Returning 20 to 22 June 2025 ​
Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis

Welcome to Lyme Crime

Lyme Crime is a crime fiction festival that brings together crime & thriller writers, forensic specialists, police officers and lawyers for a series of inspirational and insightful panels and conversations at the iconic Marine Theatre, right by the sea in glorious Lyme Regis. It's a relaxed and fun weekend - a celebration of the UK's favourite fictional genre and a chance for crime fiction fans to meet their favourite authors.

The weekend includes Noir at the Bar, an evening in the Marine Theatre bar where crime writers (established, emerging and would-be) read from their work.

Lyme Regis Bookshop, the local independent bookseller, is on hand to sell participating authors' titles throughout the festival. And after each event, there's an opportunity to get them signed by panellists.

Lyme Crime is not just a festival. It's a community of writers and crime fiction fans. So we’d love to keep in touch. Join our mailing list for updates and news on forthcoming festivals and one-off events.

'Lyme Crime was an absolute joy. One of the nicest events I've ever done.'
Lisa Jewell

'What. A. Festival. Stunning surroundings, fascinating panels, and excellent company in the shape of old friends and new.'
Fiona Cummins

'A brilliant festival in a gorgeous place with loads of lovely writers and readers. What more could you want?'
Alex North

'Lyme Crime was an absolute triumph. Fabulous setting, seamless and joyful organising and brilliant bookselling by the team from Lyme Regis Bookshop, plus a perfect venue in the Marine Theatre.'
Sarah Hilary

With huge thanks to our sponsors and supporters

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