‘Partners in Crime’: Elizabeth Haynes at the Beach Hut Writers conference


Elizabeth Haynes burst onto the crime writing scene in 2011 with the publication of her debut novel, Into the Darkest Corner. Six years and five novels later, she remains an avid supporter of NaNoWriMo and new writers.

Elizabeth  joins fellow novelist Araminta Hall and Myriad Publisher Candida Lacey at the annual Beach Hut Writers’ Academy Festival in Brighton to discuss her path to publication, her writing career, the pros and cons of large and small publishers, what inspires her writing and the versatility of the genre.

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.

This event is part of a weekend conference. All-day Saturday, Sunday and Weekend tickets are available from Eventbrite.