Crime Central Returns Thursday 26th May!

The big question this month is time, and the challenges of writing in the past, the present and the future – along with the usual insider info, anecdotes and laughs.

Manchester Libraries and your host Rob Parker are delighted to welcome to Crime Central the authors Gytha Lodge, Sarah Moorhead and Stuart Turton!


Gytha Lodge

Gytha Lodge is a Sunday Times bestselling writer and multi-award-winning playwright who lives in Cambridge. After studying creative writing at UEA, she was shortlisted for the Yeovil Literary Prize and the Arts’ Council England fiction awards, and developed a large online following for her young adult and children’s writing, with over seven million reads accrued on platform Wattpad.

Sarah Moorhead

Born in Liverpool, S.E.Moorhead has told stories since childhood and uses writing as bubblegum for her over-active brain – to keep it out of trouble. Fascinated by meaning, motivation and mystery, she studied Theology at university, and is the author of the near- future crime thriller, Witness X.

Stuart Turton

Stuart Turton is an English author and journalist. His first novel, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle was a bestseller internationally and won a number of awards including the First Novel Award at the 2018 Costa Book Awards. His second novel The Devil and the Dark Water, was The Times Book of the Year, a BBC Radio 2 Book Club pick and has since been longlisted for the Theakstons prize for novel of the year.


Bringing the best from all over!

Featuring the best and brightest crime writing talent both locally and from around the country – the big names are all coming to Manchester!

Go behind the scenes!

Showcasing blockbuster bestsellers, emerging talent and industry insiders, Crime Central will share the real story of what goes on in the crime world.

Meet your favourite authors!

With giveaways, audience interaction, book signings, the chance to ask questions and more – while bringing a crime fiction buzz back to this great northern city.