Three packed lectures on ‘The Anatomy of a Crime Thriller’, a special workshop for would-be authors and a fun evening of ‘Crime Dining’ at the Blonde Hedgehog – Alderney has yet again punched above its weight in the literary world.
The event featured three best-selling crime writers, Kate Rhodes, Elly Griffiths and Jane Casey who all expressed their delight at visiting an island where so many crime thriller readers, plus the growing number of published authors, gave them a typical Alderney welcome.
The Alderney Literary Trust event climaxed at the Blonde Hedgehog when the authors and representatives from sponsor Ravenscroft welcomed around 40 islanders and visitors for an evening of ‘Crime Dining’.
The authors read extracts from their latest books and invited diners to join in a quickfire round to deliver the ‘Killer Line’, which brought high praise from the writers and much laughter at the amusing entries.
Robin Newbould, MD of Operations at Ravenscroft, hosted the Crime Dining evening at the Blonde Hedgehog with the Alderney Literary Trust.
He said: “We’re delighted to sponsor the Trust. I absolutely love Alderney and always have. It’s always a pleasure to come back here.”
One of the trustees of The Alderney Literary Trust, Rachel Abbott, Alderney’s best-known crime thriller writer, added: “We were thrilled to be able to invite such amazing authors to an event in Alderney, and it was good to have such excellent support from the community.”
Pictured: Left to right – Jane Casey, Kate Rhodes, Elly Griffiths and Ravenscroft’s Robin Newbould