Aberdeen’s crime writing festival is keeping its fans in suspense, with the line-up being kept a secret until this weekend.
Granite Noir is now in its third year and will be launched at a special event at His Majesty’s Theatre.
Local crime novelist Stuart MacBride will join the team behind the festival to unveil the secrets of its 2019 programme.
Next year’s event will take place between Friday February 22 and Sunday 24.
Aberdeen Performing Arts’ head of artistic development Lesley Anne Rose said: “Granite Noir has gone from strength to strength as a festival and we can’t wait to reveal the programme for 2019. It is our most ambitious festival yet.
“At the heart of the festival is crime fiction and the incredible authors who create it, but, working with our festival partners, we’re proud to be taking Noir as a starting point for curating, commissioning and programming across art forms to create a truly unique festival programme with something to offer all ages.”
“This year we are announcing some of the biggest names in crime fiction, as well as news on a packed weekend of workshops, film screenings, exhibitions, noir inspired music and cabaret and much more.”
The launch event will take place between 5pm and 6.30pm on Saturday November 17 in the Stalls Bar at His Majesty’s Theatre, following the matinee performance of Rebus: Long Shadows, and is free to attend.
Granite Noir is produced by Aberdeen Performing Arts in partnership with Aberdeen City Libraries, Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives and the Belmont Filmhouse.