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March 16 - March 17
  • Golden Age of Crime
  • Young Essex

Golden Age of Crime Weekend

Park Inn Palace Hotel and other venues
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Park Inn Palace Hotel and other venues, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2AL
Free – £39.95
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Get those diamonds and monocles at the ready for our Golden Age of Crime Weekend at the wonderful Park Inn Palace Hotel in Southend.

Amongst other literary delights, authors Stella Duffy and Jessica Fellowes will be talking about their latest books, Money in the Morgue and The Mitford Murders. Make sure you don’t miss out on our very first Murder Mystery Dinner, which fittingly will be taking place in The Ballroom.

For the young (and young at heart), we also have a children’s writing workshop and our Pop-Up Storytelling Armchair at Southend Children’s Library at The Forum, where author Rosie Sandler will be telling us all about Agatha Oddly and The Secret Key.



At Park Inn Palace Hotel

Sat 16 | 11.00 – 12.00pm | Charting CS Forester
Sat 16 | 1.30 – 2.45pm | Queens of Crime
Sat 16 | 3.30 – 4.30pm | Bright Young Dead, Jessica Fellowes
Sat 16 | 5.00 – 6.00pm | Gallows Court, Martin Edwards
Sat 16 | 7.30pm | Murder Mystery Dinner

Sun 17 | 10.00 – 11.30am | Introduction to Crime Writing workshop
Sun 17 | 12.00 – 1.00pm | Money in the Morgue, Stella Duffy
Sun 17 | 2.30 – 4.00pm | Criminally Good Afternoon Tea – Fiona Cummins

Golden Age of Crime at Essex Writers House (at Metal at Chalkwell Hall)

SUN 17 | 3.00pm | Granta Turns 40 with Stella Duffy



Young Essex at Southend Children’s Library

Sat 16  | 11.00 – 12.30pm | Creative Crime Writing Workshop
Sat 16  | 1.30 – 2.00pm | Pop-Up Storytelling Armchair

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Park Inn Palace Hotel and other venues
Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2AL