictive new books.

T: 0141 332 9105