Events from 2018

11-13 January – Baker Street Irregulars annual Sherlock Holmes weekend 

Yale Club, New York City 

Martin will be the Distinguished Speaker at the Gala Dinner on 12 January

The Golden Age of Murder 

5 February, 7.30 pm, Warrington Literary and Philosophical Society, Cairo Street, Warrington

My Life of Crime

8 February, 6.30 pm, Penketh Library, Warrington

CWA Northern Chapter lunch 

Crown Hotel, Boroughbridge 

11 February

Detection Club members’ AGM Brown’s Court Room, and dinner, Garrick Club 

1 March, London

Golden Age of Crime 

9-11 March, Essex Book Festival, Southend on Sea 

Martin will be take part in an Edmund Crispin panel on Saturday and chair a CWA panel on Sunday

My Life of Crime

12 April, 7 pm, Frodsham Library, Cheshire

CWA Annual Conference 

13-15 April, Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury 

Martin will chair the CWA members’ AGM

My Life of Crime 

2 pm, 20 April, Knowsley Library, Merseyside

27-29 April – Malice Domestic 30 

Washington DC 

Martin will take part in panels and events during the convention

The Craft of Crime Writing – Workshop 

2 pm, Friday 11 May – Guernsey

The Golden Age of Murder 

7 pm, Friday 11 May – Guernsey Library, St Peter Port

The Golden Age of Murder 

4.30 pm Saturday 12 May – Jersey Library, St Helier

My Life of Crime

7 pm, 16 May, Stockton Heath Library

CrimeFest 2018 

17-20 May, Marriott Hotel, Bristol 

Martin will take part in panels and hosting the CWA Daggers longlist announcements

HeadRead Literarture Festival, Tallinn, Estonia 

23-27 May, Martin will take part in the Festival and a conversation with Sophie Hannah chaired by Jason Goodwin

Alibis in the Archives 

8-10 June, Gladstone Library, Hawarden 

Martin will talk about crime writing heritage during the conference

CWA former Chairs private dinner

1 pm, 12 June, London

Detection Club summer dinner 

13 June, Garrick Club, London

Bodies from the Library 

16 June, British Library 

Martin will talk about the life and work of Richard Hull

My Life of Crime

19 June, Sandiway Library, Cheshire, 7 pm: part of Northwich Literary Festival

Lake District Crime afternoon 

20 June, Kirby Lonsdale, Cumbria, Martin will host afternoon tea in aid of Mencap, details tba

Lymm Festival: From Classic to Contemporary Crime 

28 June, Lymm Hotel, 7.30 pm

Martin will chair a discussion with Sarah Ward and Kate Ellis

Theakston’s Crime Writing Festival 

19-22 July, Harrogate

Martin will take part in a panel organised by the Society of Authors at the Majestic Hotel on Saturday 21 July.

Dorothy L Sayers Society Conference 

4 August, Lancaster. 

Martin will be conference guest of honour


6-9 September, St Petersburg, Florida

Jersey Festival of Words

2 pm, 28 September, Writers’ Workshop, St Helier Library

6.30 pm, 28 September, The Making of a Crime Novel, St Helier Library

Salisbury Literary Festival

Dorothy L. Sayers – and me

7 pm, Salisbury Playhouse

The Golden Age of Murder

22 October, 7 pm at Birkenhead Central Library, Wirral

The Golden Age of Murder

23 October, 8 pm, Highgate Literary and Scientific Institute, London

CWA Daggers Awards 

7 pm, 25 October, Grange City Hotel, London 

Martin will host the annual CWA Daggers Awards ceremony

Oxford University Society, London

My Life of Crime 

7 November, 7.30 pm, French Protestant Church, Soho Square

Detection Club Annual Dinner for members and guests 

7.30 pm, 8 November, Ritz Hotel

Slaughter in Surrey

9 November, 7 pm, Woking Library, Martin will talk about classic and contemporary crime writing

Iceland Noir

2 pm, 1 November, The Agatha panel: Martin will talk about Golden Age fiction on a panel moderated by Iceland’s Prime Minister, Karin Jakobsdottir

Crime Writing Workshop

10 am, Blue Cap Hotel, Sandiway, Cheshire

Martin will conduct a workshop for Vale Royal Writers’ Group