The first Something Wicked Crime Writing Festival, takes place in Malahide from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th October, with authors such as Alex Barclay, Sam Blake, Arlene Hunt and the 2017 children's Citywide Read author Dave Rudden. On Friday October 28th a panel of bestselling authors - Alex Barclay, Sam Blake and Liz Nugent - will discuss how they write about murder and violent crime. The event will be held at Malahide Lawn Tennis Club at 7:30pm. Tickets €12.50*/€15 (*early bird) ‘Malahide Murder Morning’ takes place on Saturday Oct 29th. This is a forensics and crime scene workshop where participants will witness the procedures and protocols following the discovery of a dead body. They will also learn how to write authentic crime fiction. The workshop will be led by Forensic Anthropologist René Gapert, Deputy State Pathologist Linda Mulligan and Garda Vanessa Stafford, with actor and screen writer Paddy C. Courtney acting as host. Award winning crime novelist Arlene Hunt (Vicious Circle, The Chosen, The Outsider) will complete the line up, as she discusses how to incorporate the panelist’s information into a crime novel. The three-hour workshop takes place in the Malahide Parish Centre at 10am. Tickets €20*/€25 (*early bird) Manor Books on Church Road will be the venue for ‘Killer Kids’ at 11am on Sunday October 30th. Best selling author Dave Rudden (Knights of the Borrowed Dark - our Citywide Read author for 2017) will host a workshop for children, who will learn the art of story telling through the medium of crime fiction. Tickets €5. Tickets available on SomethingWicked.eu and Manor Books, Malahide.