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Val McDermid

23rd Mar 2019  •  1:15PM – 2:15PM  •  Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 

Broken Ground

Val McDermid

When a body is discovered in the remote depths of the Highlands, DCI Karen Pirie finds herself in the right place at the right time. 
Unearthed with someone’s long-buried inheritance, the victim seems to belong to the distant past and Karen is called in to unravel a case where nothing is as it seems. 
Broken Ground is Val McDermid aka the Queen of Scottish Crime Writing writing at the very top of her game.

Jonathan Freedland (writing as Sam Bourne) 

23rd Mar 2019  •  3:00PM – 4:00PM  •  Mitchell Theatre 

To Kill the Truth

Jonathan Freedland (writing as Sam Bourne)

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled. Our Box Office will be in touch with ticket holders to arrange refunds.

Sam Bourne is the pseudonym of award-winning journalist and broadcaster Jonathan Freedland. His first novel, The Righteous Men was a number one best-seller. 

He returns with the taut, authoritative and explosive To Kill the Truth in which someone is trying to destroy the evidence of history’s greatest crimes. 

As Black Lives Matter protestors clash with slavery deniers, America is on a knife-edge and time is running out. This deadly conspiracy could ignite a new Civil War and take us to the edge of anarchy and a world in which history will be rewritten by those who live to shape it.

Chaired by Alan Little.

Louise Candlish & Lisa Ballantyne

23rd Mar 2019  •  3:00PM – 4:00PM  •  Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 

Secrets and Liars

Louise Candlish & Lisa Ballantyne

On a bright morning in the suburbs, a family moves into the house they’ve just bought on Trinity Avenue. Nothing strange about that. Except it’s your house. And you didn’t sell it. Our House by Louise Candlish takes a great premise and waves it into a fresh, fun and engrossing novel. 
While Nick Dean is enjoying an evening at home with his family, he is blissfully unaware that one of his pupils has just placed an allegation of abuse against him. 
Lisa Ballantyne’s Little Liar illustrates the fine line between guilt and innocence, and shows that everyone has their secrets…

Antti Tuomainen & Lilja Sigurdardottir

23rd Mar 2019  •  4:45PM – 5:45PM  •  Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 

Delicious Nordic Noir

Antti Tuomainen & Lilja Sigurdardottir

Set in a Reykjavík still covered in the dust of the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption, and with a dark, fast-paced and chilling plot, and intriguing characters, Lilja Sigurdardottir’s Trap is an outstandingly original and sexy Nordic crime thriller, from one of the most exciting new names in crime fiction.
With a nod to Fargo, and dark noir, Antti Tuomainen’s Palm Beach, Finland is both a page-turning thriller and a black comedy about lust for money, fleeing dreams and people struggling at turning points in their lives – chasing their fantasies regardless of reason.

Simon Mayo

23rd Mar 2019  •  8:00PM – 9:00PM  •  Mitchell Theatre 

Mad Blood Stirring

Simon Mayo

Simon Mayo has been one of our most popular radio broadcasters for over 30 years and is one half of the most trusted film reviewing duo around, Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review. 
He is now enjoying a new career as a best-selling novelist. Inspired by a true story, Mad Blood Stirring tells of a few frantic months in the suffocating atmosphere of a prison awaiting liberation. 
It is a story of hope and freedom, of loss and suffering, and how sometimes, in our darkest hour, it can be the most unlikely of things that see us through.
Chaired by Anna Day.

Luca Veste Introduces… B.P Walter & G.R Halliday

23rd Mar 2019  •  8:00PM – 9:00PM  •  Mitchell Library 

Aye Write Introduces

Luca Veste Introduces... B.P Walter & G.R Halliday

Luca Veste of the Two Crime Writers and a Microphone podcast introduces two page-turning crime debuts. In B.P Walter’s A Version of the Truth a devastating secret has simmered beneath the surface for over 25 years. Now it’s time to discover the truth. But what if you’re afraid of what you might find? 
G. R Halliday’s From the Shadows is a stunning, atmospheric police procedural set against the grit of Inverness and the raw beauty of the Scottish Highlands, this is the first book in the DI Monica Kennedy series.

Shaun Bythell Introduces… Daisy Johnson and Alan Trotter

24th Mar 2019  •  6:30PM – 7:30PM  •  Mitchell Library 

Part of the Aye Write introduces series

Shaun Bythell Introduces... Daisy Johnson and Alan Trotter

Shaun Bythell, owner of the largest second-hand bookshop in Scotland and author of Diary of a Bookseller introduces these two extraordinary debuts.

Daisy Johnson’s Everything Under turns classical myth on its head and takes readers to a modern-day England unfamiliar to most. As daring as it is moving, the novel is a story of family and identity, of fate, language, love and belonging that saw Daisy shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize in 2018. 

Drunk on cinematic and literary influence, Alan Trotter’s Muscle is a slice of noir fiction in collapse, a ceaselessly imaginative story of violence, boredom and madness.

Luke Jennings and Helen Fitzgerald

24th Mar 2019  •  8:00PM – 9:00PM  •  Mitchell Library 

As (Crime) Scene on TV

Luke Jennings and Helen Fitzgerald

As the authors of Killing Eve and The Cry, Luke Jennings and Helen Fitzgerald have seen their novels turned into must-see television. 

In No Tomorrow by Luke Jennings the duel between Villanelle and Eve Polastri intensifies, as does their mutual obsession, and when the action moves from the high passes of the Tyrol to the heart of Russia, Eve finally begins to unwrap the enigma of her adversary’s true identity. 

Helen Fitzgerald’s latest book Worst Case Scenario is a perceptive, tragic and hugely relevant book – a heart-pounding, relentless and chilling psychological thriller, rich with deliciously dark and unapologetic humour.

Chaired by novelist and screenwriter Chris Dolan.



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