‘In the library with the lead piping’: German crime fiction event at the Goethe Institut London

Excitement is mounting, as ‘In the library with the lead piping’, a fabulous German crime fiction event at the Goethe Institut London, is now only a week away.

#GoetheKrimi

The event features two German authors – Mechtild Borrmann and Mario Giordano – and two British authors – Michael Ridpath and Louise Welsh (who’ve both written crime with a German twist). They will be reading from their works and taking part in a panel discussion (see this earlier post of mine for some author details).

.         Silence  Shadows of war  poldi  Girl Welsh

As chair for the event, I’ve spent the last couple of weeks happily reading my way through the authors’ novels. What’s struck me most, aside from the quality of the works, is their wonderful diversity. Police procedurals, spy novels, psychological thrillers, historical crime novels and comedy crime fiction are all represented, with German settings and themes used in a variety of innovative ways. It’s going to be a fascinating evening!

If you’re in London on Tuesday 10. November and would like to come along, all you need to do grab a ticket via Eventbrite. Entry is FREE.

Further details of the event are available on the Goethe Institut website.

Watch out for some teaser tweets on Twitter. Our hashtag is #GoetheKrimi.

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7 thoughts on “‘In the library with the lead piping’: German crime fiction event at the Goethe Institut London

  1. Looks like a great night. Hope it’ll become an annual event. Speaking of German crime fiction I’ve just finished Sascha Arangos very enjoyable Truth Lies & other things. One of the most enjoyable books I’ve read this year.

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