Crime writers’ festival is the talk of Reydon
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There was a definite chill in the air in Reydon as talk in the village turned to murder as part of a crime writers' festival.
As part of the Southwold Arts Festival, the Friends of Southwold Library organised the event, aptly named Slaughter in Southwold.
On Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21 the event – which was run in conjunction with the Crime Writers' Association – gripped visitors to Reydon Village Hall.
There were 11 talks over the two days, including eight author talks, two lunches with the authors and a crime-themed quiz night.
And despite the sometimes macabre nature of the talks, the event was very well-attended as over 100 people took 300 seats.
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Southwold Library manager Charlotte Clark said: 'The festival was brilliant. It went really well and we have had some lovely feedback.
'Simon Brett was absolutely hilarious, and a lot of people came to see Nicci French.
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'People also really seemed to enjoy Julia Crouch and Sarah Hilary, who did a kind of two-handed talk about the themes in their books.
'Everything went smoothly and we've already had some interest from authors who want to do it next year.'
Norfolk-based historical crime writer Rory Clements was among the authors speaking at the event.
'I'm always happy to do festivals,' he said. 'But this one is nice and small - you feel like you can have a conversation with the audience. And I like to support libraries.'
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