Deal Noir, take 2

Deal Noir is up and running with its own website that includes directions, booking details and the programme for the day that. It takes place on Saturday 28th of March and it looks like a fine day of criminal activity.

Here’s the programme for the day:

9.15    Doors open

9.45    Welcome by Susan Moody

9.50    Freezing To Death
            Quentin Bates,  M J McGrath and Michael Ridpath (moderator: William Horwood)

11.00 Robert Goddard In Conversation
            with Susan Moody

12.00 Debate : A Woman’s Place In Crime Fiction Is ….
            Erin Kelly,  Paula Hawkins and Louise Miller (moderator: M J McGrath)

1.00   Lunch Break

2.00  Those Were The Days
           Robert Blake,  David Donachie and Janet Laurence (moderator: Stephen Bates)

3.00  The Dark Side
           Mark Billingham, Tanya Carver and Alex Marwood

4.00  Laugh?  I Nearly Died
           Ruth Dudley Edwards and Simon Brett

5.00  Deal Noir / East Kent Mercury Flash Fiction Award


Deal Noir

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.

Taking part are Mark Billingham, Tania Carver, Alex Marwood, Mel McGrath, Michael Ridpath, Quentin Bates, William Horwood, Erin Kelly, Laura Wilson, Helen Giltrow, Louise Millar, Robert Blake, David Donachie, Janet Laurence, Stephen Bates, Robert Goddard, Susan Moody, Ruth Dudley Edwards and Simon Brett

Proceedings are to close with a glass (or two) of wine

Apologies for putting the programme up here earlier. Iceland Noir’s knuckles have been gently rapped and we’ll put the full programme up again when it has been finalised.

To book or for enquiries, please contact