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Crime in Edinburgh during August at the Edinburgh Book Festival 2016 Thursday 18th to Tuesday 23rd

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Stuart MacBride

Fri 19 Aug 7:15pm – 8:15pm

Studio Theatre

£12.00, £10.00

Stuart MacBride

A Drop of the Hard Stuff

With ten Logan McRae novels under his belt, Aberdonian crime writer Stuart MacBride is firmly established as an international bestseller. In the Cold Dark Ground kicks off with the discovery of a maimed body in woodland not far from the Granite City, and quickly lands McRae in an underworld trench war. Top drawer plotting and extreme brutality: this Scottish heavyweight’s on gruesomely good form.

https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/stuart-macbride-3

Ben Aaronovitch

Fri 19 Aug 8:45pm – 9:45pm

Studio Theatre

£12.00, £10.00

Ben Aaronovitch

Local Gods for Local People

Ben Aaronovitch’s Metropolitan PC Peter Grant crime novels have propelled him into top 10 bestseller lists, and his latest, Foxglove Summer, proves why. This time, the man who has penned Doctor Who stories for print and screen takes our favourite London copper out of his comfort zone and into the countryside to investigate the supernatural forces behind the disappearances of local children.

https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/ben-aaronovitch-1

Neil Broadfoot & Michael J Malone

Sat 20 Aug 8:30pm – 9:30pm

Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre

£8.00, £6.00

Neil Broadfoot & Michael J Malone

Prose Like a Sniper’s Bullet

The much-missed William McIlvanney didn’t care for the phrase Tartan Noir, but his work paved the way for a vibrant crimewriting scene in Scotland. Two of the most exciting new talents are Neil Broadfoot (described by Magnus Linklater as ‘the one to watch’) and Michael J Malone (who, according to Douglas Skelton ‘delivers a belter of a yarn’). Join them to hear about Broadfoot’s All the Devils and Malone’s Bad Samaritan. Belters, both.

https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/neil-broadfoot-michael-j-malone

Chris Brookmyre

Sun 21 Aug 8:15pm – 9:15pm

Baillie Gifford Main Theatre

£12.00, £10.00

Chris Brookmyre

Does Feminism Have a Dark Side?

For years he’s been regarded as one of Scotland’s best-loved and funniest crimewriters, but Chris Brookmyre’s critical reputation has also steadily grown over that same period and now he counts among the best-respected writers in his field. With Black Widow, Brookmyre bravely strides into new political territory with a thriller that takes in sexism in the workplace, revenge porn and internet trolling.

https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/chris-brookmyre-1

Mary Paulson-Ellis & Nicholas Searle

Mon 22 Aug 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre

£8.00, £6.00

Mary Paulson-Ellis & Nicholas Searle

Tales of the Unexpected

Curious mysteries take deft turns in new books by two emerging stars. Edinburgh-based Mary Paulson-Ellis’ fine debut The Other Mrs Walker follows a woman on a seriously odd case for the Office for Lost People. Nicholas Searle makes a strong case to be le Carré’s heir with debut novel The Good Liar. A successful conman is about to pull off one final coup, but this one is not as simple as first imagined… Chaired by Diana Hope.

https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/mary-paulson-ellis-nicholas-searle

Val McDermid

Mon 22 Aug 8:15pm – 9:15pm

Baillie Gifford Main Theatre

£12.00, £10.00

Val McDermid

Star Writer Returns to the Dark Side

Crime-writing Fifer Val McDermid has had a busy year so far, having found a cameo role for the First Minister in a play she penned for Radio 4 and campaigning hard to save an award-winning Orkney mobile library. Now she’s back on familiar ground as she launches another of the gripping, spine-tingling bestsellers that have turned her into one of Britain’s hottest thriller writers.

https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/val-mcdermid-5

Eva Dolan & Kati Hiekkapelto

Tue 23 Aug 10:15am – 11:15am

The Spiegeltent

£12.00, £10.00

Eva Dolan & Kati Hiekkapelto

Fictional Deaths Turn Up Anywhere

Finnish author, punk vocalist and performance artist Kati Hiekkapelto is the latest Scandinavian noir star. The Defenceless features investigator Anna Fekete and the curious death of a man run over by an au pair. Essex-based author Eva Dolan presents her third Zigic and Ferreira novel, After You Die, in which Ferreira investigates the case of two bodies found in a picturesque village near Peterborough.

https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/eva-dolan-kati-hiekkapelto

Quintin Jardine

Tue 23 Aug 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Baillie Gifford Main Theatre

£12.00, £10.00

Quintin Jardine

Scottish Sleuth Settles Scores

Bob Skinner is back! This time he’s shocked by what he uncovers in the back of a stolen car when it collides with his own on the outskirts of Edinburgh. In Private Investigations, the 26th story of Quintin Jardine’s series, Scotland’s toughest cop sets out on the trail of an expensive yacht as the body count rises. But working for the newly-unified Police Scotland, it’s unclear whose side Skinner is on. Jardine talks to Brian Taylor.

https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/quintin-jardine-6

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