Crime & Thrillers

The wait is over!  We are now taking bookings for our 2017 Crime & Thrillers Weekend, 5 - 7th May.

Download BOOKING FORM pdf (if printing off and posting back or scanning)
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2017 Guests:

Ian Rankin

2017 marks the 30th anniversary of John Rebus - one of crime fiction's greatest characters.

Saturday 6 May, 12.00 - 1.30pm
'Better The Devil You Know'


Sara Sheridan

Her 5th Mirabelle Bevan mystery
is 'Operation Goodwood' published in 2016. 

Saturday 6 May, 10.00 - 11.30am
'How I Ended Up Killing People with Poisoned Cake'


Tom Wood

Retired Deputy Chief Constable and author of 'The World's End Murders: A 30-year Quest for Justice.'

Sunday 7 May, 12.00 - 1.30pm
'Ruxton to The World's End - 50 Years of Murder'

Douglas Lindsay

Scottish crime-writer now living in Estonia and author of the Barney Thomson novels.

Saturday 6 May, 3.00 - 4.30pm
'The Accidental Barber Surgeon'


Sunday 7 May, 10.00 - 11.30am
'Rosemarkie Man: Murder in the Caves' with Simon Gunn (Rosemarkie Caves Project)

Sunday 7 May, 3.00 - 4.30pm
Panel Discussion - with all authors

All talks cost £15.00 each or book all six for a discounted rate of £80.00

Murder Mystery Dinner

Thursday 4 & Friday 5 May, 7.00pm.  £50.00

For the first time, this year the Murder Mystery Dinner will be held at the splendid and atmospheric surroundings of Georgian mansion, Cromarty House (by kind permission of John & Lucy Nightingale).

There will be optional fancy dress/period costume - more to be announced on this shortly.

We are delighted that Cromarty's award-winning Sutor Creek Cafe will be catering for the Dinner. The delicious menu below will be available both nights (please note - menu choices need to be selected on the form at the time of booking tickets).

Gravadlax of salmon, baby herbs, mustard dressing  
Asparagus velouté, crème fraîche, homemade bread   

Braised ox cheek, fondant potato, roasted carrot, turnips, red wine jus  
Truffle roasted spring vegetables, broccoli arancini  

Vanilla mousse, poached pineapple  
Rhubarb and ginger crumble, cream   

As well as the Dinner and Guest Talks, we also offer the Saturday Night at the Movies (£10 - BYOB), hot, homemade lunches (£10.00) on both Saturday and Sunday and comfortable B&B accommodation (£35 per person) on either/both Friday and Saturday nights at the Old Brewery (on a shared room basis).

You can book each individual element on the booking form (see top of page) OR sign up for our Residential Weekend Ticket that includes EVERYTHING, plus a two course dinner with wine at the Old Brewery on the Saturday evening for only £250!


    Check out some of these video's from previous years below:


2014 Crime Weekend Clip 1 from Cromarty Arts Trust on Vimeo.


2014 Crime Weekend Clip 2 from Cromarty Arts Trust on Vimeo.


2014 Crime Weekend Clip 3 from Cromarty Arts Trust on Vimeo.


2014 Crime Weekend Clip 4 from Cromarty Arts Trust on Vimeo.

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