Carolyn, Libby and I stayed in a hotel up the road from the event. We were treated by Avon to high tea at Betty’s on the Friday and a drinks event on the Saturday to commemorate the opening of an Agatha Christie exhibition. We attended a fabulous ‘New Blood’ presentation and spent the rest of the weekend in the tent socialising with crime readers and writers. I was thrilled to meet Val McDermid and James Runcie and to have my photograph taken with Howard Linskey, Paul Finch, Lucy V Hay, Rod Reynolds, Dave Sivers, Jeremy Vine, Lee Child and Mark Billingham. Bob Barker was roped in as photographer. The highlight was being photo bombed by Ian Rankin!

Theakston’s Crime Festival in Harrogate

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