Girls’ Own Adventures with Elizabeth Haynes at York Lit Fest


Elizabeth Haynes joins fellow crime writers Sophie Hannah, Nick Quantrill and Helen Cadbury at York Literature Festival to explore women in crime fiction — how women are portrayed as villains, victims, and detectives.

Elizabeth Haynes’ latest novel, Never Alone, has been praised by crime readers and writers alike and hailed as ‘a sublime masterclass in suspense’ (Clare Mackintosh). Her first novel, Into the Darkest Corner, was Amazon’s Best Book of the Year 2011 and a New York Times bestseller. Now published in 37 countries, it was originally written as part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), an online challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. Her second novel, Revenge of the Tide, was published by Myriad in 2012 and her third, Human Remains, in 2013. Under a Silent Moon, the first in Elizabeth Haynes’ Detective Inspector Louisa Smith series (Sphere), was published in 2014 and the second in the series, Behind Closed Doors, in 2015.

Tickets: £8
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This event is presented in partnership with the Mystery on the Rails season, running from March to September 2017 at the National Railway Museum, exploring the special place railways have in mystery and detective fiction.