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October 2018

A Day in the Life of Louis Bloom – Paul Charles – Book Launch

26th October 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
No Alibis Bookstore, 83 Botanic Avenue
Belfast, County Antrim BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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No Alibis Bookstore, in association with Dufour Editions, invite you to the launch of the lateset crime novel by Paul Charles, "A Day in the Life of Louis Bloom", featuring Detective Brendy McCusker This, McCusker's second outing, takes him from the historic Botanic Gardens, through the ancient Friar’s Bush Graveyard to the halls of learning at Queens University Belfast, where he and DI Lily O’Carroll encounter enough scandal and deceit to rival even the most venal of governments. Between a…

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December 2018

No Alibis Calendar Launch 2019

8th December 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
No Alibis Bookstore, 83 Botanic Avenue
Belfast, County Antrim BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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Come celebrate the launch of the No Alibis 2019 Calendar, with 12 new images created  by Neil Shawcross.

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Kelly Grovier – A New Way of Seeing -The History of Art in 57 Works

11th December 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
No Alibis Bookstore, 83 Botanic Avenue
Belfast, County Antrim BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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Join us for a Book Launch with Kelly Grovier "A New way of Seeing-The History of Art in 57 Works" From a carved mammoth tusk (ca. 40,000 BCE) to Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights (1505–1510) to Duchamp’s Fountain (1917), a remarkable lexicon of astonishing imagery has imprinted itself onto the cultural consciousness of the past 40,000 years. Author Kelly Grovier devotes himself to illuminating these and more than fifty other seminal works in this radical new history of art. Stepping…

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Anthony Quinn and William C Ryan. Book Launch

13th December 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
No Alibis Bookstore, 83 Botanic Avenue
Belfast, County Antrim BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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Join us for an evening with two of the finest writers working within the Crime Fiction genre. About Anthony Quinn's THE LISTENERS: A new crime series set in the brooding landscape of the Scottish borders from the author of the Celcius Daly series. Not long out of the fast-track training course at Edinburgh's police college, Detective Sergeant Carla Herron is about to be tested to breaking point. She's been called to Deepwell psychiatric hospital in the Scottish borders to interview…

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An Afternoon with Frank McDonald – Truly Frank

15th December 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
No Alibis Bookstore, 83 Botanic Avenue
Belfast, County Antrim BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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No Alibis bookstore invite you to a Book Launch with Frank McDonald to celebrate the publication of his memoir, "Truly Frank"   In his decades-long career at the Irish Times, author and journalist Frank McDonald became well-known and uniquely influential for his tireless devotion to Dublin's built environment. He was, meanwhile, living a remarkably varied and interesting life. In Truly Frank, McDonald tells the stories behind his public advocacy for a more civilised city, and of his battles (and lunches)…

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January 2019

Steve Cavanagh – Twisted – Book Launch

January 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
No Alibis Bookstore, 83 Botanic Avenue
Belfast, County Antrim BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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Join us for an evening with CWA Gold Dagger Winner, Steve Cavanagh, and help us Launch his new " standalone" thriller, TWISTED Who is JT LeBeau? A bestselling crime writer, whose words have gripped the world. The only mystery greater than his stories is his true identity. One woman thinks she's found him - her husband has millions in the bank and a letter for the enigmatic author. But the truth is far more TWISTED... Praise for Steve Cavanagh 'This…

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Paul Maddern – The Tipping Line – Launch & Reading

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
No Alibis Bookstore, 83 Botanic Avenue
Belfast, County Antrim BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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  Paul Maddern was in born in Bermuda of Irish and Cornish heritage. He is the recipient of two Bermuda Government Literary Awards, was shortlisted for the Irish Shine/Strong Award and his poem, ‘Effacé’, is on the GSCE syllabus. The Tipping Line is Paul’s fourth publication with Templar Poetry. The Tipping Line is a series of eight epistolary poems written across six years and addressed to a young man training to be an actor. Part auto-biography, part exploration of artistic…

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February 2019

JOHN BLEK- THISTLE & THORN ALBUM LAUNCH

February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
No Alibis Bookstore, 83 Botanic Avenue
Belfast, County Antrim BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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John Blek - Thistle & Thorn Album Launch Join us to celebrate the Launch of John's new album, entitled,  Thistle & Thorn. It was recorded between Clonakilty, Co. Cork and Louisville, Kentucky during the early part of 2018. It features numerous collaborations with longtime musical partners Brian Casey and Davie Ryan as well as the addition of the ethereal voice of Joan Shelley and melodious fingerstyle folk guitar of Nathan Salsburg. This is John’s most complete and ambitious work to…

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March 2019

NOIReland International Crime Fiction Festival

March 8 - March 10
Europa Hotel, Great Victoria Street
Belfast, BT2 7AP United Kingdom
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BIGGER. BETTER. DEADLIER. Featuring some of the biggest names in crime: Ann Cleeves, Anthony Horowitz, Belinda Bauer, James Swalllow, Denise Mina and Stuart MacBride. And we will be welcoming some fantastic names from television crime drama, including the team behind RTE’s hit series Taken Down and Love/Hate. PLUS....Just confirmed JACK-A-NOIR-Y... Grab yourself a nightcap, settle down and listen to NOIRELAND’s bedtime story for grown-ups. Welcome to Jack-a-NOIR-y, a truly special event. Watch the moon rise over Belfast in the stunning…

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April 2019

A Book Of Bones By John Connolly- Launch. Crescent Arts Centre

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Crescent Arts Centre, 2-4 University Road
Belfast, County Antrim BT7 1NH United Kingdom
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PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE. NOW IN CRESCENT ARTS CENTRE. No Alibis Bookstore in association with Hodder  invite you to the Launch of A Book of Bones by John Connolly This is event is FREE, but spaces are limited. Please reserve your place by clicking on the Eventbrite link at the bottom of this page. Parker fears no evil. But evil fears him . . . The new thrilling instalment of John Connolly's popular Charlie Parker series. He is our best…

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