This was the first mini crime festival hosted in Newcastle upon Tyne.
It was held at the beautiful Lit and Phil building in central Newcastle, just along from the Central Station and therefore very convenient for people attending from outside Newcastle.
The event was extremely well organised with refreshments (coffees, teas, hot chocolate, beer and wine) and Forum Books from Corbridge was there with a bookstall, with all the latest books by the panel authors, and sold at a reduction from the usual prices too.
It started at 2.00 pm and finished at 8.30 pm. Each session was an hour and a half and there was an hour in between, so plenty of time to get some fresh air, a cup of coffee, visit the loo, and find a seat ready for the next event.
As someone who has visited crime festivals in the past, it was one of the more…
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