Last years book haul….
Last years book haul….
Peter Rozovsky of Detectives Beyond Borders is an all round fabulous guy who is a genuine delight to be around. This is what happens when you give this crime fiction loving art aficionado lots of gin and a picture frame.
Strike a pose!
Re-creating Andy Warhol
Re-creating Salvador Dali
Re-creating The Scream – Edvard Munch
Re-creating Gustav Klimt
Pretty in purple, Leigh Russell, one of the hardest working women in crime fiction. I don’t think she ever stops…
The Icelandic Queen of crime Yrsa Sigurdardottir (you have no idea how many attempts it took to spell that right!)
Winner of the 2015 Theakston’s Old peculier Crime Novel of the Year, DI Marnie Rome’s creator, Sarah Hilary
CSI Southampton drops in next month and looks like a fantastic one day event for all enthusiasts of the genre. Well priced with some big names this looks like a brilliant way of ensuring your Autumn crime fiction fix.
As part of Southampton’s So To Speak Festival, here’s what they have to say about the event….
Where:- Northguild Lecture Theatre, Central Library, Civic Centre, S014 7LW
When:- Sat 24th October 10:00am – 5.00pm
Price: £18.00 (including £4 reduction in the price of a book) plus booking fee
Join us for CSI Southampton where the cream of crime fiction writers meet real life crime experts. The morning session kicks off with a panel where crime authors Pauline Rowson and Natasha Cooper will be debating with crime scene experts from Hampshire Police, Carolyn Lovell and Jane Aston just how crime fiction differs from crime fact. There will also be the chance for you to ask your questions of the panel and to have your fingerprints taken!
In the afternoon Peter Lovesey will discuss how a decent law abiding man can think up 200 ways of murdering people, followed by Jessie Keane and Sue Wilkins in discussion with Penny Legg on how they create their crime novels. There’ll be book signings and the chance to mingle with both crime authors and crime experts.
The winner will be announced at the Deal Noir Conference on 28th March 2015.
The closing date for entries is 20th March 2015. Only one entry per person. Submissions must be publishable and written in English. The decision of the judges is final.
Submit your entries on the Deal Noir website.
Deal Noir takes place at The Landmark Centre, Deal on 28th March. Tickets are available here.
Shetland Arts and Promote Shetland are delighted to announce that Shetland Noir, in association with Iceland Noir, will take place at Mareel from Friday 13 November until Sunday 15 November 2015.
The Crime Fiction Festival will be the first of its kind ever to be held in Shetland and the headliners will be: Denise Mina, Stuart MacBride and Alex Gray from Scotland, and Arne Dahl, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir and Hakan Nesser, representing the Nordic countries. Further writers will be announced in 2015.
The festival will be centred in Mareel, and a festival ticket, on sale now via Shetland Box Office, will ensure access to all of the panel events, and to a choice of fringe activities which will include specialist bus tours and other activities, to be announced in 2015. Further information about Shetland Noir, in association with Iceland Noir, is available on the festival website www.shetlandnoir.com and festival tickets can be purchased from Shetland Box Office in Mareel & Islesburgh, over the phone on 01595 745 555, and online at mareel.org and shetlandboxoffice.org.