Sunday 16 September, 3.30pm
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall, Norwich
Free entry – please book in advance

Join us for the finale of the festival and help celebrate our fifth birthday in a fun hour of readings, crime-fiction-flavoured chat and the big reveal of our Noirwich flash fiction competition winners. Topping the bill is New York Times bestseller Elizabeth Haynes, who will read from her new novel The Murder of Harriet Monckton – based on a crime that was never solved. There will also be short readings from local crime authors.

An ideal chance to meet and mingle with the writers, readers and fans who all make Noirwich such a special festival.

Note: this event is not part of the Noirwich Season Pass.


About Elizabeth Haynes

Elizabeth Haynes is former police intelligence analyst who lives in Norfolk with her husband and son. Her first novel, Into the Darkest Corner, was Amazon’s Best Book of the Year 2011 and a New York Times bestseller. Now published in 37 countries, it was originally written as part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), an online challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. She has written a further three psychological thrillers—Revenge of the Tide, Human Remains and Never Alone—and two novels in the DCI Louisa Smith series, Under a Silent Moon and Behind Closed Doors.

Her new novel, The Murder of Harriet Monckton is based on an unsolved murder in 1843 and will be published in September 2018.


‘Haynes is one of those “just one more chapter”; all-night-reading writers. Her acute understanding of human nature under stress is delicious, her plotting ingenious and trustworthy.’ – Alex Marwood

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