Crime at The Old Courts | Meet the Authors

Celebrating the publication of MW Craven’s “The Botanist” and the best in British Crime and Thriller writing.

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    11 Jun

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    The Old Courts
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    Doors open

Celebrating the publication of M.W. Craven’s The Botanist, and the best in British Crime and Thriller writing.

Join us in the Theatre for an afternoon of conversation with some of the most respected and bestselling authors in the Crime genre with a line-up that includes two 2022 CWA Dagger nominees, past CWA Dagger winners, Top 10 ‘The Best Crime & Thriller Authors of All Time’ (WH Smith Customer Poll) and UK Crime Book Club book of the year winners…it would be a crime to miss this!

We’ll be joined by: M.W. Craven, R.C. Bridgestock, Paul Finch, Malcolm Hollingdrake, Caroline England and Patricia Dixon.

Caroline England’s The Sinner out 16th June, pre-release copies available to buy on the day! (Subject to availability and deliveries).

Four sessions hosted by Caz and Sam from UK Crime Book Club

Doors open at 11:30 AM

Books for sale

Book signing

Authors in conversation from 12-6 PM

Supported by UK Crime Book Club

Advance tickets £15
Ticket with a hardback copy of The Botanist £30 (books to be collected on day of event)

Unreserved Seating – Seats are unreserved and you will need to choose your seat as you enter the venue. If you wish to sit together with people you have arrived with, we recommend arriving at doors open time to choose consecutive seats although we do not guarantee this is possible. Ushers may also ask you to move or condense your group to free up seating for other audience members to be seated.

  • The Theatre is accessible from street level via a flight of stairs.
  • Wheelchair users can access our Theatre using our Supertrak wheelchair stair lift.
  • There is an accessible toilet on this level.
  • The Theatre bar area is accessible for wheelchair users.
  • There is no lift in our building.
  • Blue badge holders are entitled to park on the single yellow line on Crawford Street during its times of operation for up to 3 hours without charge.
  • Performance Time: 12:00pm

  • Age Suitability & Warning: Please be aware that this is a Crime related literary event

  • Accessibility: Find out more >

  • Tickets: You should receive your ticket confirmation within 24 hours of booking. Please check your junk and spam folders. If you still haven’t received anything, please call Quaytickets on 0343 208 6015.