Bestselling thriller writers to appear in Dorset crime festival’s first live event

Erin Kelly and Sarah Hilary will be in conversation for Lyme Crime’s first in-person event

TWO of the UK’s leading psychological thriller writers are coming to Lyme Regis in June.

Sunday Times million-copy bestselling author Erin Kelly will be in conversation with Sarah Hilary, winner of the Theakston’s Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year, in the garden of Lyme Regis Bookshop on Saturday, June 26 from 6pm.

They will be discussing their new novels, Kelly’s ‘Watch Her Fall’ and Hilary’s ‘Fragile’, in an event organised by Lyme Crime, Dorset’s brand new crime and thriller festival.

Lyme Crime launched in 2020 with a series of online panels and conversations featuring some of the UK’s biggest crime and thriller writers, including ‘Killing Eve’ author Luke Jennings, Cass Green, Caz Frear, Fiona Cummins and Mark Edwards.

Festival director Paddy Magrane hopes that June’s first in-person event is the start of something big.

“I’m delighted to finally see a live event in the diary,” he said.

“Erin and Sarah are two of the best psychological thriller writers in the business, and the evening is sure to be a fascinating insight into their writing process and what inspired their fabulously dark new books.

‘I’m looking forward to more one-off events this year, and then a whole weekend of criminally good discussions and panels in June 2022 at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis.”

Tickets for ‘Dancing with Danger, Erin Kelly and Sarah Hilary in conversation’, cost £5 and can be purchased in the bookshop and at www.lymebookshop.com/shop/dancing-with-danger-event-ticket

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