I was well chuffed last weekend when Lou Boxer, the criminal mastermind behind NoirCon, asked me to write something for the NoirCon 2010 programme.

And so, I did a  little piece extolling the virtues of BRIT GRIT writers like Tony Black and Ray Banks.
So what the hell is Noir Con, you may well ask?

Well, according to the  NoirCon blog :

NoirCon in the purest sense of the word is a forum where all those who appreciate noir can come together to debate, plot, boast, or simply party with like minded individuals. It is a four-day journey into that abyss (usually in Philadelphia, the birthplace of David Goodis) that offers everyone involved an opportunity to have a helluva good time looking into the bottomless, downward void that is noir! NoirCon 2010 is scheduled for November 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th – 2010!”

George Pelecanos, Megan Abbott, Christa Faust and all sorts of  other cushty people will be taking part in Noir Con 2010 and wouldn’t I just LOVE to be there?(Maybe one day …)

Wouldn’t you? Well, if you’ve got the dosh and the time …

The NoirCon 2010 blog is HERE

The NoirCon 2010 Facebook page is HERE

And if you’re part of the Twitterati, have gander HERE