Tuesday 14th May 7pm Altrincham Word Fest, Altrincham Town Hall, WA14 1QT An evening with Cath Staincliffe celebrating National Crime Reading Month. Cath will discuss her ‘life of crime’ and her latest novels The Girl in the Green Dress and Fear of Falling.

Saturday 18th May – Sunday 19th May Murder Squad Weekend @The Word, South Shields, NE33 1JF

Saturday 18th May Murder Squad Readers’ Day @The Word A rare chance to meet all of Murder Squad (Ann Cleeves, Martin Edwards, Kate Ellis, Margaret  Murphy, Chris Simms and Cath Staincliffe) at one event as well as forensics specialist Helen Pepper. Panel discussions and author talks for all crime readers. Tickets    

Sunday 19th May Murder Squad Writers’ Day @The Word, South Shields, NE33 1JF A selection of workshops with insider tips on writing and information about the world of publishing from authors Martin Edwards, Kate Ellis, Margaret  Murphy, Chris Simms, and Cath Staincliffe, and practical forensics for beginners with Helen Pepper. Tickets

Thursday 23rd May 7pm Northwich Library,Witton St, Northwich, CW9 5DR An evening with Cath Staincliffe for National Crime Reading Month. Cath will be talking about her novels and her writing process, plus reading from her latest book, followed by a Q&A.



 Huddersfield Literature Festival in conversation with Ann Cleeves (photo thanks to Jonathan Jacob)

Having fun at Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival 2018


At Mansfield Library with book reviewer Lu-Ellen of Lu’s Reviews


At Tottington Library, Bury.


At Bloody Scotland – with a whole slew of crime writers.


Altrincham wordfest

Altrincham wf2

Wordfest16 at Altrincham Library talking about Half The World Away


Peter May and Cath at Coffin Road launch

Interviewing Peter May at Waterstones Deansgate.



Launch of The Starlings and Other Stories by Murder Squad and Accomplices edited by Ann Cleeves.

Waterstones Wrexham.


Morality of Murder panel

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate 2015

 The Morality of Murder panel with Nicci French, Belinda Bauer,  Jonathan Freedland and Wiley Cash.


Sarah Hilary wins the TOPCrime Novel of the Year 2015

Sarah Hilary wins the TOPCrime 2015 novel of the year


All images © 2014-2015 - Robert Aarts Photography - All rights reserved

Special Guest at the KRO Detective Premiere Screening in the Tuschinski Theatre Amsterdam June 2015 Photo © Robert Aarts



Murder Squad at Carlisle Crime Writing Weekend June 2015


Holywell 15

Signing books at Holywell Library for World Book Day 2015


City Library Bradford 14

At Bradford City Library 1st Anniversary celebration.  With their book tree.