Whether you're a budding writer yourself or simply interested in the creative processes of others, this night will focus on providing insight into how these authors write, and what it's like to be an author at the start of your career.
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton: Evelyn Hardcastle will die every day until Aiden can identify her killer and break the cycle. But each time the day begins again, Aiden wakes in the body of a different person - and someone is determined to stop him ever escaping Blackheath. An original high-concept murder mystery, from prize winning writer, and freelance journalist Stuart Turton.
The House on Half Moon Street by Alex Reeve: Leo Stanhope has a secret to keep, Leo was born Charlotte the daughter of a respectable reverend in Victorian England but knowing he was meant to be a man he fled. Now, established in London as a coroner’s assistant, Leo’s lover has been murdered. Accused and fighting to uncover the truth surrounding Maria’s death he must work to conceal the secret that could cost him his life.
The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell: Newly married, newly widowed Elsie is sent to see out her pregnancy at her late husband’s crumbling country estate with only her husband’s awkward cousin for company - or so she thinks. For inside her new home lies a locked room, and beyond that door lies a two-hundred-year-old diary and a deeply unsettling painted wooden figure that bears a striking resemblance to Elsie herself.
The event will be chaired by best-selling author Stephanie Merritt, best known for her series of historical crime novels under the pseudonym S. J. Parris. Her latest novel is While You Sleep.