Theakstons Crime Writing Festival : Baltzersen’s Criminal Giveaway

The Theakstons Crime Writing Festival is in its 13th year now and will be returning to the Old Swan Hotel for a weekend of star studded events from the 16th to the 19th of July. Featuring the familiar faces of Mark Billingham, Lee Child, Ann Cleeves, Lisa Gardner, Arnaldur Indridason, Eddie Izzard, Val McDermid, Sara Paretsky and Sally Wainwright it is sure to be a crime-writing spectacle.

To celebrate the festival we are giving away four pairs of tickets over seven days alongside a set of highly indulgent books that are all shortlisted in this year’s Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year.

There will be four competitions and each will last two days, opening at 8am and closing at 10pm the following day. The winner will be announced the shortly after the competition closes each time.

The prizes for each period are as follows:

#1 Giveaway open Monday 6th July –  Tuesday 7th July 15

Crime giveaway day 1

  • Two tickets to see Lisa Gardner in Conversation with Ann Cleeves on Saturday 18th July at 9am at The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate.
  • Three books shortlisted for Crime Novel of the Year which include –
    Entry Island by Peter May
    The Ghost Runner by Parker Bilal
    The Farm by Tom Rob Smith

#2 Giveaway open Wednesday 8th July – Thursday 9th July 15

Crime giveaway day 2

  • Two tickets to the TV Panel event with BAFTA winning television writer Sally Wainwright, interviewed by BBC Breakfast presenter Steph McGovern on Saturday 19th July at 5pm at The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate.
  • Three books shortlisted for Crime Novel of the Year which include –
    Someone Else’s Skin by Sarah Hilary
    Personal by Lee Child
    The Devil In The Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson

#3 Giveaway open Friday 10th July – Saturday 11th July

Crime giveaway day 3

  • Two tickets to Author Dinner: Murder in the Lemon Grove Dinner on Saturday 18th July at 6.15pm at The Old Swan, Harrogate. Tickets worth £30 each.
  • Three books shortlisted for Crime Novel of the Year which include –
    A Lovely Way To Burn by Louise Welsh
    The Facts Of Life And Death by Belinda Bauer
    Saints Of The Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin

#4 Giveaway open Sunday 12th July – Monday 13th July

Crime giveaway day 4

  • Two tickets to Special Guest: Arnaldur Indridason interviewed by Barry Forshaw on Sunday 19th July at 11.30am at The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate.
  • Three books shortlisted for Crime Novel of the Year which include –
    The Axeman’s Jazz by Ray Celestin
    The Killing Season by Mason Cross
    Darkness, Darkness by John Harvey
  • Plus Arnaldur Indridason’s new release Oblivion in hardback.

To be in with a chance of winning these prizes for Theakstons Crime Writing Festival please go to our Facebook and/or Twitter and share/retweet, like/favourite the competition post for each day.

Winners will be selected at random by collecting the names each time the post is liked, shared, retweeted and favourite and putting them into a hat (or in our case, a goldfish bowl) then a name will be pulled out. So the more times you take action the more times your name will go into the hat (or goldfish bowl).

Tickets and books will need to be collected at Baltzersen’s cafe, 22 Oxford Street, Harrogate Town Centre. We are only a short walk from the venue.

We hope this all makes sense, if not don’t hesitate to get in touch by leaving a comment on here or sending us a message on Facebook or Twitter.

Best of luck!

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