Lyme Crime is a brand-new festival that aims to celebrate the best crime and thriller fiction and examine the real-world issues that find their way onto the page. In a series of panels and conversations, festival visitors will hear from authors as well as lawyers, judges, police officers and forensic specialists.
The festival launched online in June 2020 and returns with occasional live events in 2021, followed by a full, three-day festival in 2022. The weekend will include Noir at the Bar, an evening in a local pub where crime writers (established, emerging and would-be) will read from their work.
Lyme Regis Bookshop, the local independent bookseller, will be on hand to sell participating authors' titles throughout the festival.