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Crime Authors to check out at the Edinburgh International Book Festival Sunday 23rd to Wednesday 26th August Post Three



Arne Dahl and Eva Dolan

8.45pm The New Stars of Noir

Scottish Power Foundation Studio

£10.00 (£8.00)

BBC 4 recently adapted his crime novels into tv programmes, Arne Dahl has become a stellar name in Scandinavian Crime Fiction, the newest novel Europa Blue has international migration at its heart. Eva Dolan is a rising star of British Noir and her Peterborough set novels continue with the newest Tell No Tales, that explores the tensions surrounding the towns immigrant community and a crime with Neo – Nazi overtones.


Alex Gray and Yrsa Sigurdardottir

5.30pm Partners in EuroCrime

Scottish Power Foundation Studio

£10.00 (£8.00)

Alex Gray and Yrsa Sigurdardottir are ladies who are both at the top of the female crime writing pile, Grays latest DSI Lorimer Mystery, Keep the Midnight Out sees a current murder on the Isle of Mull and a cold case from the past in Glasgow come together. Sigurdardottirs newest, The Silence of the Seas feature a luxury yacht arriving in Reykjavik with all the crew and passengers missing.

Lindsey Davis

7.15pm Roman Blinders

Scottish Power Foundation Studio

£10.00 (£8.00)

Historical novelist, Lindsey Davis is known for her 20 books featuring Roman Detective Marcus Didius Falco. In her newest book, Deadly Elections she puts Falcos adopted British Daughter Flavia Albia in the firing line. Chaired by Jackie McGlone

Doug Johnstone and Gunnar Staalesen

8.45pm Crime Drama from Scotland and Scandinavia

Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre

£7.00 (£5.00)

Doug Johnstone and Gunnar Staalesen two writers of Euro Crime Fiction, meet up and disscuss their new books and the popularity of the genre. Doug Johnstones new novel, The Jump features a mother trying to seek redemption in the aftermath of her sons suicide. While Gunnar Staalesen new novel, We Shall Inherit the Wind tackles Eco Warriors, Wind Turbines and Murder.


Sunday 23rd, The Poems of Iain Banks, Poems by Iain Banks and Ken MacLeod, 2.15pm, Garden Theatre, £10.00 (£8.00)

Sunday 23rd, James Robertson, The World in 365 Words, 5.00pm, Baillie Gifford Main Theatre, £10.00 (£8.00)

Tuesday 25th, Karen Campbell, Can we Ever Escape from Ourselves ?, 10.15am, The Spiegeltent, £10.00 (£8.00)

Tuesday 25th, Edwyn Collins, Grace Maxwell with Ian Rankin, Words and Music: The sheer Joy of Being Alive, 3.15pm, Baillie Gifford Main Theatre, £10.00 (£8.00)

Tuesday 25th, Kate Hamer and Stuart Prebble, Fearing for Vulnerable Loved Ones, 8.45pm, Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre, £7.00 (£5.00)

Wednesday 26th, Lucy Ribchester and Care Santos, From Trapeze Artists to Truffles, 2.00pm, Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre, £7.00 (£5.00)

Wednesday 26th, Chigozie Obioma and Simon Sylvester, The Fear of Outsiders, 5pm, 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


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