Talk | 13 Sep 19

Erin Kelly & Charlotte Philby – in conversation

Talk | 13 Sep 19

Erin Kelly & Charlotte Philby – in conversation

Erin Kelly has been described as ‘one of the finest stylists in British crime fiction’ (Mail on Sunday), with recent works including Stone Mothers, He Said / She Said, The Poison Tree, The Sick Rose, The Burning Air. She also wrote Broadchurch: The Novel, inspired by the mega-hit TV series. Charlotte Philby is the granddaughter of Kim Philby, Britain’s most famous communist double-agent. Her debut novel, The Most Difficult Thing, is an irresistible combination of espionage and domestic suspense set between London, the Maldives and the Greek islands. Together they will discuss their latest works, inspirations and influences.

On ‘The Most Difficult Thing’:

‘An enigmatic and slippery beast, a cool new generation of spy novel.
Just as the characters play cat and mouse with one another, so does the author with her readers – it’s a guessing game right to the end and I turned the last page
with my heart pounding.’ Louise Candlish

On ‘He Said / She Said’:

‘Kelly is a master at drip-feeding us the details, keeping us guessing about the truth, and the many shades of grey it contains, right until the end.’ – Observer