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Fiction fan or budding author? Join us at MCM Manchester Comic Con for a special panel with Sunday Times bestselling author, who’s bringing along a gripping contemporary thriller…


Sunday Times bestselling author Simon Scarrow and his former student turned writing partner, Lee Francis, discuss what makes a best seller. A regular on the Sunday Times bestseller list with his historical novels, Simon has launched an exciting new strand to his writing with Playing With Death written with Lee: both an edge-of-your-seat thriller and a terrifying exploration of the dangers of the modern world. Simon and Lee will discuss how they work together, how they came up with the idea behind Playing With Death, and what it is like for Lee (a debut author) to be working with an established name.


Playing With Death – Published 13th July

FBI Special Agent Rose Blake has faced evil and survived.
Haunted by a failed undercover mission, Rose is finding it hard to shake the memories of her close encounter with a ruthless serial killer – one who is still free, and could strike again without warning.
The call to investigate a suspected arson attack that’s left a man dead is a welcome distraction. It’s not the kind of case usually assigned to the FBI, but nothing about this crime is usual. As Rose digs deeper, she finds herself confronting the sort of imagination her son might see in the fantasy worlds of his video games.
But when your opponent is a killer, nothing feels like a game. . .

Saturday, 13:30 in the Theatre

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