The Crime Writers’ Association

Granite Noir for the Heart of Darkness

Granite Noir is Aberdeen’s first book festival dedicated to crime fiction. ‘Over three days we’ll explore the enduring appeal of stories that plunge us into the heart of darkness – where morality is ambiguous, motives complicated, and even heroes harbour devastating secrets.’

CWA members presenting panels include Sarah Ward, Doug Johnstone, Gordon J Brown, Quentin Bates, Chris Brookmyre and Elly Griffiths and the enticing titles range from Atmosheric Pressure, Does Evil Exist, Poisoned High Tea, Crimestoppers Turned Crimewriters – not to mention Noir at the Bar.

Other authors participating include Stuart MacBride and Denise Mina.

Nordic Noir plays a main role on the saturday and there are writing workshops as well as panels. Well worth a weekend’s visit!

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