Graham Smith

Biography

I am a former joiner turned hotelier and I'm the author of two different series. The first features DI Harry Evans and the Cumbrian Major Crimes team while the second features Jake Boulder, an ex-Glaswegian who works as a Utah doorman and private detective.

Website

Genre

Crime fiction

Publications & Performance History

The Major Crimes Team Vol 1: Lines of Enquiry; Snatched from Hom;e The Major Crimes Team Vol 2: Matching the Evidence; I Know Your Secret; No Comment; Watching the Bodies; The Kindred Killers; Past Echoes. The 6th Harry Evans novel, When the Waters Recede, is due for release on the 31st of May 2018 and the 4th Jake Boulder, Die Cold, will be released later this year. Watching the Bodies became an international best-seller on Amazon last year and both series have received much critical acclaim.

Workshop & Reading Experience

I am the founder of Crime and Publishment crime writing masterclasses and as such I have both spoken at, and attended each years' sessions. I have read at several of the Noir at the Bar events and I was the first debut author to feature in the Bloody Scotland Crime in the Spotlight. I have given talks at local libraries and bookshop signings as well as featuring on panels at local events.

Reference

Darren Laws at Caffeine Nights Betsy Freeman at Bloodhound Books

Group size preference

Any size

Group age preference

18+

Working languages

English

Area prepared to travel

Cumbria, Lancashire, North Yorkshire

Other information

I am well known throughout the crime fiction community and am willing to give talks within a 2 hour drive of my home at Gretna. As I may be travelling a long way to give talks, it may prove more practical for me to give talks at two or three libraries in a certain area on the same day to reduce travelling time and costs. I would look for 50p per mile traveled to each library and a payment of £50 to deliver a one hour talk as part of a panel or a solo speaker.

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