Date(s) - 16/10/2018
9:00 pm

Compass Theatre


Mark and Martyn are two of the best crime writers in the genre today and we are delighted to be able to welcome the two of them for an evening of plot and tension, insight and information and, just possibly intrigue!

The Killing Habit and The Old Religion

It would be criminal not to be here for this evening of crime as these two fine writers introduce us to their latest work The Killing Habit (Tom Thorne, book 15) and The Old Religion.

Date: Tuesday 16 October

Venue: Compass Theatre

Time: 7.30pm to 9pm

Price: £5

Booking: via Hillingdon Theatres or telephone: 01895 250615

About the authors

Mark Billingham Mark Billingham was born and brought up in Birmingham. Having worked for some years as an actor and more recently as a TV writer and stand-up comedian. His first crime novel Sleepyhead was published in 2001 and was an instant bestseller in the UK. It has been sold widely throughout the world and was published in the USA in the summer of 2002. An acclaimed television series based on the Thorne novels was screened on Sky One in Autumn 2010, starring David Morrissey as Tom Thorne. A series based on the novels In The Dark and Time Of Death was screened on BBC1 in 2017. Mark lives in London with his wife and two children. He is currently writing his next novel.

You can follow Mark’s work at Mark’s Website or follow Mark on Twitter: @MarkBillingham

Martyn Waites Martyn Waites was born and brought up in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Before becoming a writer he was an actor. He has written six novels – Mary’s Prayer, Little Triggers, Candleland, Born Under Punches, The White Room and The Mercy Seat, as well as short stories and non-fiction. He has held two writing residencies, at Huntercombe Young Offenders Institution and at HMP Chelmsford. He has run arts-based workshops for socially excluded teenagers and adults in Essex and South London. His novel, Bone Machine, was published in 2007 and he has also been nominated for a CWA Dagger Award.

You can follow Martyn’s work at or follow Martyn on Twitter: @MartynWaites

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