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"The real-life story of the organisation solving crimes that the authorities can’t."

Wednesday, 9 June, 18.30 London / 13.30 EST

Celebrating the best of British writing, The Beaumont is launching a digital version of our previous sold-out literary evenings, gathering together the world's best and brightest non-fiction writers to read from their latest work.

The series continues on Wednesday 9 June with a reading of We Are Bellingcat: An Intelligence Agency for the People (Bloomsbury) and a Q&A with the book's celebrated author Eliot Higgins.

Eliot Higgins is the founder of Bellingcat, an investigative website which in its short life has broken scoop after scoop - including unmasking one of the alleged perpetrators of the Novichok attack in Salisbury. But how had a collective of self-taught internet sleuths identified a Russian hit team? Was that even plausible? Where had they come from?

Now, with the drama and detail of a crime novel, We Are Bellingcat tells the entire story, the new reality of online open source investigation, and what it means for the future of democracy in a fractured world.