We’re not wishing to suggest that Montgomery is Powys’ equivalent of Agatha Christie’s St Mary Mead, or that it’s one of those unfortunately crime-ridden villages in the fictional county of Midsomer.
But murder will most definitely be afoot at this year’s Monty Lit Fest, as we celebrate the perennially popular genre of crime and crime writing.
We’ll hear from the Festival’s very own Myfanwy Alexander, as she talks with Bethan Gwanas and Sioned Wiliam about the challenges of writing sequels in our Ysgrifennu yn y Gymraeg: Sgwennu session on Friday 10th June – including what’s next for Inspector Daf Dafis and his team.
The Festival’s Saturday sessions will open with Janice Hallett, author of the bestselling crime novels, The Appeal and The Twyford Code. We’ll talk to Janice about why the books have struck such a chord with readers.
On Sunday 12th, we’re joined by Sophie Hannah, who will talk about her latest crime thriller, The Couple at the Table, as well as what it’s like to walk in the footsteps of Agatha Christie with her very own Hercule Poirot mysteries.
We promise that we’ll have plenty of Miss Marples on hand to guide you through proceedings.
Tickets are on sale now.