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Purbeck Festival

I had the great pleasure of being invited to take part in the Purbeck Literary Festival on 26 February. I was invited to join the Deadly Dames for the day. What a day it was too - glorious sunshine, a room at the top of Durlston Castle and a lovely group of fellow crime writers and crime readers.


Photo Copyright Stevie Carroll


This followed a great evening talking to and with the Yarnell's Hill Book Group in Oxford. I am also due to give a talk to the Newbury U3A on 10 March. I love talking to and listening to my readers and potential readers, and it is always good to be reminded who they are and what they like. I give talks at all sorts of places (even prisons!), so do contact me if you want to invite me to your own group/club/event. Email me at petertickler@btinternet.com. If you want to find out a bit more about me, why not watch the video (below) or read through this interview with me by Morgen Bailey. Click HERE to read it What is the connection between watching Oxford United, writing crime fiction and porridge? Check out my article in the Oxford United programme (vs Morecambe, 29 March 2013) and see if you can relate to it!


Crime Writing, Oxford United and Porridge



Check out this video: Peter talks frankly about crime writing and why he prefers Town to Gown for his murderous tales.

Reviews for Peter's Blood in Oxford crime novels:

"A perfect gift for someone who enjoys traditional detective stories" Oxford Times
"Deliciously thrilling" Oxford Today
"You will drive yourself to distraction trying to work out the perpetrator  " Oxford United Matchday Programme

All of Peter's crime novels are available in hardback and as e-books:

  • Blood on the Marsh

  • Blood in Grandpont

  • Blood on the Cowley Road
  • Peter Tickler | Author


    Blood on the Marsh

    Blood in Grandpont

    Blood on the Cowley Road

    The Modern Mercenary


    A List of Published work



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