Crime Fiction – the bestselling genre

About this Event

Crime fiction outsells all other genres. Whether it’s domestic noir, psychological thrillers, historical crime or detective mysteries, novels that explore the dark side of human behaviour keep hitting the bestseller lists. Why are we so drawn to crime fiction? What are the key elements? Who are the most successful crime writers, and why do we love them so much? What are the secrets of plot and characterisation? Is it a genre that follows set rules, or a type of story-telling open to innovation and experiment?

Organised by South East London Authors (their third event at Bell House), this 90-minute Q&A session is for everyone interested in crime fiction, whether reader, student or writer. You might be looking for book recommendations (from classic whodunnits to new authors) or want insights into the writing process. You might be keen to discuss the best UK crime-writing festivals, from Theakston Old Peculiar to Bloody Scotland, or how and why crime novels translate so well into film and TV. Whatever your area of interest, come and raise your questions, and explore your ideas, with three working novelists who have all developed their own individual take on this top-selling genre.

Doors open at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start.Tickets cost £10, or £5 for those 25 or under.

As with all Bell House events, bursary tickets are available. Please email info@bellhouse.co.uk for more information.

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