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Noir from the Bar


A Virtual Phenomenon


In March 2020, when lockdown kicked in, I had been looking forward to two brilliant events at Newcastle Noir Crime Writing Festival. A reading at Noir at the Bar and my very first panel with debut and independently published authors. Sadly, neither were able to take place, but the ever resourceful Vic Watson, teamed up with writer Simon Bewick to host Virtual Noir at the Bar, which has been running every Wednesday night since and has become a firm and much anticipated fixture in the lockdown calendar.


I took part in the first few weeks and had a great response to my reading from One for Sorrow. Vic and Simon then announced they had decided to pull together and anthology of short stories, all set in or featuring a bar, to publish and raise cash for the NHS Charities Fund


I submitted a tale with no expectations of getting a slot. There have been many published and well established authors taking part over the last few months, but in the spirit of nothing ventured...I sent in a story I’d written that featured an unusual method of murder. 


Who knew cheese could be a murder weapon? You can read The Limburger Killing in Noir from the Bar which will be published on 10th June 2020. Hope you enjoy it! 


Pre-order from Amazon here...

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