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Fun Lovin’ Crimewriters

23rd Mar 2018  •  7:45PM – 9:45PM  •  Tramway

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.

Tickets: £12

Lin Anderson Introduces… CJ Tudor, Karen Hamilton & Cara Hunter

24th Mar 2018  •  11:30AM – 12:30PM  •  Mitchell Library

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.

Tickets: £6

Lindsey Davis, Pandora’s Boy

24th Mar 2018  •  1:15PM – 2:15PM  •  Mitchell Library

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’.

Tickets: £9

Alan Parks, Ian Skewis & Charles E. McGarry, The Glasgow (Crime) Boys

24th Mar 2018  •  1:15PM – 2:15PM  •  Mitchell Library

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

Tickets: £6

Val McDermid, Doug Johnstone & Lin Anderson, Bloody Scotland

24th Mar 2018  •  3:00PM – 4:00PM  •  Mitchell Library

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.

Tickets: £9

Shaun Greenhalgh & Waldemar Januszczak, A Forger’s Tale

24th Mar 2018  •  6:30PM – 7:30PM  •  Mitchell Library

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.

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Nick Triplow: Getting Carter

20th Mar 2018  •  7:00PM – 8:00PM  •  Glasgow Film Theatre

Getting Carter is a meticulously researched and riveting account of the career of a doomed genius. The talk will be followed by a screening of the 1971 classic film.

The film Get Carter was based on a book called Jack’s Return Home by Ted Lewis. The influence of both book and film is strong to this day, but what of the man who wrote this seminal work? Born in Manchester in 1940, he grew up in postwar Humberside, attending Hull Art School before heading for London. His life, a cycle of obscurity to glamour and back to obscurity. He had eight books published but, his life fell apart, his marriage ended, he returned to Humberside and died aged only 42. Getting Carter is a meticulously researched and riveting account of the career of a doomed genius. The talk will be followed by a screening of the 1971 classic film.

Tickets: £10

Clare Mackintosh, Sarah Vaughan & Fiona Cummins: Unputdownable Thrillers

21st Mar 2018  •  6:00PM – 7:00PM  •  Mitchell Library

Whether you call them, ‘Domestic noir’ or ‘Grip-lit’ or the old favourite ‘Psychological Thriller’ the three authors appearing together here certainly know a thing or two about the genre!

The past few years has seen the unstoppable rise of a certain kind of crime novel, whether you call them, ‘Domestic noir’ or ‘Grip-lit’ or the old favourite ‘Psychological Thriller’ the three authors appearing together here certainly know a thing or two about the genre! Clare Mackintosh’s Let Me Lie finds a young woman struggling to come to terms with the apparent suicide of both her parents. Sarah Vaughan’s Anatomy of a Scandal centres on a high-profile marriage that begins to unravel when the husband is accused of a terrible crime. Fiona Cummins The Collector sees DS Etta Fitzroy hunt down a twisted, obsessive criminal.

Tickets: £9

Owen Mullen, Claire MacLeary & Angus McAllister, Glasgow Criminal Beginnings

21st Mar 2018  •  7:45PM – 8:45PM  •  Mitchell Library

Three crime writers who started out life in Glasgow, but haven’t always chosen to set their work in the city come together to discuss the influence Glasgow has had on their books.

Three crime writers who started out life in Glasgow, but haven’t always chosen to set their work in the city come together to discuss the influence Glasgow has had on their books. Owen Mullen’s debut novel Games People Play was long-listed for the McIlvanney Prize and his latest And So It Began was a Sunday Times Crime Club Star Pick. Claire MacLeary’s Burnout is the sequel to her debut, Cross Purpose which was also long-listed for the McIlvanney Prize. Angus McAllister’s Close Quarters satirises the traditional and sentimental view of Glasgow’s tenement life and has been a huge success.

Tickets: £9

Walk “The Square Mile of Murder”

22nd Mar 2018  •  3:00PM – 5:00PM  •  Mitchell Library

Follow in the bloody footsteps of Jack House’s 1961 crime classic with this guided walk around the key locations of four celebrated murder cases

Follow in the bloody footsteps of Jack House’s 1961 crime classic with this guided walk around the key locations of four celebrated murder cases, all within a mile of Charing Cross. Madeline Smith and Oscar Slater may be better known than Jessie McLachlan and Dr Edward Pritchard, but the sensational trials of all four shocked Victorian and Edwardian Glasgow, and their stories are still told and debated even today. This walk will provide plenty of inspiration for aspiring crime writers.

Led by Ronnie Scott BA, M Phil, PhD, FSA from The University of Strathclyde.

Tickets: £9

Russell Findlay, Acid Attack

22nd Mar 2018  •  6:00PM – 7:00PM  •  CCA

Russell Findlay spent decades taking on the most dangerous men in Scotland’s criminal underworld.

Russell Findlay spent decades taking on the most dangerous men in Scotland’s criminal underworld. Organised crime clans such as the Daniels, Lyons and McGoverns and figures such as Paul Ferris and Kevin ‘Gerbil’ Carroll were unmasked by Findlay and his col-leagues at the Sunday Mail and Scottish Sun. Two days before Christmas 2015, Findlay became the target of an unprecedented attack when William ‘Basil’ Burns came to the journalist’s home and hurled sulphuric acid in his face. Taking this botched hit as his starting point, Findlay unravels the identity of those suspected of hiring Burns, at the same time giving a unique insight into the criminal landscape of modern Scotland.

Tickets: £9

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Alex Gray & Leigh Russell, Crime is a Series Business

15th Mar 2018  •  6:00PM – 7:00PM  •  University of Glasgow Chapel

Join these two best-selling crime writers for a fascinating discussion about their latest novels

Join these two best-selling crime writers for a fascinating discussion about their latest novels which are both the latest instalments in a long running series. Alex Gray is one of Scotland’s most popular crime writers and Only the Dead Can Tell is the latest adventure for DSI William Lorimer. Leigh Russell is the author of the internationally bestselling Geraldine Steel series of which Class Murder is the latest. The series has sold over a million copies worldwide.

Tickets: £9

Stuart David: Peacock’s Alibi

15th Mar 2018  •  7:45PM – 8:45PM  •  University of Glasgow Chapel

Stuart David is a musician, songwriter and novelist.

Stuart David is a musician, songwriter and novelist. He co-founded the band Belle and Sebastian and went on to form Looper. He grew up in Alexandria, on the west coast of Scotland – a town memorably described as looking like ‘a town that’s helping the police with their inquiries’. He returns to chronicling the chaotic life and times of his favourite Glasgow chancer, Peacock Johnson, in his forthcoming novel, Peacock’s Alibi, described by the Independent as ‘Billy Connolly meets Inspector Clouseau’.

In Peacock’s Alibi, Peacock Johnson is excited about his next get-rich-quick scheme. He thinks it’s a surefire winner and has a friend interested in investing. Unfortunately, Peacock is also the main suspect for the murder of small-time crook Dougie Dowds. He has an alibi, but Detective Inspector McFadgen is not buying it. Under McFadgen’s constant surveillance, Peacock’s path to riches seems to be vanishing into the ether, and then things begin to seriously unravel . . .

The character of Peacock Johnson is based on some of the people Stuart grew up with in Alexandria and might also be familiar to readers of a certain Mr Ian Rankin…

‘Peacock and Bev are fantastic characters. Very excited to see them back’ – Graham Linehan

‘If Stuart David ever gives up the day job, pop music’s loss would be literature’s gain’ – The Times

Tickets: £9

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Simon Cox & Ragnar Jonasson The Reykjavik Connection

16th Mar 2018  •  7:45PM – 8:45PM  •  Mitchell Library

Join us for an evening of Nordic Noir.

This session will explore Icelandic crime from two fascinating  perspectives – the chilling, poetic beauty of Ragnar Jonasson’s crime fiction and Simon Cox’s celebrated BBC News investigation into unsolved murders in the 1970s.

Spanning the icy streets of Reykjavik, the Icelandic highlands and cold, isolated fjords, The Darkness is the first novel in the new Hulda crime series from one of the most exciting names in Nordic Noir. The Reykjavik Confessions is a chilling journey of discovery into a dark corner of Icelandic history, and a riveting true-crime thriller.

Chris Brookmyre & Laura Lam, It’s Crime Jim, But Not As We Know It

17th Mar 2018  •  4:45PM – 5:45PM  •  Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Join these two crime writers who are expanding the boundaries of the genre

Join these two crime writers who are expanding the boundaries of the genre… Places in the Darkness is set on a space station where hundreds of scientists and engi-neers work building a colony ship that will one day take humanity to the stars. When a mutilated body is found, investigator, Alice Blake, is sent from Earth and discovers a conspiracy that threatens not only her life, but the future of humanity itself. Shattered Minds features an ex-neuroscientist Carina, who has been damaged by working on a sinister brain-mapping project. She must kick her addictions, fight her demons and destroy her adversary – before it changes her and our society, forever.

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Stuart Kelly: The Minister and the Murderer

18th Mar 2018  •  6:30PM – 7:30PM  •  Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Literary critic and author Stuart Kelly uses an infamous murder case to write a compelling history of the church in Scotland,

In 1969, James Nelson confessed to murder, served a prison sentence, then applied to be ordained as a minster in the church. The case split the church in two as the bible has a lot to say about murder. Literary critic and author Stuart Kelly uses the case of Nelson to write a compelling history of the church in Scotland, it is a book of soul-searching and speculation, deep thinking and fine writing. It is a knotty, riveting and mind-expanding investigation of truth and faith.

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David Adam & Gordon Brown, Adventures in Intelligence

18th Mar 2018  •  1:15PM – 2:15PM  •  Mitchell Library

In The Genius Within, bestselling author David Adam explores the ground-breaking neuroscience of cognitive enhancement that is changing the way the brain and the mind works

What if you have more intelligence than you realize? What if there is a genius inside you, just waiting to be released? And what if the route to better brain power is not hard work or thousands of hours of practice but to simply swallow a pill? In The Genius Within, bestselling author David Adam explores the ground-breaking neuroscience of cognitive enhancement that is changing the way the brain and the mind works – to make it better, sharper, more focused and, yes, more intelligent. He will be chaired by the crime writer Gordon Brown, whose latest novel features a killer who has been programmed by just this kind of technology!

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