We are thrilled to announce the full programme for Newcastle Noir 2018!!!

Fringe: 1st -4th May
  • Tuesday 1st Talk:The Golden Age of Crime Writing - Frances Brody and Fiona Veitch Smith 6.30pm - Free
  • Wednesday 2d Noir @ the Bar - Town Wall 7pm - Free
  • Thursday 3d Discussion: A Kaleidoscope of Crime - Jacky Collins with North-East crime writers Richard Rippon, Daniel James, Jessica Fairfax and Carol Walker - 6.30pm - Free
  • Friday 4th Discussion: Tracking the Scent - Eileen Wharton with Bloodhound books authors J.A. Baker, Heleyne Hammersley and Peter Best- 3-4pm - Free
  • Friday 4th Discussion: Keeping it Close to Home - jacky Collins with Sarah Stovell, Melanie McGrath and CL Taylor - 4.30-5.30pm - Free

Festival Launch Friday 4th of May

The Festival will be launched by Stuart MacBride who will be talking about and reading from his work 7pm.

Saturday 5th May 


9.30 - 10.30 Panel 1 - Northumberland Noir
Mari Hannah, LJ Ross, Matt Wesolowski

11.00 - 12.00
Panel 2 - New Blood Sandra Ireland, Vicky Newham, Robert Scragg, GB Williams

1.00 - 2.00
Panel 3 - Crime in translation Lilja Sigurðardóttir, Quentin Bates, Roxanne Bouchard, David Warriner

2.30- 3.30
Panel 4 - Femmes Fatales Danielle Ramsay, K A Richardson, Sheila Quigley, Eileen Wharton

4.00 - 5.00
Panel 5 - Crime and Humour Daniel James, Antti Tuomainen, Charles Harris, Luca Veste

5.30 - 6.30
Panel 6 - New voices in Tartan Noir Tana Collins, Claire Macleary, Jackie McLean, Ian Skewis

7.00 - 8.00
Panel 7- Nordic Noir Kjell Ola Dahl, Thomas Enger
8.30 - 9.30In conversation with
Ann Cleeves in conversation with Martha Hillier

Sunday 6th may


10.00 - 11.00 Panel 8 - Otherworldly
Chris Brookmyre, Antony Johnston, Michael Malone, Stuart Neville

11.30 - 12.30
Panel 9 - Hot off the pressLouise Voss, Doug Johnstone, Johanna Gustawsson

1.00 -  2.00
Panel 10 - Masala Noir Vaseem Khan, Abir Mukherjee, Alex Caan
2.30 -  3.30 In conversation with Val McDermid in conversation with Mark Billingham

4.00 -  5.00
Panel 11 - Grip Lit Alison Baillie, Eva Dolan, Rachel Abbott

6.00 -  7.00
Panel 12- Police Procedurals Leigh Russell, Harry Brett, Alan Carter, Sarah Ward

Join us from 8 at the Cluny for Fun Lovin' Crime Writers starring Val McDermid, Luca Veste, Doug Johnstone, Mark Billingham, Chris Brookmyre and Stuart Neville!

And here is the full programme in a pdf version!


  1. What an incredible line up! Newcastle Noir just gets better every year!