National Crime Reading Month

Slaughter in Southwold: Author interview with William Shaw

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

Event Type:Solo author event
Event Organiser:Slaughter in Southwold
Booking Link:https://www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/whats-on/author-interview-with-william-shaw
Ticket Price:6.00

Southwold Library
N Green
Southwold, IP18 6AT

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Join crime writer William Shaw for a special author talk as part of our Slaughter in Southwold crime writing festival!

William will be talking to us about his new book Dead Rich and his career so far.

Tickets are £6. Book your place for this event →

About William Shaw:

William Shaw was born in Devon, grew up in Nigeria and lived for sixteen years in Hackney. He has been shortlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger, longlisted for the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year and nominated for a Barry Award.

A regular at festivals, he organises panel talks and CWA events across the country. He is the author of the Breen & Tozer crime series set in sixties London, the standalone The Birdwatcher and the hugely popular DS Alexandra Cupidi series, including the most recent addition to the series The Trawlerman. He lives in Brighton with his family.

Part locked-room suspense, part adventure story, his new book, Dead Rich, is an unforgettable, edge of the seat, fast-paced thriller set in the blazing heat of the Caribbean.

About Dead Rich:

Kai, a carefree once-successful musician is invited by his new Russian girlfriend Zina to join her family’s Caribbean holiday. He soon learns that Zina is the daughter of a Russian oligarch, Stepan Pirumov and that the trip is aboard his yacht, the Zinaida, moored in St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. The crew consists of Captain Marius Falk, the first mate Erin Wade and a hastily assembled staff, including a chief stewardess Marissa from Miami, a chief engineer from Lagos and a personal trainer from Los Angeles. All know how to behave around the very rich. On arrival Kai discovers that the head of security has been arrested, armed guards are below deck, there’s an onboard panic room and a strong sense of all not being quite right beneath the gleaming surfaces of the Pirumov’s lives. An unnerving presence punctures the atmosphere: a murderous imposter is on board the Zinaida, but who is it?

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