Noir At The Bar – Harrogate

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Originally started in Philadelphia, by Peter Rozovsky of Detectives Beyond Borders, and with chapters in major cities across America, Noir At The Bar has been working its way slowly southwards in the UK and finally made its Harrogate debut this year. As an informal opener to the festival, a large crowd gathered at Hales Bar, to see and hear some fabulous crime writers reading short stories, and novel extracts in a relaxed, fun and friend filled environment.

Noelle Holten is the name behind the CrimeBookJunkie book blog, as was here beginning her first Harrogate journey.

Ann Bloxwich and LP Mennock, plug their recently release anthology, Happily Never After.  A collection of crime short stories written by attendees to Crime & Publishment, the yearly crime-writing workshop held in Gretna Green, the home of British weddings

Penguin publishing sensation, and top Fife farmer James Oswald.  Check out his Inspector McClean series.

Graham Smith, the man behind Crime & Publishment and author of Snatched from Home calmly entertains the masses.  Stay tuned to Life Of Crime for more information on his upcoming releases.

Louise Mangos proudly showing off her prize, after winning Graham’s book giveaway.

The delightful Russell McClean, smiling because I haven’t had a chance to try and bump him off this year (it’s a long story…)

Eileen Wharton and KA Richardson, a pair of debut divas this year, check out Eileen’s Blanket of Blood, or Kerry’s I’ve Been Watching You and With Deadly Intent 

The delightful Col Bury, author of My Kind Of Justice, and the man behind our Harrogate piece last year, looking far more relaxed after finishing off his reading!

If these pictures have whet your appetite somewhat, than don’t fret!  Noir At The Bar will be back at Harrogate next year.  If you can’t wait that long then check out it’s latest UK outing on 7th September, as Noir At The Bar NE showcases at The Town Wall, Pink Lane, Newcastle.

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