Events

The Big One! Vic and Simon are thrilled to announce our first physical live event. Join us at Whitley Bay Playhouse on Saturday February 12th for a day of author panels, audience Q&A, onsite bookshop courtesy of bound/ Forum books and a few surprises.

Click here or on the image to see the amazing line up and how to book your all day ticket for just £30 (plus booking fee)

Previous Events

November Bay Tales Recording Now Available

On this month’s show:
Book reviews from Simon Bewick and Vic Watson
Guest Book Reviewer: Dan Stubbings
Guest Author Reading from Emily Edwards
In-depth interview with SImon Beckett (the David Hunter series and new thriller ‘The Lost‘ featuring new character Jonah Colley) and Catherine Steadman, author of ‘Mr Nobody‘ and ‘The Disappearing Act‘.

Click on the image to view the recording

Bay Tales/ Virtual Noir at the Bar Crossover Show

See 9 of the authors who will be appearing at our first physical live event coming in February reading from their work at our October crossover show. Amen Alonge, Amy McCulluch, Vaseem Khan, Lesley Kara, Howard Linskey, Nikki May, Trevor Wood, Russ Thomas and Gytha Lodge. Including a few exclusive previews and first time reveals! Click on the image for the video recording of the event.

Winter Counts – David Heska Wanbli Weiden UK Live Launch

See Vic’s interview with David Heska Wanbli Weiden here to learn more about him and his Anthony Award and Thriller Award Winning, Edgar Award Nominated novel. We were thrilled to be joined by guest authors SA Cosby, James Delargy, Rod Reynolds and Rob Scragg who put their questions to David. And then…we were having such a good time we just let the guys question each other! Click on the image to the left to see the video recording of the event.

The Heights‘ – Louise Candlish Virtual Launch

We had a great evening helping Louise, and Simon and Schuster, launch her new book ‘The Heights’ – and thrilled to have TM Logan and Lisa Jewell join us. You can watch the recording here.

Our season finale! The recording of Bay Tales Live # 8 is now available. We’ve got Olivia Kiernan and James Delargy in our main interview, PLUS Joanne Harris and Steve Cavanagh reading an exclusive extracts from their new novels. We’re also joined by James Routledge from bound Bookshop. Click here or on the image to view.

Bay Tales Live #7 is now available to view. We had M.J Arlidge and Helene Flood being interviewed by Vic, our extended review by DV Bishop and a special guest reading from Chris McDonald…Watch the show now by clicking on the link!

Bay Tales Live #6 saw Vic interviewing crime legend Martin Edwards (read his article on the short story form here). Sharon Bairden shared a review of a recent read, and we had not one but TWO author readings- Martin Walker and Derek Farrell. Click here, or on the image to see the recording

We were happy to host Russ Thomas on the launch of Nighthawking – his follow up to Firewatching. If you missed it you can see the hour long interview, along with guest authors popping in at Russ’ profile page here.

Bay Tales Live #5 April 28th.19:30. Featuring SJ Watson and Anna Bailey, reading from Lia Middleton and book review from Noelle Holten. Click here or on the image to see the show.

On our Bay Tales Live #4 show we had Lesley Kara, Lauren North and Rob Parker in interview, plus a reading from Cate Quinn and a very enthusiastic book review from Linda Hill. Click here to see the show.

Our third Bay Tales Live Event saw an extended interview with Ann Cleeves and Cath Staincliffe plus a review from Alex Hawley and Steph Wrobel reading a section from her book The Recovery of Rose Gold. Click on the image to watch the show.

Our second Bay Tales Live Event. February 10th, 19:30 PM . Steve Cavanagh, Neil Broadfoot and Tony Hutchinson talked about their previous careers as a lawyer, journalist and detective and how it’s affected their writing. Plus a reading from Russ Thomas and review from Chris McDonald. See the full recording here

Our first Bay Tales Live Event. And what a show it was! If you’re a Friend of the Bay you can see the full recording here.

Virtual Noir at the Bar

The Christmas Edition

Our last show of 2020. We featured Catherine Cooper, Gytha Lodge, Hayley Webster, Emma Christie, Danny Marshall, Nell Pattison , Derek Farrell, Trevor Wood, Allie Reynolds, Andrew Cotto and Gregg Hurwitz. PLUS…Louise Mangos, winner of the first Bay Tales Christmas Crime story…

Click here to see the recording