My schedule at CrimeFest 2012 in Bristol has shaped up. I’m going to be doing a couple of events on Friday May 25th:
Spotlight session: “Sorry, Officer” — adventures in thriller research, or how not to get arrested. 11:50-12:10. This session will consist of me telling stories about my escapades (yes, that is the technical and legal term — “Shenanigans” is no longer used, because the word implies a misdemeanor offense at best). Come along to hear me tell what might be entirely true accounts of my life.
“Moral Dilemmas and Ethical Choices” — 4 p.m.
Panel moderated by Anne Zouroudi, also featuring Laura Wilson, Cath Staincliffe, and Yrsa Sigurdardottir.
I’d love to see some of you there. It’s going to be a great conference. Other authors attending include Sue Grafton, Jeffery Deaver, Lee Child, Frederick Forsyth, and P.D. James. Yes, Baroness James. And she doesn’t come out for just any old event.
And here’s a question for all of you, whether you’re thinking of attending or not: What kinds of moral dilemmas do you find interesting in fiction? In crime fiction and thrillers, particularly? Law versus justice? Outlaw with a code of honor? Lawman forced to choose between his family and his duty? Police officer who is tempted to lie, twist arms, or torture a suspect to get the information that might save lives?
What gets your goat? What gets your dander up? What do you love to read about, and what do you hate to see, in books or movies or on TV?