If you are anywhere near Bristol this evening then make your way to the Shakespeare Tavern on Prince Street for the May edition of BristolCon Fringe. This is a crime special, and our guest readers will be Paul Cornell and Martyn Waites.
Paul should be familiar to all of you. He’ll be reading from his forthcoming novel, Who Killed Sherlock Holmes, which I talked to him about on the radio the other week. It is, of course, the latest in the Shadow Police series, and I enjoyed it a lot. Paul is doing launch events for the book at Forbidden Planet in London on Thursday and Bristol on Saturday.
Martyn is more of a straight crime guy and has an impressive track record. He’s also a former TV actor, and he’s definitely One Of Us. I want to talk to him about this book. He also moonlights as crime writer, Tania Carver. There are not many male authors around who use a female pen name, so I’ll be interested to ask about this when we get to the Q&A.
All of which can be taken to imply that yes, I will be hosting the event as usual. 7:30pm start. See you all there.