Elizabeth Haynes and Peter Adamson at Brighton Crime Wave


To celebrate Brighton Crime Wave, two Myriad authors will be presenting their extraordinary novels at Waterstones Brighton.

In The Murder of Harriet Monckton (Sept 2018), Elizabeth Haynes turns the skills she honed working for many years as a police analyst to an unsolved historical murder, which occurred, weirdly coincidentally, on 6 November, 1843. Elizabeth is a great favourite with readers. Her New York Times best-selling debut novel, Into the Darkest Corner, won both Amazon’s Book of the Year and Amazon’s Rising Star Award. She is also a great proponent of NaNoWriMo, so this is a perfect event for anyone tackling their 2018 novel-in-a-month.

‘I loved The Murder of Harriet Monckton; what a tour de force! I’m blown away. Elizabeth Haynes completely transported me to that time and place. I also found the novel incredibly moving and I’m so glad to know Harriet’s story. The novel is an absolute triumph.’ Elly Griffiths

Elizabeth will be joined by Peter AdamsonThe Kennedy Moment, Peter’s third novel (Feb 2018), is a daring, ingenious and profoundly moving political thriller. Peter’s career – he founded New Internationalist magazine in the 1970s and was for sixteen years a Senior Adviser to the Executive Director of UNICEF – has put him at the very heart of international affairs, so no one is better qualified to write about world-spanning conspiracies and high-level plotting.

“Intelligent and thought-provoking, his new novel is a suspenseful and gripping tale with well-rounded characters and a plot that is outrageous yet plausible.” –Oxford Times

Tickets for this event are £3 and include a glass of wine on arrival. They are available online here, by emailing [email protected], by calling the Brighton Waterstones team on 01273 206017. You can also check the event on Facebook. Click ‘interested’ and receive any updates and developments!