Capital Crime 2019 headline guests revealed

News - Festivals Thursday, 29 November 2018

Crime royalty Lynda La Plante and Peter James will appear at London's new crime and thriller festival next September

Lynda La Plante and Peter James have been announced as headline guests at Capital Crime 2019, London's new crime and thriller festival, which takes place at the Grand Connaught Rooms on the 26-28 September 2019.

David Headley, Capital Crime co-founder, said: "We're honoured to welcome Peter James and Lynda La Plante to Capital Crime. Revealing Capital Crime's first guests is a special moment and it's a privilege to be able to announce two of Britain's best-loved authors."

Lynda La Plante is an international bestselling author who transformed TV crime with Prime Suspect. Her breakthrough series, Widows, has recently been adapted as a major film. Peter James has sold more than 19 million books in 37 languages. He has had 13 Sunday Times No. 1s and has won more than 40 awards for his work. His new book, Absolute Proof, has been described by fellow author Lee Child as "sensational – the best what-if thriller since The Da Vinci Code."

Lynda La Plante and Peter James will be appearing in conversation with writer, broadcaster and journalist Barry Forshaw.

Adam Handy, Capital Crime co-founder, said: "I'm thrilled that Lynda La Plante and Peter James will be appearing at Capital Crime. They have done so much for the crime and thriller genre and I can't wait to hear the two of them in conversation."

Pictured: Lynda La Plante (cr Neil Genover)

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