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Up and Coming Crime Events in St. Andrews Waterstones

QUINTIN JARDINE

THURSDAY 30th JULY

6.30 pm

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The legendary crime writer and creator of Bob Skinner and Oz and Primavera Blackstone will be there to discuss Matthew’s Tale, a gripping historical crime novel set in 19th century Scotland.

this, his landmark fortieth novel, Quintin Jardine tells the remarkable story of a man’s quest for justice – at any cost.

1818, Carluke, Lanarkshire.

Mathew Fleming returns home to Scotland following heroic service at the Battle of Waterloo. After seven years away, he is a ghostly presence to those he left behind.

But Mathew is ambitious and soon becomes a man of influence in his county and beyond. Yet through all his success, he still hides the loss of his one true love.

When a terrible act of murder occurs, Mathew must choose between the rule of blood and the rule of law. And as a man of honour with a warrior’s instincts, he embarks on a journey of vengeance that will test every sinew of his faith in mankind…

DENISE MINA

FRIDAY 7th AUGUST

7pm

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The award winning Scottish Crime Author will be there to discuss Blood Salt Water, the fifth book in the Glasgow based Alex Morrow Series.

Salt water lifts blood. Only salt water.

Loch Lomond is a mile deep but the woman’s body surfaced anyway. Found bludgeoned and dumped in the water, she now haunts Iain Fraser, the man who put her there. She trusted him and now that misplaced trust is gnawing through Iain’s chest. He thinks it will kill him.

Nearby Helensburgh is an idyllic Victorian town. One-time home to a quarter of all the millionaires in Britain, it is quaint, sleepy and chocolate-box pretty. But the real town is shot through with deception, lies and vested interests.

As tensions rise and the police seek a killer, the conflicts that lurk beneath Helensburgh’s calm waters threaten to explode. All Iain Fraser has to do is keep on lying.

All events are free, unticketed and will take place in the Waterstones Branch in St. Andrews in their shop on Market Street. You can call the shop on 01334 477893 for more information.

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