Fun Lovin’ Crimewriters
Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers is a full-on rock ‘n’ roll experience, featuring a set list of carefully chosen cover versions that have a distinctly criminal flavour…
It started at The House of Blues in New Orleans where Mark Billingham, Stuart Neville and Doug Johnstone had a drunken idea…Fast forward a year and they have teamed up with crime-writing pals Val McDermid, Luca Veste and Chris Brookmyre to form a band – Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers – a full-on rock ‘n’ roll experience, featuring a set list of carefully chosen cover versions that have a distinctly criminal flavour… You’re in for a real treat as songs by The Beatles, Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, The Clash and Scotland’s own The Proclaimers are given the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers treatment.
Lin Anderson Introduces… CJ Tudor, Karen Hamilton & Cara Hunter
The popular crime writer and founder of the Bloody Scotland crime festival, Lin Anderson will be here to introduce: C. J. Tudor and Cara Hunter
The popular crime writer and founder of the Bloody Scotland crime festival, Lin Anderson will be here to introduce: C. J. Tudor has had a variety of jobs including trainee reporter, waitress, voiceover artist and television presenter The Chalk Man is her first novel. Karen Hamilton spent her childhood in Angola, Zimbabwe, Belgium and Italy and worked as a flight attendant for many years The Perfect Girlfriend is her first novel. Cara Hunter lives in Oxford, in a street not unlike that one featured in Close to Home, her debut featuring DI Adam Fawley.
Lindsey Davis, Pandora’s Boy
Lindsey Davis has written nearly thirty novels. Pandora’s Boy is the latest to feature Private investigator Flavia Albia
Lindsey Davis has written nearly thirty novels. There are twenty books in her bestselling mystery series features laid-back First Century detective Marcus Didius Falco. Pandora’s Boy is the latest to feature Private investigator Flavia Albia. Her books are translated into many languages and serialised on BBC Radio 4. a past Chair of the Crimewriters’ Association and The Society of Authors, she has won the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, the Dagger in the Library, and a Sherlock award for Falco as Best Comic Detective, plus international awards such as the Premio Colosseo ‘For enhancing the image of Rome’.
Alan Parks, Ian Skewis & Charles E. McGarry, The Glasgow (Crime) Boys
Join three relatively new names on the Glasgow crime writing scene as they discuss their novels.
Join three relatively new names on the Glasgow crime writing scene as they discuss their novels. Bloody January by Alan Parks brings to life the dark underbelly of 1970s Glasgow and introduces a dark and electrifying new voice in Scottish noir, in A Murder Of Crows by Ian Skewis DCI Jack Russell is flung headlong into a race against time to prevent the evolution of a serial killer and The Ghost of Helen Addison by Charles E. McGarry, sees private detective, avowed gourmet and wine connoisseur, Leo Moran drawn into the investigation of the ritualistic murder of a young woman in rural Argyll
Val McDermid, Doug Johnstone & Lin Anderson, Bloody Scotland
Join three of the contributors to this unique anthology Val McDermid, Doug Johnstone and Lin Anderson and the editor James Crawford as they explore the thrilling potential of Scotland’s iconic sites and structures.
In this unique anthology twelve of Scotland’s best crime writers use the sinister side of the country’s built heritage in stories that are by turns gripping, chilling and redemptive. Join Val McDermid, Doug Johnstone and Lin Anderson and the editor James Crawford as they explore the thrilling potential of Scotland’s iconic sites and structures. From murder in an Iron Age broch and a macabre tale of revenge among the furious clamour of an eighteenth century mill, to a rivalry turning fatal in the concrete galleries of the seminary at Cardross, this collection uncovers the intimate – and deadly – connections between people and places.
Shaun Greenhalgh & Waldemar Januszczak, A Forger’s Tale
In 2007, Shaun Greenhalgh was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison for the crime of producing artistic forgeries
In 2007, Shaun Greenhalgh was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison for the crime of producing artistic forgeries. Working out of a shed in his parents’ garden, Greenhalgh had successfully fooled some of the world’s greatest museums. Written in prison, A Forger’s Tale details Shaun’s notorious career and the extraordinary circumstances that led to it. From Leonardo drawings to L.S. Lowry paintings, from busts of American presidents to Anglo-Saxon brooches, Greenhalgh could – and did – copy it all. Shaun will be in conversation with Waldemar Januszczak, the renowned art critic and broadcaster who contributed to the book.