Further speakers announced for Deal Noir


Steph Broadribb was born in Birmingham and grew up in Buckinghamshire. Most of her working life has been spent between the UK and USA. As her alter ego – Crime Thriller Girl – she indulges her love of all things crime fiction by blogging at https://crimethrillergirl.com/ , where she interviews authors and reviews the latest releases. Steph is an alumni of the MA in Creative Writing (Crime Fiction) at City University London, and she trained as a bounty hunter in California. She lives in Buckinghamshire surrounded by horses, cows and chickens. Her debut thriller, Deep Down Dead, has been called ‘Fast, confident and suspenseful’ by Lee Child, while Mark Billingham called it ‘A real cracker … Steph Broadribb kicks ass, as does her ace protagonist’ and Ian Rankin said ‘Like Midnight Run, but much darker … really, really good’. The sequel, Deep Blue Trouble, will be out in 2018.


Katerina Diamond was born in Weston in the seventies. She moved to Thessaloniki in Greece and attended Greek school where she learnt Greek in just 6 months. After her parents’ divorce, they relocated to Devon. After school, and working in her uncle’s fish and chip shop, she went (briefly) to university at Derby, where she met her husband and had two children. Katerina now lives in the East Kent Coast with her husband and children. Her debut novel, The Teacher, was a No.1 bestseller in ebook, and a Sunday Times bestseller in paperback. Her second novel The Secret was No.1 bestseller in ebook, too. She is currently working on book three.


Mark Hill is a London-based full-time writer of novels and scripts. He is currently writing book two in his DCI Ray Drake series, the first of which – Two O’Clock Boy – is published in paperback original in April 2017. Formerly he was a journalist and a producer at BBC Radio 2 across a range of major daytime shows and projects. He has won two Sony Gold Awards.


S.J.I. (Susi) Holliday grew up in Haddington, East Lothian. She spent many years working in her family’s newsagent and pub before escaping to St Andrews, Dundee and Edinburgh to study microbiology and statistics. She has worked as a statistician in the pharmaceutical industry for over sixteen years, but it was on a six-month round-the-world-trip that she took with her husband in 2006 that she rediscovered her passion for writing. After abandoning her first attempt at a paranormal thriller, she wrote hundreds of crime and horror short stories before finally sitting down to write the book she was always meant to write. Based on a true-life creepy event, Black Wood is the first of a loosely-linked series set in the fictional town of Banktoun, followed by Willow Walk and The Damselfly. She loves walking, travelling, and exploring, and currently lives in London, except when the magnetic pull of Scotland attracts her back. Often found drinking hot chocolate in cafes, people watching in pubs, hanging around at book festivals.


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