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Granite Noir:

Secrets and Lies

Chaired by Alex Clark

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Granite Noir: Secrets and Lies

Three international writers delve into the tangled web of lies involved in attempting to cover up the darkest of secrets. In River Clyde, Simone Buchholz helps State prosecutor Chastity Riley escape to Scotland to unlock her family’s past. Ryan Collett’s Doreen Durand is faced with her own secrets as she runs away after witnessing a horrific accident. And Sarah Bonner’s Her Perfect Twin follows Megan’s attempts to kill her estranged identical twin by assuming her identity.

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About the author

Simone Buchholz

Simone Buchholz was born in Hanau in 1972. At university, she studied philosophy and literature, worked as a waitress and a columnist, and trained to be a journalist at the prestigious Henri-Nannen-School in Hamburg. In 2016, Simone Buchholz was awarded the Crime Cologne Award and was runner-up in the German Crime Fiction Prize for Blue Night, which was number one on the KrimiZEIT Best of Crime List for months. The second in the Chastity Riley series, Beton Rouge, won the Radio Bremen Crime Fiction Award and Best Economic Crime Novel 2017. In 2019, Mexico Street, the third in Chastity Riley series, won the German Crime Fiction Prize. Hotel Cartagena, the fourth in the Chastity Riley series, was published in 2021, with River Clyde (book five) scheduled for 2022. She lives in Sankt Pauli, in the heart of Hamburg, with her husband and son.

Ryan Collett

Ryan Collett is a writer, knitter, and animator. He grew up in Oregon and now lives in London where he works as an editor. He also runs a popular YouTube channel devoted to knitting with over 150k followers. The Disassembly of Doreen Durand is his first novel.

Sarah Bonner

Sarah Bonner grew up in Salisbury, dreaming of a career as a writer and performer. Instead, she became an accountant! After a fifteen-year career, she decided to answer her original calling and completed her first novel, Her Perfect Twin, in lockdown.

She lives in West Sussex with her husband.

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