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Crime Authors to Check out at the Edinburgh International Book Festival Wedensday 19th to Saturday 22nd Post two



Iain Overton

5.45pm Keeping Gun Crime in Your Sights

Garden Theatre

£10.00 (£8.00)

Through his work with the charity Action on Armed Violence, Iain Overton gained a deep inside into the carnage that guns and gun crime can inflect upon people. Here at the festival he discuss his book Gun Baby Gun, A Bloody Journey into the World of the Gun.

Ragnar Jonasson and Malcolm Mackay

8.45pm The International Language of Murder

Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre

£7.00 (£5.00)

Two stars of crime fiction, Jonasson Icelandic and Mackay Scottish unite. Malcoim Mackay is promoting his new book, Every Night I Dream of Murder set in the Underbelly of Glasgow. Ragnar Jonasson Snow Blind is completely different set in a quiet fishing village in the Northern part of Iceland.


Simon Mawer and Iain Pears

10.15am Cold War, Hot Fiction

The Spiegeltent

£10.00 (£8.00)

This events presents two thriller authors that have set their novels during the Russian Cold war, Pears with Arcadia and Mawer with Tightrope, these are dark, compelling novels about identity and deception.

Tom Callaghan and Tommy Wieringa 

3.30pm Making a Killing in Eastern Europe

Writers Retreat

£7.00 (£5.00)

Eastern Europe is the setting for two crime fiction novels by Tom Callaghan with A Killing Winter, about a brutal murder in Kyrgyzstan that leads the investigation into the sinister world of political corruption and Tommy Wieringa with These are the Names, that focuses on a group of refugees creating unease in a border town.

Lin Anderson and Christobel Kent

7.00pm Doors to Deception

The Spiegletent

£10.00 (£8.00)

Hidden rooms reveal complex webs of intrigue, murder and corruption in the latest novels from Lin Anderson and Christobel Kent. In the Special Dead by Lin Anderson, Rhona MacLeod undercovers a deadly network of witchcraft. In the Killing room by Christobel Kent private investigator Sandro Cellini discovers all is not what it seems when a torture chamber is discovered beneath a luxury residence.

FRIDAY 21st 

Steve Cavanagh and Mason Cross 

7pm Living on Adrenalin

Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre

£7.00 (£5.00)

Civil rights lawyer Steve Cavanagh turns his hand to writing fiction with his first novel, which sees the introduction of his main character Eddie Flynn. Mason Cross has followed up his best selling debut, The Killing Season with his new book The Samaritan, that sees the return of Carter Blake and his unconventional ways to catch a killer.

Ben Aaronovitch 

8.45pm A Serial writer in Full Flow

Scottish Power Foundation Studio

£10.00 (£8.00)

A screen writer for Dr Who, Casualty and Jupiter Moon, has turned fiction writer with his Rivers of London stories that feature Peter Grant, a detective constable and a magician. The most recent in the series is Foxglove Summer, with number 6, The Hanging Tree due out later in the year.


MC Carey and Louise Welsh

8.45pm Thrillers that Grip You By The Throat

Scottish Power Foundation Studio

£10.00 (£8.00)

The girl with all the gifts is the first thriller by MC Carey, that is now in production to be made into a film. after the success of the first book in the plague times trilogy, a lovely way to burn, the second death is a welcome guest will be getting discussed at the event.


Thursday 20th,Richard Havers with Ian Rankin, Words and Music Setting the New Jazz Standards, 8.45pm, Scottish Power Foundation Studio, £10.00 (£8.00)

Thursday 20th,Esther Gerritsen and Amy Mason, Mothers and Daughters A Psychological Duet, 8.45pm, Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre, £7.00 (£5.00)

Friday 21st, Helen Fitzgerald and Andrew Michael Hurley, Truth is a Bitter Medicine, 7pm, The Spiegeltent, £10.00 (£8.00)

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