There are numerous festivals around the country dedicated to books. With regard to commercial crime and thriller writing, I would highlight the following three festivals which I usually attend. If you are going and would like to say hello, please email me and let me know. These festivals are a good place to meet writers and hear them discuss the pitfalls of writing as well as their own books. They are very informal occasions attended by top crime writers such as Lee Child, Ian Rankin and Val McDermid
The Old Peculiar Crime Festival is the world biggest Crime Festival held in Harrogate, Yorkshire.
Crimefest is held in Bristol
Bloody Scotland is held in Sterling, Scotland.