Bay Tales - PLAYHOUSE Whitely Bay

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Bay Tales


  • Date: Saturday 12th February 2022
  • Time: 9.30am

Join us on Saturday, 12th February 2022 for a one-day event perfect for fans of crime fiction. 
Meet the authors, grab signed books from our official booksellers, bag exclusive prizes and enjoy sneak peeks of the hottest crime fiction blockbusters of 2022. 
Speakers include: 

• Ann Cleeves, award-winning author of the acclaimed Vera and Shetland series
• Vaseem Khan, author of multi award-winning Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series
• Sarah Vaughan, Sunday Times bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal, recently adapted for Netflix
• Trevor Wood, winner of the CWA Debut of the Year for his Newcastle-based The Man on the Street
• Louise Candlish - Sunday Times bestselling author of Our House, soon to be screened on ITV 
• Russ Thomas - author of the number one bestseller, Firewatching
• Kate Ruby –pseudonym of one of UK’s top tv & film producers, Kate’s debut novel Tell Me Your Lies comes out 2022
• Dr Richard Shepherd - Britain's foremost forensic pathologist and author of Unnatural Causes.
• Olivia Kiernan – author of the highly acclaimed Frankie Sheehan series
• Lesley Kara – Sunday Times bestselling author of The Rumour and The Dare
• Nikki May – author of Wahala, set to be one of THE debuts of 2022
• Lauren North – author of Safe at Home and The Perfect Betrayal
• Howard Linskey – North East’s own author of the David Blake series
• Gytha Lodge – Richard & Judy and Sunday Times Pick author of the Jonah Sheens series
• Tim Weaver – Sunday Times best selling author of the David Raker Missing Persons series
• Amy McCulloch – mountaineer and bestselling YA author whose debut crime novel Breathless is out in 2022
• plus more names to be announced soon! 

Tickets on sale now. 

Reader or writer, you won’t want to miss this. Bringing you a full-scale festival at a fraction of the price, the inaugural Bay Tales Live is a can’t-miss event.


  • Date: Saturday 12th February 2022
  • Time: 9.30am
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