Granite Noir

Granite Noir

Crime is going online in 2021! 

Granite Noir will return for its first ever virtual edition between 19 – 21 February with a series of online talks, author conversations and
headline events. We can’t wait for you to join us as once again we plunge into the heart of darkness and explore the dark recesses of the
soul…all from the comfort of our own homes.

Since 2017, the festival has enthralled audiences from all over the world with appearances from authors such as Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, Stuart MacBride and Sara Paretsky, all perfectly set against the backdrop of Aberdeen.  Inspired by the incredible popularity of crime fiction in all its forms, we’ll be announcing details of the line-up and how to view the events shortly.

Sit back and log in as we discover crime with a social conscience at Granite Noir 2021!


"Granite Noir was the most successful yet." - Press and Journal
"Aberdeen is the perfect setting for crime fiction." - The Bookseller

"Granite Noir nourishes the soul of the people." - Stuart MacBride
"Granite Noir expands how you think about crime fiction, both as a reader and a writer." - Sara Paretsky

"Thank you to Granite Noir for a fantastic festival. Worth the journey from London!" - Twitter review
"Well Granite Noir, you have been truly awesome!" - Twitter review



Granite Noir 2020 review video and gallery: