Granite Noir 20 -23 February 2020 Less than a week to go. Do you have your tickets yet? @GraniteNoirFest @APArachel

With the very best in home grown and international crime fiction, a courtroom drama, poison cocktails, music and murder mystery escape games, Granite Noir, Aberdeen’s International Crime Writing Festival, returns to the city next week.   Now in its fourth year, Granite Noir is inspired by the Granite city – its history, its atmosphere and itsContinue reading “Granite Noir 20 -23 February 2020 Less than a week to go. Do you have your tickets yet? @GraniteNoirFest @APArachel”

Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce @Harriet_Tyce @WildfireBks @JenniferLeech1 @annecater #GIVEAWAY #BloodOrange #Bookreview

Source: Review copyPublication: February 21st 2019 from Wildfire BooksPp: 336ISBN-13: 978-1472252753 Alison has it all. A doting husband, adorable daughter, and a career on the rise – she’s just been given her first murder case to defend. But all is never as it seems… Just one more night. Then I’ll end it. Alison drinks tooContinue reading “Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce @Harriet_Tyce @WildfireBks @JenniferLeech1 @annecater #GIVEAWAY #BloodOrange #Bookreview”

First Minister to Chair Granite Noir Festival event @GraniteNoirFest

Granite Noir – Aberdeen’s crime writing festival – has announced Scotland’s First Minster, Nicola Sturgeon as chair for one of the festival’s opening events, with Abir Mukherjee. A voracious reader since childhood, Nicola Sturgeon will chair an event with author Abir Mukherjee, the child of immigrants from India, who was bought up in the WestContinue reading “First Minister to Chair Granite Noir Festival event @GraniteNoirFest”

MacBride, Billingham, Mukherjee and Sigurdardottir to feature at Granite Noir 2019 @granitenoirFest @ApaRachel

The cream of crime fiction authors from around the world, a poisoned high tea party, Noir inspired cabaret and a specially commissioned Escape Room game are some of the highlights that audiences can expect in Aberdeen in February when the third annual Granite Noir festival gets underway. The festival line up promises more of the ScandiContinue reading “MacBride, Billingham, Mukherjee and Sigurdardottir to feature at Granite Noir 2019 @granitenoirFest @ApaRachel”

Stuart McBride to launch Granite Noir festival @GraniteNoir @APArachel ‏

Granite Noir, Aberdeen’s crime writing festival is all set to launch its third festival programme at a special event at His Majesty’s Theatre this weekend. Highly renowned local crime novelist Stuart MacBride will join the team behind Granite Noir to share the secrets of the festival’s 2019 programme and mark its official launch. Granite NoirContinue reading “Stuart McBride to launch Granite Noir festival @GraniteNoir @APArachel ‏”

Burnout by Claire MacLeary @SarabandBooks @ClaireMacLeary #Burnout #Bookreview @grabthisbook

Source: Review copy Publication: 8th March 2018 from Contraband My husband is trying to kill me: a new client gets straight to the point. This is a whole new ball game for Maggie Laird, who is trying to rebuild her late husband’s detective agency and clear his name. Her partner, Big Wilma, sees the caseContinue reading “Burnout by Claire MacLeary @SarabandBooks @ClaireMacLeary #Burnout #Bookreview @grabthisbook”

Granite Noir 2018 – It’s A Wrap @GraniteNoirFest @Erica Banks

Saturday How to get ahead in publishing   My friend, Scottish blogger Sharon Bairden from Chapter In My Life has blogged about the first session with Orenda Books publisher, Karen Sullivan and some other fab elements of Granite Noir here.  Please do go and read. It was a packed house and a fascinating session thatContinue reading “Granite Noir 2018 – It’s A Wrap @GraniteNoirFest @Erica Banks”

Granite Noir Friday 23 February 2018 Blog #3 @GraniteNoirFest

I did not manage to finish blogging about Friday’s programme;there is just so much going on here. So here’s the remainder of what I did on Friday and hopefully I will get to Saturday soon! May the (Police) Force BeWith You Sarah Ward, Mari Hannah and Thomas Enger made up the final panel session ofContinue reading “Granite Noir Friday 23 February 2018 Blog #3 @GraniteNoirFest”

Granite Noir, Friday 23 Feb 2018 Session 2 @GraniteNoirFest

Session 2 Lilja Sigurdardóttir and Catherine Ryan Howard  The session opened with a reading from Gavin Gilmore, a new author. His book is as yet unfinished, but judging from his reading he should get back to it quickly, because his was a voice I was interested to hear more from. I love new talent initiatives, thereContinue reading “Granite Noir, Friday 23 Feb 2018 Session 2 @GraniteNoirFest”

Granite Noir Friday 23 February 2018 @GraniteNoirFest

Me, far too early. So there I was up like the lark and speeding towards Aberdeen on Friday morning before 7.30am. I was fortunate to run into the lovely Alison Baillie Taylor as soon as I got to The Lemon Tree, and not long after we were joined by the fabulous Sharon Bairden. The firstContinue reading “Granite Noir Friday 23 February 2018 @GraniteNoirFest”

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