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Literary Lunch with Crime Writers | Janice Hallett & Sophie Hannah with Alex Clark

Love a good plot twist? Then join us for lunch in the Ballroom, where two modern-day queens of crime, Janice Hallett and Sophie Hannah, will share the literary secrets of writing their latest ingenious whodunits.

  • 19th April 2023 - 19th April 2023
  • 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels is the new mystery phenomenon from Janice Hallett, bestselling author of The AppeaI and The Twyford Code. labyrinthine, twist-laden mystery focusing on a true-crime writer investigating the historic case of a disturbing cult, the story of the Alperton Angels is far from over… 

Sophie Hannah’s latest standalone psychological thriller The Couple at the Table is set at an exclusive couple’s-only resort. Who might be about to commit the perfect impossible murder?  

A two-course lunch plus a glass of wine is included. The event will take place in the Ballroom at the University Arms Hotel. 

Tables will be arranged in groups of 10, you will be allocated seats. There will be a seat plan upon arrival.

Benefactor & Patron complimentary tickets cannot be redeemed against events at the University Arms.




  • Accessibility Guide
  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Cloakroom facilities
  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Facilities for Disabled Guests
  • Fitness Centre
  • Luggage storage
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • WI-FI

Accessibility Facilities

  • Accessibility Guide
  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Blue Badge Parking
  • Designated wheelchair public toilet
  • Staff available to assist
  • Wheel chair accessible

Did you know?

The city’s name is known around the world, but it wasn’t always called Cambridge. In the Middle Ages it was known as Grantabridge, meaning the bridge over the river Granta (one of the sources of the River Cam).