The NOIRELAND International Crime Fiction Festival is thrilled to announce Adrian Dunbar will be appearing at this year’s weekend event which takes place 8-10 March in Belfast. 


The renowned Northern Irish actor and star of BBC’s Line of Duty will be presenting ‘Jack-a-NOIR-y’, a bedtime story for grown-ups. Dunbar will be reading an exclusive extract from A Book of Bones, the forthcoming new novel from international bestseller John Connolly. 


Jack-a-NOIR-y is a brand new event for NOIRELAND 2019. The Irish love of a good yarn is renowned, and has fostered a nation of storytellers. The soaring popularity of audiobooks and podcasts shows it’s not just the Irish who love listening to a great story, so this is sure to be a festival favourite.


Jack-a-NOIR-y is the closing event of Saturday’s festival programme and takes place in the atmospheric surroundings of the penthouse room of Belfast’s Europa Hotel. It will feature a filmed introduction from John Connolly, followed by Adrian Dunbar reading an extended extract from A Book of Bones.

This is a return visit to NOIRELAND from Dunbar, who appeared alongside Jed Mercurio in ‘Behind the Scenes of Line of Duty at the inaugural 2017 festival. He is one of Ireland’s greatest actors, and has become a household name since playing DCI Ted Hastings in the BAFTA-winning crime series, which is filmed in Belfast.

JOHN CONNOLLY’s latest Charlie Parker novel A Book of Bones is publisher 18 April 2019.