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Crime Authors and Book week Scotland 2014

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Bloody Scotland presents Sam Alexander
Monday 24th November, 7pm. Free, unticketed.
Waterstones, 174 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8BT
After months of online speculation, we unmasked the identity of Sam Alexander as none other than CWA Dagger Award winner Paul Johnston, author of three bestselling series of crime novels, including Greek detective Mavros.  In this exclusive event, we are proud to support an international author from Scotland and his publisher Arcadia Books who have created quite a stir around the author’s mysterious identity.

Paul Johnston is a seasoned hand at crime thriller writing and his first Sam Alexander novel, set in the North of England, represents a new direction in his writing career. Carnal Acts has garnered glowing reviews with a new approach to the police procedural novel.

Join us in Waterstones Argyle Street on Monday 24th November to toast the start of Book Week Scotland with this exciting event.

The event is free and no ticket is required.

Drime Writers’ Mr and Mrs
Thursday 27th November, 7pm. Free, unticketed.
Waterstones, 174 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8BT

Waterstones are hosting a panel event with some of our favourite literary couples: Helen Fitzgerald & Sergio Casci, Craig Robertson & Alexandra Sokoloff and Russel McLean & Lesley McDowell; discussing the pros (of which there must be many!) and cons of living and working together. It should be a great night and hopefully no one will be crying by the end!

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BEER BOOK BURGER CARO RAMSAY AND CHRISTOPHER BROOKMYRE

For a taste of something truly different come along to an evening combining the Scottish loves of eating, drinking and a bit of banter.

Hear acclaimed Scottish novelists, Christopher Brookmyre and Caro Ramsay talk about their work and feed your stomach as well as your soul at our Book, A Beer and a Burger event at Kirkcaldy Galleries. Ward of the winter chill with an evening of lively banter between the two authors accompanied by a pint and a tasty burger.

Address
Kirkcaldy Galleries
Bennochy Road
War Memorial Gardens
Kirkcaldy
KY1 1YT
United Kingdom
Time
19:30 – 21:00
Date
25 November 2014
Telephone number for queries
01592 583204
Region
Fife
Contact email
jennifer.stewart@fife.gov.uk

Is the venue accessible?
Yes
Ticketed?
Paid, Ticketed

QUINTIN JARDINE

Quintin Jardine will be appearing on Saturday 1st November at the following Waterstones Stores to do signings

10.45am-11.15pm
Waterstones, 175 High Street, Kirkcaldy KY1 1JA.

12.30pm-1pm
Waterstones, 101-103 Market Street, Andrews KY16 9NX

2.15pm-2.45pm
Waterstones, St John’s Centre, Perth PH1 5UX

4pm-4.30pm
Waterstones, The Elements, Almondvale Shopping Centre, Livingston EH54 6GS

LIN ANDERSON

An evening with celebrated crime writer Lin Anderson.

Address
Greenock Central Library
75-81 Cathcart Street
GREENOCK
PA15 1DE
United Kingdom
Time
19:00 – 20:30
Date
25 November 2014
Telephone number for queries
01475 712323
Region
Inverclyde
Contact email
library.central@inverclyde.gov.uk

Is the venue accessible?
Yes
Ticketed?
Free, unticketed (turn up on the day before event start)

ANN CLEEVES

Not just for ladies who lunch, this is a fantastic opportunity for all crime fiction fans to join Ann Cleeves, bestselling author of the novels behind BBC’s Shetland series and ITV’s Vera, over lunch in St Andrews Library.

Sit back and enjoy listening to one of the most popular and talented crime writers around, and if you’re at work, what better way to spend your lunch hour than in the company of Ann.

Address
St Andrews Public Library
Church Square
St Andrews
KY16 9NN
United Kingdom
Time
12:30 – 14:00
Date
27 November 2014
Telephone number for queries
01592 583204
Region
Fife
Contact email
jennifer.stewart@onfife.com

Is the venue accessible?
Yes
Ticketed?
Paid, ticketed

Also Appearing at the following events

As part of a celebration of libraries and reading, popular crime-writer Ann Cleeves has created a Shetland-themed grisly murder mystery which will be played out in Midlothian Libraries especially for Book Week Scotland. A woman has been murdered in the Ravenswick hotel library and it’s your task to find the killer.

Address
Newtongrange Library
St Davids
Newtongrange
EH22 4LG
United Kingdom
Time
19:00 – 20:30
Date
25 November 2014
Telephone number for queries
0131 663 1816
Region
Midlothian
Contact email
jacqueline.elliot@midlothian.gov.uk

Is the venue accessible?
Yes
Ticketed?
Free, ticketed

Also being held at

Address
Gorebridge Library
98 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge
EH23 4TT
United Kingdom
Time
19:00 – 20:30
Date
25 November 2014
Telephone number for queries
01875 820630
Region
Midlothian
Contact email
elaine.robertson@midlothian.gov.uk

Is the venue accessible?
Yes
Ticketed?
Free, ticketed

Address
Loanhead Library
1A George Avenue
Loanhead
EH20 9HD
United Kingdom
Time
19:00 – 20:30
Date
27 November 2014
Telephone number for queries
0131 440 0824
Region
Midlothian
Contact email
annabel.cavaroli@midlothian.gov.uk

Is the venue accessible?
Yes
Ticketed?
Free, ticketed

JAMES OSWALD

About this event
Originally self-published in 2012, (James’ first book in his DI McLean series Natural Causes) , James has now moved on- he’s now a bestselling author of fantasy and crime books, his crime books shifting an extraordinary 250,000 copies, with Penguin as publisher.

Address
Muirhouse Library
15 Pennywell Court
Edinburgh
EH4 4TZ
United Kingdom
Time
15:00 – 16:00
Date
29 November 2014
Telephone number for queries
0131 529 5528
Region
Edinburgh
Contact email
annie.bell@edinburgh.gov.uk

Is the venue accessible?
Yes
Ticketed?
Free, ticketed

RUSSELL MCLEAN

Author of crime novels The Good Son and The Lost Sister, (featuring Scots Private Investigator, J McNee) Russell McLean also writes short stories, one of which, “Pedro Paul”, was singled out by Publisher’s Weekly as “awesomely dark”.

Address
Gilmerton Library
13 Newtoft Street
Edinburgh
EH17 8RG
United Kingdom
Time
19:00 – 20:00
Date
26 November 2014
Telephone number for queries
0131 529 5628
Region
Edinburgh
Contact email
annie.bell@edinburgh.gov.uk

Is the venue accessible?
Yes
Ticketed?
Free, ticketed

For more information about these and other events you can go to the following website

http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/events/event-types/crime

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One response to “Crime Authors and Book week Scotland 2014

  1. Paul Lee ⋅

    NB Can you start to contact me at my new email address : leeauthor60@yahoo.com ….as I will be deleting this address shortly.

    Thanks Paul Lee

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