June 3-9: Canada. Toronto/North York
Toronto International Festival of Authors: Motive Crime & Mystery Festival
Friday 3rd, 5.00PM. In conversation with Linwood Barclay
Friday 3rd, 7.30 PM. The Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers In Concert
Saturday 4th, 1.00 PM. The Re-Read. Mark Billingham on The Maltese Falcon
Tuesday 7th, Time TBC. North York. The Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers In Concert
June 12: Blood Brothers Big Book Blowout
8.00 PM. In conversation with Will Dean
June 14: Warwick Books
6.30 PM. 24 Market Pl, Warwick CV34 4SL
With MW Craven
June 18: Borders Book Festival, Melrose
9.15 PM. Billingham & Brookmyre. With Chris Brookmyre
June 20: Under The Covers With Mark Billingham
6.30 PM. The House Of St Barnabas. 1, Greek St, London.
June 21: Brighton Crime Wave
7.00 PM. Waterstones. 71-74 North St, Brighton BN1 1ZA
With Tim Weaver
June 22: Trinity Theatre Tunbridge Wells
8.00 PM. Church Rd, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1JP
Page To Screen. With Fiona Cummins and Louise Candlish
June 29: Essex Book Festival
7.30 PM. Billericay Library, High Street Billericay, CM12 9AB
Mark Billingham discusses The Murder Book
July 21-23: Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate
July 29: Armagh. Crime Fiction Special
8.30 PM. John Hewitt International Summer Scheme, Crime Fiction Special
The Market Place, Armagh, Northern Ireland.
With Val McDermid and Stuart Neville
August 5-6: Bute Noir
Various events including The Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers In Concert
August 7: Fringe By The Sea, North Berwick
Time TBC. The Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers In Concert
August 8-11: Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Details TBC. The Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers In Concert
New Town Theatre, George St, Edinburgh.
August 21: Edinburgh International Book Festival
8.15 PM. Mark Billingham: The Murder Book
North Side Theatre, Edinburgh.
September 2-4: Spike Island Literary Festival
Spike Island, Cork, Ireland.
Details TBC. Event with John Connolly
September 20: Appledore Book Festival
Appledore, Devon. Details TBC
September 30-October 2: Capital Crime, London
November 17-20: Iceland Noir
Friday 18, 8.00 PM. With Richard Osman
So, while the pandemic is far from over (whatever Boris Johnson thinks), restrictions are easing and the likes of me are now free to travel hither and indeed yon, shamelessly pimping our bookish wares and showing off at the drop of a hat. Any old hat. See left for details of exactly where and when said ‘showing off’ will be taking place in the coming months…
Thanks to all those who bought, borrowed or stole a copy of RABBIT HOLE when it came out last year or did the same when it appeared in paperback in 2022. I could not be more thrilled that it is currently sitting on the longlist for both the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year and the CWA Gold Dagger. If it fails to make the shortlists, I promise to shut up about it. I am gearing up for publication of the next book in a couple of months. THE MURDER BOOK, which sees the return of Tom Thorne, will be published on June 9 in the UK and on July 5 in the US. I will be gobbing off about this one a great deal, so apologies in advance.
The fact that things are looking up pandemic-wise also means the return of live music. This, in turn means that The Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers – the rawking beat combo featuring myself, Val McDermid, Luca Veste, Doug Johnstone, Stuart Neville and Chris Brookmyre – are once again murdering songs for fun at whichever book festival or music venue will have us. We have plenty of gigs coming up in the next few months, so I hope if there’s a show near you, you can come on down and jump around as you witness a full-on musical mid-life crisis unfolding before your very eyes. Should you fancy a glimpse of us taking on an Elvis Costello classic, there is footage of us performing on a TV show on the SHOWING OFF page of this very website.
The next book (though not quite ‘done’) is delivered and there will be more details about what’s coming in 2023 in a newsletter which I PROMISE to send out very shortly. If you’re on my mailing list, I hope you’ll forgive the dearth of such things in the last couple of years due to the fact that – lockdowns and bad hair aside – there wasn’t much in the way of news.
I hope to see some of you at a book event or a FLCW gig soon, but in the meantime social media remains the easiest way to make contact if you want to say hello or just shout at me about something.
As ever, you can email me through this website at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay well and happy reading…