We are delighted to announce that crime thriller novelist, Tim Weaver, is a keynote speaker at this year’s Captivating Criminality conference.
Tim is the author of six books published by Penguin. His debut novel, Chasing the Dead, appeared in 2010 and follows the character of missing persons’ investigator, David Raker, as he attempts to establish the facts surrounding the mysterious reappearance of Alex Towne, who is thought to have died in a car crash the previous year.
Raker appears in Tim’s following five novels, investigating unexpected disappearances that involve sinister cover-ups, dark secrets, bizarre lies and the hunt for a serial killer. How we define what it means to be ‘the felon’ is an enduring theme of Tim’s fiction and no doubt, in part at least, what led the Guardian to describe his work as ‘tense,’ ‘complex’ and ‘written with flair as well as care.’
In the last few years, Tim’s work has been nominated for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award, shortlisted for ‘Crime Thriller of the Year’ in the Specsavers National Book Awards, included in the Richard and Judy Book Club and has hit number one in the Amazon Kindle charts.
We look forward to welcoming Tim to the 2016 conference, Captivating Criminality: Crime Fiction, Felony, Fear and Forensics, and are sure that his keynote talk will be both fascinating and inspiring for all our delegates.
Dr. Fiona Peters is Reader in Crime Fiction at Bath Spa University in the UK. She is a Patricia Highsmith scholar and is director of the Captivating Criminality project.