Crime writers aim to keep you on edge of your seat in Festival of Chichester thriller

Crime Writers Panel

An evening of intrigue is promised when a Chichester-based group of authors share the mystery of writing crime fiction.

CHINDI Network of local independent authors have organised their very first Crime Writers’ Panel as part of the Festival of Chichester, with topics of discussion to include what keeps a reader on the edge of their seat.

The event kicks off at 6.30pm in the upstairs lounge of Hennings Wine Merchants (53 North Street, Chichester, PO19 1NQ) with a glass of wine. Participating authors Christine Hammacott, Michael Parker and Helen Christmas aim to entertain as they explain the intricacies of crime writing, including global thrillers, mystery suspense, British noir and nail-biting psychological thrillers.

Christine writes in the genre of psychological crime thriller/suspense. Her debut novel ‘The Taste of Ash’ explores how ordinary people cope when they are thrown into extraordinary situations and crime infringes on their life.

Michael has been writing novels over a number of years and has several published titles. These include action packed adventures set across the globe as well as exciting military suspense thrillers filled with political intrigue.

Helen has written a British thriller series set across the decades. Part conspiracy, this is predominantly a mystery suspense that unravels over three decades from the 1970s to the opening years of the millennium.

She said: “Ever wondered what inspired us to write our stories? How we developed every plot, every twist, every character? Are our stories based on truth and events that unfolded in our own lives or are they simply a product of our imagination? We discuss whether our stories are driven by plot or characters, right down to the bones of our research, to give an insight into the mysterious world of thriller writing.”


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Carl Eldridge
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