I’m going to be giving it my all to be picked by First Monday’s Cilla Black on Monday 3rd, I’d love to see you there.

Christmas Blind Book Date event - hosted by First Monday Crime

when: Monday, 3 December 2018 from 18:30-20:30

where: Room A130, College Building, City University, 280 St John Street, London EC1V 4pb


For crime fiction lovers, Christmas can be the most difficult time of the year. It’s a time for giving, for receiving and for reading – and in each case, ideally, we choose crime fiction. But which book deserves to be the First Monday Christmas Book? It’s a tough one.

This year, to make life easier for us, we have twelve authors of magnificent novels coming to tell us all about their books, and to help us make the ultimate Christmas decision. And to make it a little bit of fun, we have shamelessly borrowed from TV’s Blind Date to create a First Monday panel with a difference – CHRISTMAS BLIND BOOK DATE!

Five female authors and five male authors, each of them among the finest in the land, will represent their books and you, our loyal First Monday audience will make the decision as to which one deserves pride of place in the First Monday Christmas stocking. And helping us make the decisions will be the wonderful Leye Adenle and Marnie Riches

What could possibly go wrong? Well, quite a lot – but let’s stay positive!


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