Crime at Firle Vintage Fair

Firle Vintage Fair this year plays host to four crime authors on Sunday 11th August 2019 at the Talking Tent, as they talk about the tricks of their trade, the importance (or otherwise) of reviews, where their plot ideas come from, and much, much more. On the panel are the criminally good William Shaw, Ali Carter and Dorothy Koonson, with me (Patrick Easter) in the Moderator’s chair. Entry to the... read more

Marchioness Victims Remembered

A new memorial remembering  all those who  lost their lives in the River Thames, including the fifty-one victims of the Marchioness 1989 disaster a is to be dedicated  at a special ceremony at  All Hallows by the Tower, in the City of London  on Tuesday 25th June 2019. Former Thames Police officer Robert Jeffries whose whose idea this was, said, ‘I wanted some permanent reminder of the countless... read more

Police Open Museum Doors

The River Police at Wapping will again be opening the doors of their museum to the public as part of the annual Wapping Shindig celebrations on Saturday 13th July 2019 at 11am. They will  close again at 5pm. Entry is free. This year, for the first time, I’ll be explaining the political and social conditions that led to the formation of the world’s first professional civilian police force in... read more

Firle Vintage Festival 2019 to include Author Pavilion

The Firle Vintage Festival in East Sussex this year runs from Friday 8th August to Sunday 11th August and for the first time plays host to a number of internationally known authors who will be at the Spoken Word Pavilion talking about their work. Copies of the authors’ books will be on sale during the festival including all the Tom Pascoe series. Entry to the pavilion is free. As I write, the... read more

The Editing Process

It’s not unusual to have a manuscript sent back by the editor, covered in pithy comments designed to improve the finished product. But the prospect of re-visiting a book one has slaved over for almost a year is seldom a joyous one. I’m currently in that phase with Virginia Street, the first draft of which was finished at the beginning of 2016. The comment from my agent was short and to the... read more

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