Coming up May 23-25 is the very first Dark & Stormy crime fiction conference in Brighton, UK, "serving up a wicked selection of book, film, music & theatre events." The bestselling, award-winning author – Elizabeth Haynes, Lesley Thomson and Lisa Cutts start off the festivities in a panel on independent (small) publishers.
That's followed by a showing of Matthew Vaughn’s 2004 cult classic Layer Cake, starring Daniel Craig, Kenneth Cranham and Michael Gambon, and introduced by the author of the original novel and the screenplay, J.J. Connolly. Author Peter James rounds off the first day by celebrating the 10th anniversary of his Detective Roy Grace series. Other authors scheduled to appear include Sophie Hannah, Erin Kelly, Tony Parsons, Stella Rimington, Tom Robb Smith, S.J. Watson, and more.