#CapitalCrime : What’s next?


I know, I know, I just got back and my thoughts are already on the bookfestival next year, which will take place in September 2020. So many authors were already listed this year, so is there anyone left to fill a programme that’s every bit as mouth-watering as the first time? Why yes, I think there most definitely are.

But before I tell you mine, you must tell me, who would you like to to see on next year’s edition, have you thought about it already?

Well OK you don’t need to twist my arm, I’m happy to share with you my suggestions first and you can add others as you wish.


Karin Slaughter is right at the top of the list. She’s one of the few authors I know who regularly attends events in Belgium and The Netherlands, and for this alone I think she’s amazing already. Unfortunately it’s always at a location that would take me as much travel time as going to London so I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting her yet. She’s one of the first authors who kick-started my love for reading thrillers and I love the attention to detail in her novels, I always learn something new about an investigation (loving the crimescenes!) and well, with her love for cats, she just seems like such a lovely person, one I’d love to meet.

Now there’s room for 100 authors give or take a few, so why not add some other names to the list. I’d be delighted to be even a few minutes in the company of Helen Fields, John Marrs, Jack Jordan, Rebecca Tinnelly, Elizabeth Macneal, Johana Gustavsson, Matt Wesolwoski, Claire Douglas, Chris Mc George, Laura Purcell, Robert Bryndza, Carol Weyer, James Carol, Jane Casey, CL Taylor, Heleen Kist, Isabel Ashdown, Lucy Foley, T.M. Logan, Gytha Lodge, Gillian McAllister, Malcolm Hollingdrake, Richard Parker, Soren Sveistrup, Ane Riel and if we’re talking even further away I can’t help but think that Chris Carter would have such interesting things to say as well.

So what do you think, did I forget anyone? Let me know in the comments!


21 thoughts on “#CapitalCrime : What’s next?

  1. OMG! If there were that many authors at next years event, I’d certainly be thinking long and hard about having my holidays in London, to coincide with and join in. And if Steph Broadribb or Louise Penny were there too, sign me up.


  2. Oh yes you named so many good ones! More suggestions: Louise Beech, Louise Jensen, Stuart Turton, Rachel Amphlett, M.W. Craven… And yes I haven’t met him yet, so the last one counts 😉

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  3. I really think you should ditch capital crime next year and come hang out with me at Bloody Scotland 😂

    Failing that I feel I have to add some Scottish crime writers to the list, Val McDermid, Denise Mina and Doug Johnson are always fantastic regardless of whether you’ve read their books. Also not Scottish and technically hasn’t had his debut novel published yet but Richard Osman was a lot of fun to listen to and he’ll be doing the rounds about then.

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