If you are near Masham, in North Yorkshire this week, you might like to know that the Reader-In-Residence of the Harrogate Crime-Writing Festival, award-winning author Ann Cleeves, will be holding a murder mystery event called 'Brought to Book' at the White Bear Hotel on Thursday (28 May) at 7.30 p.m. From the festival literature:
"Brought to Book is an interactive murder mystery in which the audience turn detective to track down the killer from four possible suspects. Thursday's event will also feature performances from actors from the Masham Players.
Get together with friends and family to form a super sleuthing team and enjoy an evening of criminally good entertainment, food and drink."
There does not seem to be an online booking system, but you can book tickets by calling
the White Bear Hotel on 01765 689319 or the Theakston Brewery Visitor Centre on 01765 680 000.
Harrogate Crime-Writing Festival website. The festival takes place from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 July 2009. To book or for information on accommodation options, call: 01423 562303 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The organisers have also announced "creative Thursday", on 23 July, a day in which aspiring writers can pitch to an agent and editors.