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The rise of Welsh crime fiction

With Wales’ first international crime writing festival approaching, it’s time to discover the burgeoning community of crime writers in the principality. Wales is not just a country of song, rugby and coal, it’s a land of crime stories – books, TV and film. We all…
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Dr Noir reports on CrimeFest 2018

Between 17 and 20 May, crime fiction lovers from around the world flocked to the city of Bristol for its annual CrimeFest convention, with special guests including Lee Child and Jeffery Deaver. Another important attendee was Jacky Collins – AKA Dr Noir – who is…
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Reporting from Hull Noir

There was no flicker of conflict during the first panel of the Hull Noir crime fiction festival, held 17-19 November. Entitled Sleeping with the Fishes: Hull vs Iceland, the discussion took its theme from the bitter Cod Wars that raged between Iceland and Britain for…
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RebusFest is coming to Edinburgh

It all started on 19 March 1987. That’s the date Knots and Crosses, the very first Rebus novel, was released. To celebrate 30 years of the great Scottish detective, author Ian Rankin and publisher Orion Books are to stage RebusFest in Edinburgh. The city is…
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The BritCrime Festival

Mark the dates 11-13 July in your diary if you love reading crime and hanging out online. A band of 41 (yes, forty-one precisely) British crime authors  are holding the festival under the title BritCrime. Some of the names include Mason Cross, Alex Marwood, Mark…
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