Another three speakers announced for Deal Noir


Fiona Cummins is an award-winning former Daily Mirror showbusiness journalist and a graduate of the Faber Academy Writing a Novel course. Rattle, her debut novel, was sold at auction to Pan Macmillan in the UK and was the subject of fiercely contested five-way auction in Germany. It will be published in several other territories, including Italy, Poland and the US. The book has also been optioned for TV by the producers of Kick-Ass and Miss Sloane. Rattle has been described by Queen of Crime Val McDermid as ‘a terrific read…head and shoulders above most of the competition.’ Fiona lives in Essex with her family.


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Barry Forshaw is one of the UK’s leading experts on crime fiction and film. His latest books include Brit Noir, Euro Noir, Nordic Noir, British Crime Film and British Gothic Cinema. Other work includes Death in a Cold Climate: A Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction, The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction, and the Keating Award-winning British Crime Writing: An Encyclopedia, along with a book on Italian cinema and the first biography of Stieg Larsson. He writes for various national newspapers, edits Crime Time (, and is a regular broadcaster. He has been Vice Chair of the Crime Writers’ Association, and has taught an MA course at City University on the history of crime fiction.

Daniel Pembrey grew up in Nottinghamshire beside Sherwood Forest. He studied history at Edinburgh University and received an MBA from INSEAD business school. Daniel then spent over a decade working in America and more recently Luxembourg, coming to rest in Amsterdam and London — dividing his time now between these two great maritime cities. He is the author of The Harbour Master, the first book in the Henk van der Pol detective series, and several short thriller stories, and he contributes articles to publications including The Financial Times, The Times, The Guardian, The New European and The Field. The Henk van der Pol series is the product of several months spent living in the docklands area of East Amsterdam, where Daniel counted De Druif bar as his local.

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