Lyme Crime is a brand new crime & thriller festival launching in June 2020 at the Marine Theatre, in historic Lyme Regis.
The festival will bring the very best talents in crime & thriller fiction to Lyme Regis for a relaxed weekend of talks, conversations, panels and other events, including Noir at the Bar, an evening in a local pub where crime writers (established, emerging and would-be) will read from their work. Serendip, the town's independent bookseller, will set up shop in the theatre for the weekend, so visitors can buy signed copies of participating authors' titles.
Lyme Crime aims to be an annual event which draws crime & thriller authors and readers to the town to celebrate what is now the UK's favourite fiction genre. The festival will embrace it broadly, featuring authors writing every shade of crime - psychological, procedural, historic, Gothic, spy, cosy and more. It will also bring leading figures from the police and forensic professions to shed light on other aspects of this fascinating subject.