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Malice Domestic - May 1-3, 2015 - Bethesda, Maryland by (Malice Domestic 01 May 2015 / ) - From the website: Established in 1989, Malice Domestic® is an annual "fun fan" convention in metropolitan Washington, D.C., saluting the traditional mystery—books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie. The genre is loosely defined as mysteries which contain no explicit sex or excessive gore or violence.

Guest of Honor: Charles Todd
Toastmaster: Toni L.P. Kelner
Lifetime Achievement: Sara Paretsky
Fan Guest of Honor: William L. Starck
International Guest of Honor: Anne Cleeves
Malice Remembers: Patricia Moyes
(Source: Malice Domestic)

Crimefest - May 14-17, 2015 - Bristol, UK by (Crimefest 14 May 2015 / ) - Lee Child, Maj Sjöwall, James Runcie and Sophie Hannah are among the top names set to speak at this year’s CrimeFest convention in Bristol, 14th-17th May.

The UK’s biggest crime fiction convention will see over 400 authors, agents, publishers and crime fiction fans from across the globe descend on the city for a jam-packed four days, including over fifty curated panels and speaking events. The international Bristol-based event runs across four days at the Marriott Royal Hotel, and has been named as one of the best festivals in the world by The Guardian. The event has featured in The Independent’s ‘The 50 Best Festivals’ and is one of the most popular dates in the crime publishing calendar.

The convention also includes a Pitch an Agent strand, a literary agent speed-dating session where unpublished authors can present their ideas in a Dragon’s Den style session. Those wishing to pen their own crime novel can take part in a Crime Writing Day, which includes sessions with agents and editors, optional manuscript assessments and a workshop with bestselling crime writers M.R. Hall and William Ryan.

This year’s panels include ‘Crime Pays In Audio’ with Doctor Who companion Freema Agyeman representing narrators of audiobooks; explorations of sex in crime fiction and the Euro Noir phenomenon with Barry Forshaw; and, in association with the International Thriller Writers, Lee Child battles it out with Chris Ewan, Tom Harper, Zoë Sharp and Yrsa Sigurdardóttir to discover ‘Brains Or Brawn, Who Kicks Best Ass’.

(Source: Crimefest)

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