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Sat 29th & Sun 30th Sept 2018 @ Morecambe Winter Gardens


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Morecambe BID & Attic Door Productions present

2018 Authors & Guests

Below you'll find details of all the fantastic authors and guests who'll be joining us for M&V 2018!

For our 2017 list of authors, click here.

Graham Bartlett

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Graham is a Sunday Times Best Selling author and crime/police procedural advisor. His thirty-year police career inspired him to write the non-fiction "Death Comes Knocking – Policing Roy Grace’s Brighton," a gripping account of what it is like to police one of the UK’s most cosmopolitan cities, Brighton and Hove.

In addition, he works with TV writers and producers in helping them achieve accuracy and authenticity while preserving their compelling drama.


To find out more about Graham, visit his website


Or, you can follow him on Twitter @GrahamBSDLM


Kate Bendelow

Kate is a writer, poet and author of The Real CSI: A Forensic Handbook for Crime Writers. A serving crime scene investigator with over 15 years experience, Kate also lectures to crime writers wishing to add authenticity and accuracy to their work.


Kate is currently working on the first of a fictional crime trilogy. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Greater Manchester.


You can follow Kate on Twitter: @katiebumpz

Paul Burston

Paul Burston

Paul Burston published four critically-acclaimed, blackly comic novels before turning to the dark side. His first crime novel is 'The Black Path', which was described by the Huffington Post as "an intense, tightly calibrated thriller" and by Real Crime Magazine as "original, fresh, tightly-plotted and throughly enjoyable"


He is the curator and host of award-winning literary salon Polari at London's Southbank Centre, and founder of The Polari First Book Prize for new writing.


Born in Yorkshire and raised in South Wales, he now divides his time between London and Hastings.


You can find out more about Paul by visiting his website


Or, follow him on Twitter @PaulBurston

MW Craven

Mike Craven

Although he was born in Cumbria, Mike Craven grew up in the North East before running away to join the army when he turned sixteen. After training as an armourer for two and a half years, he spent the next ten travelling the world having fun. In 1995 he left the army and completed a degree in social work, with specialisms in criminology, psychology and substance misuse.


In 1999 he joined Cumbria Probation Service as a probation officer, working his way up to chief officer grade. Sixteen years later, he took the plunge and accepted redundancy to concentrate on writing. He now has entirely different motivations for trying to get inside the minds of criminals.


Mike's upcoming novel, The Puppet Show (available June 2018) has already been snapped up for a TV adaptation by Studio Lambert.


You can find out more about Mike via his website -

Or, you can follow him on Twitter - @MWCravenUK

Robert Daws

Robert Daws

Robert Daws is a British theatre and television actor best known for his roles in TV series such as the award-winning Outside Edge, Jeeves and Wooster, Roger,Roger, The Royal, Rock and Chips, Casualty, Midsomer Murders, Sword of Honour, Take A Girl Like You and most recently, as Dr Thomas Choake in Poldark. His most recent theatre work includes Michael Frayn’s Alarms and Excursions, The Secret of Sherlock Holmes and Yes Prime Minister in London’s West End.


Robert's first crime novella, The Rock, made the top of the Amazon bestseller list five times and is currently being developed for television.


You can find out more about Robert by visiting his website -

Or, follow him on Twitter - @RobertDaws

Sam Eades

Sam Eades

Sam Eades is Editorial Director at Trapeze Books, a new imprint of Orion Publishing Group. Launched in October 2016, Trapeze publishes the very best commercial fiction and non-fiction.


Sam is looking for standout voices in a number of genres including crime, psychological suspense, grounded SF, reading group and women's fiction. Authors include Jem Lester, Tilly Bagshawe, Sharon Bolton, Tami Hoag as well as rising stars Luke Allnutt and Daniel Cole, whose debut novels have sold in over 30 countries worldwide.


You can follow Sam on Twitter - @SamEades

Frances Brody

Frances Brody

Frances Brody is the author of nine popular mystery novels set in 1920s Yorkshire, featuring Kate Shackleton, First World War widow turned detective. A WOMAN UNKNOWN was shortlisted for the Mary Higgins Clark Award. Suspense Magazine (USA) chose A DEATH IN THE DALES as their "Best of 2017" in the 'Cosy' category.


Frances started her writing life with stories and plays for radio and scripts for theatre and television. JEHAD, first produced by Manchester Library Theatre, was nominated for a Time Out award. Before "turning to crime", Frances wrote three historical novels. SISTERS ON BREAD STREET won the won the HarperCollins Elizabeth Elgin Award. In the second, SIXPENCE IN HER SHOE, Frances takes her character, Jess, to Silverdale and Morecambe.


You can find out more about Frances from her website -

Or, follow her on Twitter - @FrancesBrody

Mari Hannah

Mari Hannah

Scriptwriter and author Mari is published by Orion. Her awards include the Polari First Book Prize, a Northern Writers' Award and the CWA Dagger in the Library 2017. Her acclaimed Kate Daniels crime series is in development with Stephen Fry's production company, Sprout Pictures. Mari is reader-in-residence for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate. Her latest title THE LOST - first in a series featuring DI David Stone and DS Frankie Oliver - was published on March 22, 2018.


You can view her website here:

Or, you can follow Mari on Twitter - @Mariwriter

Sarah Hilary

Sarah Hilary

Sarah Hilary's debut, Someone Else's Skin, won Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year 2015 and was a World Book Night selection for 2016. The Observer's Book of the Month ("superbly disturbing") and a Richard & Judy Book Club bestseller, it has been published worldwide. No Other Darkness, the second in the series was shortlisted for a Barry Award in the US. Come and Find Me is the latest in the Marnie Rome series.


You can view Sarah's website at


Or, you can follow her on Twitter @Sarah_Hilary

Robert Parker

Robert Parker

Robert Parker is a married father of three, who lives in a village close to Manchester, UK. He has both a law degree and a degree in film and media production, and has worked in numerous employment positions, ranging from solicitor's agent (essentially a courtroom gun for hire), to a van driver, to a warehouse order picker, to a commercial video director.


He currently writes full time, while also making time to encourage new young readers and authors through readings and workshops at local schools and bookstores. In his spare time he adores pretty much all sport, boxing regularly for charity, loves fiction across all mediums, and his glass is always half full.


You can visit Robert's website at


Or, follow him on Twitter @robparkerauthor

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Hugh Fraser

Hugh Fraser is best known for playing Captain Hastings in Agatha Christie’s ‘Poirot’ and the Duke of Wellington in ‘Sharpe’.


His films include Patriot Games, 101 Dalmatians, The Draughtsman’s Contract and Clint Eastwood’s Firefox. In the theatre he has appeared in Teeth’n’Smiles at the Royal Court and Wyndhams and in several roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has also narrated many of Agatha Christie’s novels as audio books.


He has now written three books in the Rina walker series – Harm, Threat and Malice. Stealth is due in autumn 2018.


You can follow Hugh on Twitter: @realhughfraser 

Hugh Fraser