Praise for Twisted Tales Events

'In the past few years Twisted Tales has become a major force in the promotion and appreciation of horror fiction. As well as putting on author readings and signings at bookshops it has expanded into organising larger events, bringing authors and critics together for discussions of the field. I've been involved in quite a few of both and have found them hugely enjoyable and stimulating - I believe the audiences did as well. May Twisted Tales continue to grow and prosper! If you love the field, support them! I do.' - Ramsey Campbell

‘Twisted Tales consistently produce well-organised events for writers and readers of horror. What really distinguishes Twisted Tales for me is the intelligent themes and investigations they pursue, and the high quality of the discussions they always stimulate. As an author I've been invited to three of their events and have been pleasantly startled, to near shocked, by the attendance levels - two out of three were even sold out. I salute anyone who contributes so much to the literary and cultural life of horror fiction.’- Adam Nevill

'Twisted Tales events are wonderful... a great way of promoting 21st century horror fiction. Supported by Waterstone's Liverpool One and really well organised, Twisted Tales brings together established names in the genre as well as new voices and of course readers. Looking forward to much more to come...' - Alison J. Littlewood

Monday, 23 May 2011

"The Killer Inside You": Horror in Crime Fiction Event Photos

Last Thursday we held our Crime/Horror cross-over event "The Killer Inside You". A great audience of horror and crime fans turned out to hear excerpts and stories read by Charlie Williams, Steve Mosby and our headline act: John Connolly.

All three authors gave brilliant readings of work that mixed gore, horror, crime, some humour, and suspense. We then had a very informative discussion and Q+A in which the authors and audience debated the positive and negative aspects of genre and how it affects their work to be classified as horror and/or crime and how it influences what they write. They also discussed working methods and how they approach the task of writing, as well as their varied experiences of the publishing industry.

Audience feedback was overwhelmingly positive and so we're already planning a follow-up event with three new authors who ply the muddy waters between crime and horror fictions. In the meantime take a look at these photos from the event and let us know what you thought in the comments section below:

Charlie Williams reading from his novella Graven Image.

Steve Mosby reads us a gory deleted scene from his novel Still Bleeding.

John Connolly entertains with anecdotes about crime.

and then reads his short story "On The Anatomisation of an Unknown Man (1637) by Frans Mier"

Books, books, books

The three authors answering questions and discussing crime and horror

As mentioned above, there are already plans for a sequel "Killer Inside You" crime/horror event, as well as a new "straight-horror" traditional Twisted Tales, so keep checking on this site for the latest information about terrors coming in your direction.


  1. Great event. My nose makes an appearance in one of the pictures!

    May I suggest John Rickards/Sean Cregan if you are planning a sequel? Would be great to hear from someone who moved from straight crime fiction under one name, to dark noir horror crime.

  2. Hi Luca,

    Thanks for the feedback; I'm really glad you enjoyed it. Horror/crime is a passion of mine, so I want to run plenty more instalments of The Killer Inside You.

    Sean Cregan is actually someone we're looking into at the moment, so your suggestion is completely in line with our focus. There's a fun interview between Sean and Steve Mosby on the excellent crime fiction website Crimeculture...

    If you have any more recommendations then please let us know.

    Best wishes,


  3. That's a great interview! Thanks for the link.

  4. Only just discovered this blog - will be devouring the archives. Great stuff

  5. Hi Vincent,

    Thanks for letting us know that you find the blog of interest. We've got lots of new material scheduled for the coming months (which is usually uploaded once a week on a Monday). If you like Clive Barker's 'The Hellbound Heart' and 'Hellraiser' then you will be in for a treat over the next couple of months.




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