An evening of crime fiction with Sophie Hannah and David Mark


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Times members joined us on March 3 for the next instalment of our Crime Club series of events with authors Sophie Hannah and David Mark.

Internationally bestselling crime writer and poet, Sophie Hannah, and international crime writer, David Mark, were in conversation with each other to discuss the psychology behind writing crime fiction, their creative process, and their latest releases. 

The queen of psychological suspense, Sophie Hannah, is returning with a chilling new Culver Valley crime novel featuring DC Simon Waterhouse and Sergeant Charlie Zailer. A killer that the police are calling ‘Billy Dead Mates’ is murdering pairs of best friends, one by one. He’s claimed four lives in as many months, and detectives are baffled. Even more baffling are the little white books Billy gives to his victims before killing them.

David Mark’s new novel, Dead Pretty, published in January. DS Aector McAvoy is following up on the disappearance of two girls – one is found, killed, but the other is still missing. McAvoy’s dogged determination means he won’t let either of them go until justice can be done. However, it won’t be long before both he and his boss, Detective Superintendent Trish Pharoah, find out some people have their own ideas of what justice means.