National Crime Reading Month

Safe Thrills: the psychology of fiction from crime to romance

South-east England (inc. London) & East Anglia

Event Type:Panel Festival event
Event Organiser:Wild Words Festival
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Ticket Price:£0-£70

Colesdale Farm

Northaw Road West

Potters Bar


Romantic novels and crime stories have more in common than you might expect. Vaseem Khan, Sheila Crighton, Jeevani Charika explain.

Sheila used to write news and now she writes fiction as Daisy Tate and Annie O’Neil. Her fiction journey began with Mills & Boon Medical Romances and now includes a jolly holiday book and two women’s fiction books. She also raises cows and bees.

Vaseem Khan is the author of two crime series set in India, the Baby Ganesh Agency series set in modern Mumbai, and the Malabar House historical crime novels set in 1950s Bombay. His first book, The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra, was a Times bestseller, now translated into 15 languages. The second in the series won the Shamus Award in the US. In 2018, he was awarded the Eastern Eye Arts, Culture and Theatre Award for Literature. Vaseem was born in England, but spent a decade working in India. In 2021, the first in his Malabar House series, Midnight at Malabar House won the Crime Writers Association Historical Dagger, the world’s premier award for historical crime fiction.

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