The Bloody Brunch

Presented by the Times and Sunday Times Crime Club

The Bloody Brunch returns! Celebrate the weekend in style with a ticket to both Sunday morning events at the Festival, and a complimentary Bloody Mary from Big Tom and Ghost Vodka.

A combo ticket will give you access to:

Crime Club Crime Club Crime Club

It’s difficult to make a good Bloody Mary consistently when making from scratch glass by glass because you need to combine several ingredients in small quantities. With Big Tom you get it right first time…every time.

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir is an international writing sensation and ‘Iceland’s crime queen’ (The Scotsman). Author of the bestselling Thora Gudmundsdottir crime series and several stand-alone thrillers, she is a master of atmosphere who suffuses addictive procedural stories with the isolation and desolateness of her native country. We are delighted to welcome Yrsa to Norwich for the first time as the inaugural UNESCO Noirwich Writer in Residence, to discuss the relationship between place and environment in her writing. Please join us for this very special event exploring her world of dark, extraordinary and chilling Icelandic Noir.

From Agatha Christie’s deadly champagne cyanide to the grotesque culinary proclivities of Hannibal Lecter, food and crime have always been a popular pairing in fiction. Take a seat at the chef’s table as M. J. Carter and Martin Walker embark on a palatable journey through crime fiction with a tasty twist: focusing on Walker’s Inspector Bruno, Chief of Police and gourmet cook.

Why do some historical periods attract particularly high body counts? If time is said to heal all wounds, what draws so many writers towards novels set in the past? Join E C Fremantle, Alex Reeve and Laura Shepherd-Robinson for a discussion on what drew them to historical crime fiction, the discoveries made through research, and how important plausibility and authenticity are when writing a good story.

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