Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, Joanne Harris and more: Exclusive audio from the 2010 Harrogate Crime Writing Festival

HEAR exclusive audio from the 2010 Harrogate Crime Writing Festival, including interviews with Val McDermid, Karin Slaughter and Joanne Harris.

More than 8,000 people attended the three-day festival at Harrogate's Crown Hotel, and the Yorkshire Post was there to bring you the highlights as audio programmes you can hear now or download to your MP3 player.

Among the sessions was a retrospective on the enduring appeal of Agatha Christie, 120 years after her birth and featuring her grandson Matthew Prichard, as well as her biographer Laura Thompson and author Andrew Taylor. The debate was chaired by Dreda Say Mitchell.

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1. A Scotsman, an Englishman, an Irishman and a Welshman walk into a bar... Bateman, Jason Goodwin, Robert Lewis and Caro Ramsey argue the case for a not-so United Kingdom

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2. Knitting Needles at Dawn: Simon Brett with MC Beaton, Tony Black, Simon Kernick and LC Tyler

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3. More Tea, Vicar? 120 Years of Agatha Christie

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4. No, I'm Ian Rankin: The man himself with four pretenders to his throne - Paul Cleave, Allan Guthrie, Alex Gray and Chris Simms

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5. Val McDermid in conversation

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6. Joanne Harris in conversation

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7. Karin Slaughter in conversation

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2009 Harrogate Crime Writing Festival

2008 Harrogate Crime Writing Festival

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