Murderous Medway Panel 5 – Lines of Duty

21st September 2019

Kent Police detective Lisa Cutts talks to former police intelligence analyst Elizabeth Haynes and former WPC Gina Kirkham about how much freedom they can allow artistic licence to override procedures when crafting their novels. 

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Mark Billingham to headline our Crime Writers’ Day

Our first dedicated crime writing festival is shaping up to be a belter!

Mark Billingham photo

Top crime writer Mark Billingham will be headlining, topping off an exciting day of panels around all aspects of crime writing.

Mark will be in conversation with our Patron, author and serving detective, Lisa Cutts, whose latest book, Lost Lives, is being released later this year by Simon and Schuster.

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Meet our Patron – Lisa Cutts, crime author

Lisa Cutts, Patron, Rochester Literature Festival

A fortuitous meeting in support of a book shop in Maidstone, and a conversation with a mutual friend in Medway Libraries, saw destiny strike while searching for a suitable Patron for our festival.

Lisa Cutts is a new star of the crime writing genre, with her third novel, Mercy Killing – featuring the East Rise Incident Room -due for release by Simon and Schuster on October 20, coinciding nicely with our fourth festival, Written Worlds, Inspiring Places (1-9 October).

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