Crime In The Court Crime @GoldsboroBooks 2015 – What a great night! #IBW2015

David Headley opens Crime in the Court

David Headley opens Crime in the Court

Fabulous independent bookstore Goldsboro Books in London held their hugely popular Crime in the Crime evening last night. I’ve heard loads of great things about the event before, but yesterday was my first time going along to one.

It was a wonderful evening. With over 70 crime writers in attendance and around 400 people filling the gorgeous bookstore and all the outside space in shop-lined Cecil Court (luckily a pedestrians only street!) it was a friendly, fun and swelteringly hot London night out.

David Headley – Goldsboro owner and literary agent – was the perfect host. With free drinks and the shop’s beautiful shelves to browse, plus lots of laughter and the perfect opportunity to catch up with crime writers and readers – it was a crime fiction addict’s heaven!

Attending authors included: Rebecca Whitney, Elizabeth Haynes, Terry Stiastny, Susan Wilkins, Clare Mackintosh, Antonia Hodgson, Louise Millar, Christobel Kent, Kate Rhodes, RC Bridgestock, Charles Cumming, SD Sykes, William Shaw, V.M.Giambanco, Ali Knight, Elly Griffiths, L.C.Tyler, Dreda Say Mitchell & Tony Mason, Elena Forbes, Julia Crouch, Mick Herron, Colette McBeth, T.R.Richmond, Vaseem Khan, Jenny Blackhurst, Robin Blake, Sabine Durrant, JS Law, Clare Carson, Erin Kelly, Jane Lythell, Stuart Prebble, Simon Toyne, Anya Lipska, Fergus McNeill, SJI Holliday, Helen Giltrow, Claire McGowan, Eva Dolan, Mark Billingham, SJ Watson, Sharon Bolton, Renee Knight, David Hewson, Emma Kavanagh, Sarah Hilary, Alison Joseph, Cal Moriaty, Saul Black, Diana Bretherick, Rod Reynolds and Mark Hill.

crime writers Helen Giltrow, Rod Reynolds & Mark Hill

crime writers Helen Giltrow, Rod Reynolds, Mark Hill (with a copy of Rod’s debut The Dark Inside – out in September)

Definitely an event I’ll put in my calendar again for next year!

In the meantime, be sure to visit Goldsboro Books at Cecil Court, London (just a minute walk from Leicester Square tube) or hop on over to their website at www.goldsborobooks.com

6 thoughts on “Crime In The Court Crime @GoldsboroBooks 2015 – What a great night! #IBW2015

  1. cleopatralovesbooks says:

    I had a lovely evening and for me the highlight was having a wonderful chat with Renee Knight, a lovely lady as well as a fantastic author. I also got to meet fellow blogger Bibliobeth and chatted non-stop as if we’d known each other for ages. Lovely post!

  2. crimeworm says:

    You were there too?! Damn, I’d have been as interested in meeting my fave bloggers as well as the authors! Cleo, I know Bloody Scotland is SO far, but it’d be awesome if you could come too – CTG is attending, I believe, and doubtless others.

      • crimeworm says:

        Ditto here! I know, I appreciate Stirling’s such a distance for you – I’m sure we’ll get to a crime fiction festival at the same time at some point! All the great bookie things seem to happen in London. I’m swithering about Edinburgh, as I’ve got friends there who’re big readers, but I just think it’d be too big – I doubt my leg could cope with all the walking and standing! But I do look at the programme every year and think about it…!

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