Peter James and Lynda La Plante to headline new festival Capital Crime

Peter James and Lynda La Plante to headline new festival Capital Crime

Peter James and Lynda La Plante have been announced as headline guests at Adam Hamdy and David Headley's new London-based crime and thriller festival, Capital Crime 2019.

The festival, taking place at the Grand Connaught Rooms in September next year (26th – 28th), brings La Plante and James together in conversation with writer, broadcaster and journalist Barry Forshaw.

While best known for "Prime Suspect", La Plante, who moved to Bonnier Zaffre in 2016, has also had her series Widows recently adapted for a motion picture. James, meanwhile, who has sold more than 19 million books in 37 languages, has just published his new standalone thriller, Absolute Proof, that has been 25 years in the making and now has actor Hugh Bonneville attached to narrate the audiobook.

Headley, Goldsboro Books m.d., said: "We’re honoured to welcome Peter James and Lynda La Plante to Capital Crime. Revealing Capital Crime’s first guests is a special moment and it’s a privilege to be able to announce two of Britain’s best-loved authors."

Hamdy, writer and Headley's co-founder, added: "I’m thrilled that Lynda La Plante and Peter James will be appearing at Capital Crime. They have done so much for the crime and thriller genre and I can’t wait to hear the two of them in conversation." 

The pair recently announced a year-round "online festival" to accompany Capital Crime, featuring interviews, profiles and discussions with authors and other crime and thriller creatives, as well as a social outreach component, offering 20 students complimentary day passes to attend the festival in September.

Tickets for Capital Crime are available at