Saturday, 17 March 2018

Dark as dark can be

Last year Johanna Gustawsson enthralled the NN audience as she read from and discussed Block 46. This year she returns with Keeper (trans. Maxim Jakubowski), the second novel in the award-winning Roy & Castells series, taking readers on another criminally fine journey through time and space.

To find out more about Johanna go to authors 2018.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Take a Step Back in Time

We’re ardent fans of historical crime fiction and accordingly we’re thrilled to welcome Abir Mukherjee to NN2018. Abir’s work takes us back in time to 1920’s Calcutta and introduces us to Sam Wyndham, an English detective who comes to India after the Great War in search of a new start.

To find out more about Abir go to Authors 2018.

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Get Lost in the finest Northumberland Noir

Mari Hannah has thrilled readers at home and abroad with the Kate Daniels series, but now she’s got a new series featuring Northumbrian detectives DI David Stone and DS Frankie Oliver. We'll be asking her about The Lost at #NN2018

To find out more about Mari go to Authors 2018

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Tickets now available

Booking for Newcastle Noir is now OPEN!!! Buy tickets online at or you can call on 0191 232 0192!!

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

No Turning a Blind Eye here!

Newcastle Noir takes great delight in featuring debut authors and we can't wait to welcome Vicky Newham to NN2018. We heard her read at Noir@theBar Harrogate last year and knew right away that we wanted to introduce her and her work to North East crime readers.

Find out more about Vicky in Authors 2018.

Monday, 5 March 2018

Criminal joy at Newcastle Noir

What a joy it is for us to welcome back Michael J Malone to the festival. This prize-winning poet and author has delighted us before at Newcastle Noir with his dark tales which have been described by Ian Rankin as 'vivid, visceral and compulsive'.

Find out more about Michael in Authors 2018.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

A woman of steel

We’re delighted to welcome Leigh Russell to NN2018! As you may well have guessed, we’re rather fond of the police procedural and Leigh has created one extremely engaging and successful series.

Find out more about Leigh in Authors 2018.

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Northern lights

In keeping with Newcastle Noir’s strong connections with authors of Nordic Noir, we’re delighted to see Antti Tuomainen return to the festival.

Find out more about Antti in Authors 2018.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Chilled to the Bone

What a pleasure it is to welcome back Luca Veste to Newcastle Noir! He’s already had us on the edge of their seats with his highly successful Di Murphy & Ds Rossi series. Now he’s set to terrify readers once more with his latest novel.

Find out more about Luca in Authors 2018

Monday, 19 February 2018

Crime made in Scotland

We all know what gripping crime writing is produced North o' the Border and our next author is no exception. As part of the "New Voices" in the Tartan Noir panel, we're delighted to welcome Ian Skewis.

Find out more about Ian in Authors 2018.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Northumberland Noir

Local authors mean so much to us at Newcastle Noir, so we're especially excited to announce that LJ Ross, bestselling author of the DCI Ryan series, will be appearing on the Northumberland Noir panel.

Find out more about Louise in Authors 2018.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Iceland noir

Newcastle Noir has a very strong bond with Iceland Noir and we are so excited to welcome back Lilja Sigurđadóttir to the festival. This time she'll comes with the first instalment of her Reyjavík Trilogy Snare translated into English by our good friend and fine crime writer Quentin Bates.

Find out more about Lilja in "Authors 2018"

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Stuart MacBride to launch NN2018!

We're so so thrilled to announce that the multiple award-winning crime fiction author Stuart MacBride will be launching our festival this year on Friday 4th May at 7pm. Oh yeeeees!!!

Find out more about Stuart in our brand new "Authors 2018"!

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Newcastle Noir is back

Welcome back to Newcastle Noir, you fabulous crime fiction lovers!

We've been working tirelessly behind the scenes to bring you a criminally fantastic line-up for NN2018! The festival taking place the first May Bank Holiday will be held at Newcastle's Lit & Phil Society Library, 4-6th May.

As always we're bringing some of the best crime writers in the world to the North East. With over 40 local, national & international crime writers, we invite you to come join us for a very special weekend in the crime writing calendar that will be rounded off by The Fun Loving Crime Writers playing at The Cluny. Details of tickets and panels will be posted here very soon.

Dr Noir awaits you for a criminally fine Bank Holiday weekend in the Toon!