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The 10th Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival launch party

PUBLISHED: 10:58 23 May 2013 | UPDATED: 10:58 23 May 2013

Jane Gregory, David Shelley, Val McDermid, Martyn Waites, N J Cooper

Jane Gregory, David Shelley, Val McDermid, Martyn Waites, N J Cooper

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A reception launching the 10th Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival took place at the British Library in London. The festival to be held in Harrogate from July 18th-21st, has attracted big names including Oscar-nominated actress Brenda Blethyn and comedienne, Sarah Millican, as well as up to 90 authors from around the world.

Photographs by samrphotography.com

Simon Theakston, executive director of T&R Theakstons and title sponsor, brewed a special beer called A Shot in the Dark for the occasion.

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