Literary Lunch with Crime Writers | Janice Hallett & Sophie Hannah with Alex Clark

Wed 19 Apr 2023 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm

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Sophie Hannah & Janice Hallett
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Alex Clark

Love a good plot twist? Then join us for lunch in the Ballroom, where two modern-day queens of crime, Janice Hallett and Sophie Hannah, will share the literary secrets of writing their latest ingenious whodunits.  

The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels is the new mystery phenomenon from Janice Hallett, bestselling author of The AppeaI and The Twyford Code. A labyrinthine, twist-laden mystery focusing on a true-crime writer investigating the historic case of a disturbing cult, the story of the Alperton Angels is far from over… 

Sophie Hannah’s latest standalone psychological thriller The Couple at the Table is set at an exclusive couple’s-only resort. Who might be about to commit the perfect impossible murder?  

A two-course lunch plus a glass of wine is included. The event will take place in the Ballroom at the University Arms Hotel. 

Tables will be arranged in groups of 10, you will be allocated seats. There will be a seat plan upon arrival.

Benefactor & Patron complimentary tickets cannot be redeemed against events at the University Arms.

Venue: University Arms

Duration: 1hr 30mins

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Author biography

Janice Hallet studied English at UCL, and spent several years as a magazine editor, winning two journalism awards. She then worked in government communications for the Cabinet Office, Home Office and Department for International Development. After gaining an MA in screenwriting at Royal Holloway, she co-wrote the feature film Retreat and went on to write the Shakespearean stage comedy NetherBard, as well as a number of plays for London’s new-writing theatres. Her debut novel, The Appeal, was a Sunday Times bestseller, a Waterstones Thriller of the Month and Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month. Her second novel, The Twyford Code, was published in 2022 and was an instant bestseller. When not indulging her passion for global travel, she is based in West London. @JaniceHallett 

Sophie Hannah is a bestselling crime writer whose books are published in 51 countries and have sold millions of copies worldwide. She is the author of the new series of Hercule Poirot continuation novels, commissioned by Agatha Christie’s family, and a fifth is coming soon. Sophie’s murder mystery musical, ‘The Mystery of Mr E’ will be released as a movie in late 2023/early 2024. She is also a bestselling poet who has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot Award, a self-help writer, creator and host of the podcast How To Hold A Grudge, and the founder of the Dream Author Coaching programme for writers. She lives with her husband, children and dog in Cambridge, England, where she is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College.

Chair biography

Alex Clark is a broadcaster and journalist, who writes for many publications including the Guardian, the Observer, and the Times Literary Supplement. She is a co-host on the Graham Norton Book Club for Audible and hosts the TLS podcast. She is a professional chairperson and appears all over the UK at Cheltenham, Hay and the Southbank Centre. Alex is a festival honorary patron.