Paddy is the director of Lyme Crime, a new crime and thriller festival that launched online in June 2020. It will return in person 24th to 27th June 2021 at the Marine Theatre, in historic Lyme Regis.

Lyme Crime aims to celebrate the best crime and thriller fiction and also to examine the real-world issues that find their way onto the page. So festival visitors will not only hear from authors, but also lawyers, judges, police officers and forensic specialists.

The weekend will include Noir at the Bar, an evening in a local pub where crime writers (established, emerging and would-be) will read from their work. Serendip, the town's independent bookseller, will set up shop in the theatre for the weekend, so visitors can buy signed copies of participating authors' titles.

You can watch all our 2020's events on Lyme Crime's YouTube channel.

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