If you happen to be in the south-east (of England, that is, not the south-east of Iceland) in March, then check out Deal Noir, a small but beautifully crafted one-day crime fiction event taking place on the 28th of March in the coastal town of Deal, overlooking the Goodwin Sands.
It has been organised by those criminal stalwarts Susan Moody and Mike Linane, and the line-up for the day looks undeniably tasty.
It takes place at the Landmark Centre (click here for a map). Admission is £12 for the day, tea and coffee included.
The programme for the day looks like this:
10-10.50 The Dark Side
Mark Billingham, Tania Carver, Alex Marwood
11- 11:50 Freezing To Death
Mel McGrath, Michael Ridpath, Quentin Bates
moderator; William Horwood
12-12:50 Debate: A Woman’s Place in Crime Fiction is…
With Erin Kelly, Laura Wilson, Helen Giltrow, Louise Millar
moderator; Mel McGrath