Crime Panel with Jo Spain & William Shaw

Join us on Wednesday 29th January for an evening with crime authors Jo Spain and William Shaw.

Waterstones, Liverpool

Wednesday 29th January, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

  • Book signing
  • In Conversation
  • Questions & Answers


About the Event

We'll be celebrating the release of Jo Spain's new hardback Six Wicked Reasons, which is released on 30th January and the paperback release of William Shaw's Deadland.

Jo Spain is a full-time writer and screenwriter. Her first psychological thriller, The Confession, was a number one bestseller in Ireland and her most recent thriller Dirty Little Secrets was hailed by the Sunday Times as a sophisticated new crime novel. She co-wrote the ground-breaking RTE television series Taken Down and is now working on multiple European TV projects. Jo is an experienced speaker who attends UK crime festivals throughout the year and is an expert on thriller screenwriting, writing psychological thrillers about family relationships imbued with social commentary, a strong sense of place and standout characters. Jo regularly appears on major Irish TV shows and draws enthusiastic crowds.

William Shaw was born in Newton Abbot, Devon, grew up in Nigeria and lived for 16 years in Hackney. He has been shortlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger, longlisted for the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year and nominated for a Barry Award. A regular at festivals, he organises panel talks and CWA events across the country. He is the author of the Breen Tozer crime series set in 1960s London: A Song from Dead Lips, A House of Knives and A Book of Scars and the standalone The Birdwatcher. Salt Lane and Deadland are spin-offs to The Birdwatcher. For over 20 years he has written on popular culture and sub-culture for various publications including The Observer and The New York Times.

Venue Information

12 College Lane
L1 3DL
United Kingdom
Phone: 0151 709 9820

About the Book

Six Wicked Reasons
Six Wicked Reasons

Jo Spain

Publisher:Quercus Publishing

Publication date:30 Jan 2020


From the international number one bestseller comes the most clever and gripping thriller of 2019