Several big crime fiction events will be taking place in the Black Box in Belfast alongside the music and theatre at this year's Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival.
Award-winning crime writer Mark Billingham joins forces with country duo My Darling Clementine to present "a dark and glorious mix of song and story" on Saturday 9 May at 2pm.
The event is described as an original story by Billingham that is "inspired and soundtracked by the songs of My Darling Clementine".
And Val McDermid will talk about her work on Sunday 3 May at 2pm:
"Killing people is wrong. Killing people for fun is even more wrong. Making money out of it is just about as wrong as it gets. Unless the mayhem and murder is all in your head, of course."This year's festival runs from 30 April to 10 May 2015. For more information and bookings check out the festival website.