Denise Beddows, Tony Kent & John Marley - Crime Pays Discussion Panel
Saturday 16th May, 3pm
Reading Room, High Street HP8 4JH
Does crime pay? Three local crime authors consider whether – in terms of writing – it does! They reveal where they find their inspiration, how they approach telling the story and discuss the various routes to publishing.
Denise Beddows writes true crime under her own name and, as DJ Kelly, pens local history and also biographical fiction, featuring murders which occurred in her own family. Her recent true crime books are Odd Man Out – A Motiveless Murder? and The Cheetham Hill Murder – A Convenient Killing? Her latest work is a spy thriller entitled The Hunt for Wotak.
Based in Chalfont St Peter, retired Chief Immigration Officer Denise Beddows is a researcher and author, whose background is in research, investigation and intelligence analysis.
Tony Kent’s first crime thriller, Killer Intent, was selected for the Zoe Ball Book Club and is to be adapted for TV. His most recent book is Marked for Death.
Chalfont St Peter based author Tony Kent grew up in a close-knit Irish family in London and studied law in Scotland. Having boxed internationally and won a host of national amateur titles, he subsequently became a top-ranking criminal barrister, whose case history includes prosecuting and defending many high profile, nationally reported trials
John A. Marley has published two Danny Felix novels with Bloodhound Books, Standstill set in London and Godsend set in the Florida Keys. His reading tastes mainly focus on thrills, spills and good plot and he can’t walk by a James Lee Burke or an Elmore Leonard without pausing to read a few pages…even if it is in a busy bookshop!
John A. Marley is also a TV producer. His eclectic portfolio of high-profile shows include Britain’s Ultimate Pilots: Inside the RAF, Britain’s Flying Past, Staraoke, Best of Friends, Skatoony, Noel’s House Party, Through the Keyhole, SMTV:Live/CD:UK, How Euro Are You? and live coverage of “The Oscars” with Barry Norman.