Thursday 14th September 2023, 3:00pm

Opening Event: Robert Thorogood & Ruth Ware

To open this year’s Festival, we are delighted to welcome Robert Thorogood, author and creator of the hit mystery television series Death in Paradise and Beyond Paradise, and Ruth Ware, author of The IT Girl , The Turn of the Key and other crime thrillers.

Ruth Ware is an international number-one bestseller. Her thrillers In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, The Lying Game, The Death of Mrs Westaway, The Turn of the Key, One by One and The It Girl have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including the Sunday Times and New York Times.

Robert Thorogood is an English screenwriter and novelist who is best known as the creator of the BBC One murder mystery series, Death in Paradise, which is a global phenomenon, being shown in 236 territories around the world. This year’s spin-off series, Beyond Paradise, which is set in Devon, has just been commissioned for a second series and a Christmas special. His second book in The Marlow Murder Club series, Death Comes to Marlow, was nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Cosy Crime novel.