On Thursday, October 17, I’ll be appearing at the Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival with fellow crime author Martin Edwards. We’re giving a talk entitled A Brief History of Crime, starting at 6pm.

Join Zoë Sharp and Martin Edwards on an historical tour of crime fiction, its rise to popularity and the enduring interest in all things murder, kidnap and conspiracy. Our event takes place in the perfect setting for a vintage crime novel: The Royal Toby Hotel.

Our event is followed by Sophie Hannah speaking about Agatha Christie, Poirot and Me. You can buy a double-bill ticket if you’d like to come to both events, which are being held at The Royal Toby Hotel on Manchester Road, Rochdale, OL11 3HF.

You can book tickets here.