Monday 19 March 2018

Crime writing festival on way to Malahide

Murder comes to Malahide on the October bank holiday weekend in the form of the Something Wicked Crime Writing Festival.

Over the course of the three days, there will be something for all ages interested in crime, crime fiction and children's books.

On Friday October 28 a panel of bestselling authors will discuss how they write about murder and violent crime.

The panelists are Alex Barclay (Darkhouse, Blood Runs Cold), Sam Blake (Little Bones) and Liz Nugent (Unravelling Oliver, Lying in Wait) and will be hosted by Bert Wright (Administrator of the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards).

The event will be held at Malahide Lawn Tennis Club at 7.30pm. Tickets €12.50/€15 (*early bird)

'Malahide Murder Morning' takes place on Saturday, October 29.

This is a forensics and crime scene workshop where participants will witness the procedures and protocols following the discovery of a dead body.

They will also learn how to write authentic crime fiction.

The workshop will be led by forensic anthropologist René Gapert, Deputy State Pathologist Linda Mulligan and Garda Vanessa Stafford, with actor and screen writer Paddy C. Courtney acting as host.

Award-winning crime novelist Arlene Hunt (Vicious Circle, The Chosen, The Outsider) will complete the line up, as she discusses how to incorporate the panelist's information into a crime novel.

The three-hour workshop takes place in the Malahide Parish Centre at 10am. Tickets €20 (early bird)/€25.

Manor Books on Church Road will be the venue for 'Killer Kids' at 11am on Sunday, October 30.

Best selling-author Dave Rudden (Knights of the Borrowed Dark) will host a workshop for children, who will learn the art of story telling through the medium of crime fiction. Tickets €5.

Tickets available on and Manor Books, Malahide. For further information contact

Fingal Independent