It does not feel like it, but we are now into the month of August and around the corner is the Edinburgh International Book Festival which runs from Saturday 15th August till Monday 31st August. So this year I have been asked to give you my picks on which events anybody who like Crime, Mystery, Thriller books should get themselves along to.
6.45pm Honesty is Not the Best Policy in Crime Fiction
Baillie Gifford Main Theatre
Last year saw the release of his debut novel Before I Go to Sleep made into a movie starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman. At this event he opens up a shadowy world of identity, lies and secrets as he promotes his second psychological thriller entitled Second Life.
Ben McPherson and Maggie Orford
5.00pm Made up Stories: Real World Concerns
In her Clare Hart thrillers, Maggie Orford weaves fact and fiction of life in South Africa after the Apartheid. Ben McPherson presents his gripping debut novel, A Line of Blood.
8:45pm As Tough as Granite
Scottish Power Foundation Studio
After moving with his family to Aberdeen as a young child, Stuart MacBride decided when he was planning his first novel to set in the Granite City, these books became the Best Selling Logan Macrae novels, the latest is The Missing and the Dead hat features dangerous predator lurking in the Grampian Wilds. This Event is Chaired By Brain Taylor.
OTHER EVENTS OF INTEREST
Saturday 15th – Kirstin Innes and Melinda Nadj Abonji, 8.45pm, Dealing with Workers Writes, Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre,£7.00 (£5.00)
Monday 17th – John Burnside and Jon Kalman Stefansson, 2.15pm Old Tales Cast Long Shadows, Garden Theatre, £10.00 (£8.00)
Tuesday 18th – Mark Blacklock and Danny Rhodes, 5.00pm, Crime Fiction with Real Edge, Writers Retreat, £7.00 (£5.00)
For more information about these and other events and how to buy tickets you can go to the website at