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Whether you're a fan of Scandi dramas or planning to pen your own thriller, add a twist to a city break at a crime-writing festival
The hunger for Scandi TV and fiction has sparked a new interest in crime festivals (as perhaps will Jk Rowling's foray into the genre with Cuckoo's Calling). No longer solely the domain of die-hard thriller fans, these events are increasingly offering everything from live music and food stalls to film screenings and tie-in tours. If you want the thrill of seeing your favourite crime author in the flesh on a city break, here's our round-up of the best crime-writing festivals around the world.
Harrogate: Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, 18-21 July 2013
Combine a stay in the former spa town of Harrogate with a sociable four-day crime-writing festival. Author discussion panels cost from £10 each, so you can attend as many or as few events as you like. »
It looks like the bloodsuckers of True Blood and The Vampire Diaries will be getting some competition on the small screen. We've already seen the first trailer for NBC's upcoming 10-part Dracula 'retelling' earlier this week, and now Deadline has revealed that Robert Rodriguez's El Ray Network is to partner up with Univision Networks for a TV series based upon From Dusk Till Dawn.
Directed by Rodriguez from a screenplay by Quentin Tarantino, From Dusk Till Dawn was released in 1996 and starred George Clooney and Tarantino as two outlaw brothers who kidnap a family (Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis and Ernest Liu) en route to Mexico, where they happen upon a bunch of bloodthirsty vampires at a remote brothel called the Titty Twister. The film also featured Salma Hayek, Cheech Marin, Tom Savini, Danny Trejo and Michael Parks, and went on to spawn two direct-to-video follow-ups, From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money »
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