More Speakers announced for Deal Noir

We are very pleased to announce three more speakers who will be at Deal Noir.


Hugh Fraser is is perhaps best known for playing Captain Hastings in the television series “Agatha Chritsie’s Poirot” and appearing as the Duke of Wellington in “Sharpe”. Hugh is also an accomplished Bass Guitar player and musician – he co-wrote the theme tune to the popular children’s television programme ‘Rainbow’. His first novel, the crime thriller HARM was published in 2015, followed by THREAT in 2016. The third book in the trilogy MALICE will be published in 2017.

David Hewson

David Hewson is the author of the four-part Pieter Vos series set in Amsterdam, three adaptations of the award-winning TV series ‘The Killing’ in Copenhagen, and the ten-book Nic Costa series set in Italy. His audio adaptations of Shakespeare, Macbeth, Hamlet and most recently Romeo and Juliet, narrated by Richard Armitage, have been shortlisted for Audies, the audiobook Oscars. His Dutch crime books are published simultaneously in Holland. The third, ‘Little Sister’, won the award for best translated thriller of 2016 in the Netherlands. Later this year (2017) his second dramatic adaptation of Shakespeare, a new take on ‘Romeo and Juliet’ will be produced by Audible Germany, a ten-hour audio expansion of both Shakespeare’s version and the original Italian sources of the story. A former journalist with the Times and Sunday Times David lives near Wye, Kent


Nicola Upson was born in Suffolk and read English at Downing College, Cambridge. She has worked in theatre and as a freelance journalist, and is the author of two non-fiction works and the recipient of an Escalator Award from the Arts Council England. Her debut novel, ‘An Expert in Murder’, was the first in a series of crime novels whose main character is Josephine Tey – one of the leading authors of Britain’s Golden Age of crime writing.

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