On Saturday February 12th 2022, Bay Tales are proud to bring you, in conjunction with Simon and Schuster, Transworld, Michael Joseph and Quercus, Whitley Bay’s first all-day crime fiction festival.

Ann Cleeves, Lesley Kara, Vaseem Khan, Trevor Wood, Olivia Kiernan, Nikki May, Howard Linskey, Gytha Lodge, Tim Weaver, Amy McCulloch, Louise Candlish, Sarah Vaughan, Kate Ruby, Derek Farrell, Ayo Anotade, Simon Bewick, Vic Watson, Dr Richard Shepherd, Russ Thomas, Lauren North, Amen Alonge and a few surprise guests still to be announced.

Find out more about the event here

Tickets are also available to buy in-store at our partner bookshops:

the bound

82a Park View, Whitley Bay NE26 2TH

Tel: 0191 422 1017

Forum Books

The Chapel, Market Place, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE45 5AW

Tel: 0191 422 1017 Email: hello@forumbooksandkids.com

Just Some of the Books from Our Guest Authors…

Find out more about the books featured at:


Box Office Tel: 0844 248 1588* Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. Tickets may be subject to a service charge.
Website: http://www.playhousewhitleybay.co.uk