New Tickets For ‘First Monday’ Crime In London



There are crime writing events all around the country, but curiously London hasn’t had many. This is something the lovely people at Goldsboro Books have put right with their First Monday events, which are on their way to becoming London’s key crime writing nights.

The event back again on May 9th. The May line up features William Shaw (author of excellent thriller, The Birdwatcher), Jack Grimwood (aka award-winning Sci Fi writer and top chap Jon Courtenay Grimwood, author of the gripping Moskva) and Sarah Hilary (author of Someone Else’s Skin, winner of the Theakston’s 2015 Crime Novel of the Year.)  The evening will be chaired by Jake Kerridge (Daily Telegraph).

Riverrun Books, an imprint of Quercus, is a publishing list of high quality fiction and non-fiction and the best in crime writing, and they’re sponsoring us.

The evenings are a mix between a social event and a festival-style panel. First Mondays offer the crime fiction community – whether readers, writers or industry professionals – a place to meet, enjoy each other’s company and hear about the latest crime fiction.

It begins at 6.30pm on May 9th in the College Building of City University on St John Street (close to Angel Tube station). After the panels, the conversation spills over to a local hostelry. The intent of the night is to create a knowledgeable and substantial audience for a social event which is also an opportunity for publishers and authors to promote new crime fiction.

Tickets are just a deep sea diver (£5) and there’s been such good response that the event is now in a bigger hall on the site, so there are now tickets available again! Come along and introduce yourself to us, ask questions and let’s show the rest of the country that London hosts great crime writing events too!

Tickets are available here.

5 comments on “New Tickets For ‘First Monday’ Crime In London”

  1. Helen Martin says:

    The 9th is a First Monday?
    Please note that one of the Mind the Gap voices has passed away. Mr. Sayers was a Piccadilly, Jubilee, and Northern Line voice as well as being a voice on some regional systems. His wife described his voice as “RP but not posh.”
    Just felt it needed to be noted.

  2. snowy says:

    The 9th is the first Monday that is not a public holiday, May 2nd is May Day, so we are all obliged to wrap ribbons round poles and other pagan stuff that day.

    His passing was noted over here, [there is a link up there to an ep. of the weekly obit slot on the Beeb which mentioned him. Same week as Squiggle and Vicky Wood;, so he got pushed down the order. It was also in the news on the day he died.]

  3. admin says:

    Just to clarify, the First Monday moniker doesn’t apply this month as Snowy has pointed out. Second Monday First Monday doesn’t sound so catchy.

  4. Wayne Mook says:

    I always preferred the Russian May-Day when they wheeled out big missiles,

    Good luck with the night Admin, sounds good,


  5. Helen Martin says:

    Okay. I wasn’t aware it was a holiday in Britain. We were in Aachen for May Day and the trees were all tied with ribbons.

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