Thrilling line-up for readers
LOCAL WRITERS are among the line-up for this year’s Murder One book festival.
Taking place in Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre from November 1 to 3, the event is the brainchild of bestselling Wicklow author Sam Blake, aka Kilmacanogue’s Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin.
Supported by Dublin Libraries and Dublin City of Literature, Murder One boasts an intriguing blend of crime fact and fiction.
Martina Cole, Steve Cavanagh, Lucy Foley, Hallie Rubenhold, Joseph O’Connor and Liz Nugent are among the host of Irish and international writers who will be in Dublin for the festival.
True crime will be a focus with events on Jack the Ripper, while Dr Richard Shepherd, UK State Pathologist will also be in discussion with international bestseller Paul Carson.
World authority on Agatha Christie, Dr John Curran and author Andrew Wilson will delve into her mysterious disappearance and role as the godmother of detection.
John Banville, Jane Casey and Roz Watkins will be Watching the Detectives with Trinity’s Brian Cliff.
With free events in the banquet hall, plus a bookshop, coffee and an opportunity to get tarot cards read in aid of Rape Crisis, Murder One promises a jam packed weekend.
For more information and to book tickets, visit www.murderone.ie.
(From left) Alison Lyons, Alex Barclay and Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin at the launch of Murder One.