James Oswald, Neil Broadfoot & M.R Mackenzie
14th Mar 2019 • 6:00PM – 7:00PM • Mitchell Library
A Central Belt in the Mouth
With crime novels set in Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh, these three writers are packing a punch with their latest work.
James Oswald’s Cold as the Grave is the ninth book in the Inspector McLean series which opens with a mummified body hidden in a basement room.
Neil Broadfoot’s No Man’s Land introduces the rough and ready Connor Fraser as he deals with a mutilated body dumped in the heart of historic Stirling.
Glasgow librarian M.R Mackenzie’s debut, In the Silence, follows Anna, a criminology lecturer who finds herself as the star witness at the centre of a murder investigation.
Chaired by Caro Ramsay.
16th Mar 2019 • 6:30PM – 7:30PM • Mitchell Library
The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met.
They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolverhampton, Sweden and Wales. They wrote ballads, ran coffee houses, lived on country estates, they breathed ink-dust from printing presses and escaped people-traffickers.
What they had in common was the year of their murders: 1888. The person responsible was never identified, but ‘Jack the Ripper’, the character created by the press to fill that gap, has become far more famous than any of these five women.
Historian Hallie Rubenhold finally sets the record straight in her extraordinary new book.
‘A powerful and shaming book, but most shameful of all is that it took 130 years to write.’ (The Guardian)
‘A poignant, absorbing read’ (The Times)
17th Mar 2019 • 1:15PM – 2:15PM • Mitchell Library
A Life of John Buchan
John Buchan’s name is known across the world for The Thirty-Nine Steps.
In the past 100 years the classic thriller has never been out of print and has inspired numerous adaptations for film, television, radio and stage, beginning with Alfred Hitchcock’s version.
Yet there was more to him. He was a scholar, antiquarian, barrister, colonial administrator, journal editor, literary critic, publisher, war correspondent, director of wartime propaganda and a member of parliament.
Ursula Buchan, his granddaughter, has drawn on recently discovered family documents to write this comprehensive and illuminating biography of a remarkable man and his times.
Anna Mazzola, Douglas Skelton & C.L Taylor
17th Mar 2019 • 8:00PM – 9:00PM • Mitchell Library
These Bloody Islands
Alex Gray & Ann Cleeves
22nd Mar 2019 • 6:00PM – 7:00PM • Mitchell Theatre
Catching Up with Lorimer & Perez
22nd Mar 2019 • 7:45PM – 8:45PM • Mitchell Library
Aspects of Gothic
22nd Mar 2019 • 9:00PM – 11:00PM • Mitchell Library
Back due to popular demand: Mark Billingham, Chris Brookmyre, Doug Johnstone, Val McDermid, Stuart Neville and Luca Veste