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

Thursday, 14 April 2011

NEW EVENT: "The Killer Inside You" Crime and Horror Fiction

Event date: Thursday 19th May, 6-8pm

We've now got a date and a poster for a new event. Dubbed "The Killer Inside You", a play on the title of Jim Thompson's iconic dark and twisted 1952 crime novel The Killer Inside Me. This is the first of several planned events showcasing the best of 21st Century Horror where its boundaries meet with the best of 21st Century Crime Fiction. For this event we're proud to be able to announce the following authors:

John Connolly
Bestselling author of the Charlie Parker series of detective novels, John also has strong horror credentials. His debut, Every Dead Thing, was nominated for the Bram Stoker Best First Novel award, and his collection of supernatural short stories, Nocturnes, was written partly for BBC 4 and has received strong reviews. John's latest book is The Gates, volume two in the Samuel Johnson vs. The Devil series aimed at young adult readers but highly enjoyable for all ages.

Steve Mosby
Author of five novels, the latest of which is Black Flowers which has been said to have "an ending as chilling as anything Stephen King has written".

Charlie Williams
Author of the Mangel series featuring unstable brothel doorman Royston Blake. His novel Stairway to Hell was described by none other than Peter Tennant in Black Static magazine as "a subversive text in which tropes of the genre are added on to a comic novel dealing with aspects of modern life, such as the lust for fame, reality TV and the superficiality of the media, all of which get the piss taken out of them."

This event has been organised and publicised in association with Crimewave, another arm of TTA Press, and Crimeculture, the leading website for the study of crime fiction in the world. 

The event is on Thursday 19th May and will run from 6pm until 8pm. As usual it will feature readings from all of the authors, a Q+A, and a signing session.

Tickets to the event cost £2 and are available from Waterstone's Liverpool One. To book a ticket pop into the shop or call 0151 709 9820.

The price of your ticket is redeemable against any crime or horror fiction bought on the night.

Official Facebook event here.


  1. Really looking forward to this event!

  2. The event is on Thursday 16th May and will run from 6pm until 8pm. As usual it will feature readings from all of the authors, a Q+A, and a signing session.
    Qoting your text. Needs amending to 19th.

  3. Thanks for pointing that out Roy. Corrections have now been made.


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