Lisa Cutts and Elizabeth Haynes at Murderous Medway Crime Writing Festival


Kent Police detective Lisa Cutts will be in conversation with former police intelligence analyst Elizabeth Haynes and former WPC Gina Kirkham about how much freedom they can allow artistic licence to override procedures when crafting their novels at this year’s Rochester Lit Fest’s Murderous Medway Crime Writing Festival.

Lisa Cutts, author of the DC Nina Foster series, Never Forgetwinner of the 2014 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award for Best Thrillerand Remember, Remember, with her third and fourth novels Mercy Killing and Buried Secrets featuring the East Rise Incident Room.

Elizabeth Haynes is a former police intelligence analyst from Kent who now lives in Norfolk. Her first novel, Into the Darkest Corner, was Amazon’s Best Book of the Year 2011 and a New York Times bestseller.  She has written a further three psychological thrillersRevenge of the Tide, Human Remains and Never Aloneand two novels in the DCI Louisa Smith series, Under a Silent Moon and Behind Closed Doors.

Elizabeth’s latest novel, The Murder of Harriet Monckton, is based on an unsolved murder in 1843 and has just featured in The Times list: 100 Best Books for the Summer.

Tickets for this panel (£7) and/or an All Day Pass (£30) can be found here.