Two bestselling US crime writers team up for York gig

Alafair Burke (left) and Laura Lippman head to York Explore
2 Jul 2018 @ 1.34 pm
| Entertainment

Two bestselling US crime writers are joining forces for one last heist – no, sorry, that should read ‘for one night at York Explore’.

Laura Lippman and Alafair Burke are coming to the UK for the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival and have agreed to pay us a visit in York on the way.

Wendy Kent of York Explore said:

Laura Lippman and Alafair Burke

Laura and Alafair are both New York Times bestselling writers of chilling psychological thrillers and we are thrilled that they are coming.

This is a very rare opportunity to meet two fantastic authors who are good friends and join in their conversation about their writing inspiration, motivation and process.

Every major award

Laura Lippman has been awarded every major prize in crime fiction. Her latest book is Sunburn.

A woman walks out on her family and appears in a new town with a new job and a new friend who knows more about her than any new friend should. How many times has she done this before and who are the shadowy figures so interested in her whereabouts?

Alafair Burke is the New York Times best-selling author of 16 novels, including her most recent, The Wife.

A woman marries a brilliant economics professor, seizing the chance to leave her tragic past behind. Six years later everything begins to unravel when an accusation against her husband forces her to decide whether she can afford to support him and risk her past being revealed.