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2020 Vision: The CrimeTime 'Best Book' of the Year Debate

The CrimeTime panel are back to debate the best crime books of 2020 and to look ahead at some of the excellent new titles due to be published in 2021.

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Tuesday 1st December, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

  • Online event
  • Questions & Answers
  • Reading
  • Talk

Free

About the Event

The CrimeTime panel are back to debate the best crime books of 2020 and to look ahead at some of the excellent new titles due to be published in 2021.

There is a (semi) new look to the panel with Laura Wilson and Victoria Selman joining Paul Burke and your MC, Barry Forshaw.

Laura Wilson is the author of thirteen acclaimed psychological crime novels. Stratton’s War won the CWA Ellis Peters Award for Best Historical Mystery, The Lover won the Prix du Polar Européen, and two of her books have been shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger. Laura is also the Guardian’s crime fiction reviewer and co-programmer of the Killer Women festival.

Victoria Selman has written for the Independent and Daily Express and co-hosts the true crime podcast, Crime Girl Gang.

She is the bestselling author of the Ziba MacKenzie criminal profiler series. The first novel, BLOOD FOR BLOOD, was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger Award and was an Amazon Charts #1 bestseller for five weeks. The latest Ziba MacKenzie novel, SNAKES AND LADDERS, is out now.

Barry Forshaw is the crime fiction critic for the Financial Times. His books include Crime Fiction: A Readers Guide, the Keating Award-winning Brit Noir (plus Nordic, American, Euro and Historical Noir), British Gothic Cinema and British Crime Writing: An Encyclopedia (also a Keating winner). 

He edits Crime Time. 

Paul Burke writes The Verdict column for nbmagazine.co.uk online and features for the quarterly magazine, he also contributes interviews, articles and features to crimetime.co.uk and the European Literature Network.