There’s Been a Murder Picks of the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019 Part Three

Sue Lawrence & Angela Meyer 

 Sun 18 Aug 13:45 – 14:45 

 

 The Spiegeltent 

 

 £12.00, £10.00

Sue Lawrence & Angela Meyer

WHIPPING UP HISTORICAL STORMS

Masterchef winner Sue Lawrence is known for her cookery writing but is also an established writer of historical thrillers. Lawrence discusses Down to the Sea, a tense affair switching between modern-day and 1890s Edinburgh. Melbourne-based Angela Meyer’s debut A Superior Spectre also zips back and forth in time, and 1860s Edinburgh provides a dark setting. Hear how the city’s past sparked these authors’ imaginations, as they talk to Jenny Brown.

https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/sue-lawrence-angela-meyer-13592

Quintin Jardine 

 Sun 18 Aug 19:15 – 20:15 

 

 Spark Theatre on George Street 

 

 £12.00, £10.00

Quintin Jardine

COLD CASES HOTTING UP

Ex-Chief Constable Bob Skinner is enjoying his 30th anniversary as a fictional character and in book number 30, Cold Case, his Scottish creator Quintin Jardine turns the screw on him once again. When a journalist uncovers fresh evidence about a case that has been closed for three decades, Skinner is dragged back to save an old pal. Hear from this prolific master about the creation of an epic series.

https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/quintin-jardine-9-13590

Susan Fletcher & Michelle Paver 

 Mon 19 Aug 10:15 – 11:15 

 

 The Spiegeltent 

 

 £12.00, £10.00

Susan Fletcher & Michelle Paver

THE CHILLS, THEY’RE MULTIPLYING

While horror fans lap up blood and gore, the subtlety of a well-told ghost story can chill a reader to the bones. House of Glass, by Whitbread First Novel Award-winning Susan Fletcher, features love, lies and ghosts as Britain enters the First World War. Michelle Paver’s Wakenhyrst is a gothic thriller where unspeakable forces are unleashed. Join them to discuss the art of building spine-tingling suspense.

https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/susan-fletcher-michelle-paver-13210

Kjell Ola Dahl & Mary Paulson-Ellis 

 Mon 19 Aug 13:45 – 14:45 

 

 The Spiegeltent 

 

 £12.00, £10.00

Kjell Ola Dahl & Mary Paulson-Ellis

THE PAST OFFLOADS ITS SECRETS

In his new book The Courier, Kjell Ola Dahl, aka the godfather of Nordic Noir, tracks between the 1960s and the Second World War through characters haunted by betrayal and death. Mary Paulson-Ellis follows up her 2017 Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year with The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing, a historical mystery that sees a modern-day heir hunter in Scotland seeking the owner of a dead man’s fortune. They meet to discuss the power of long-dead secrets.

https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/kjell-ola-dahl-mary-paulson-ellis-13211

Caroline Lea & Kaite Welsh 

 Mon 19 Aug 14:00 – 15:00 

 

 Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre 

 

 £8.00, £6.00

Caroline Lea & Kaite Welsh

HISTORY’S MYSTERIES UNWRAPPED

Period thrillers don’t get better than these two new British novels by Caroline Lea and Kaite Welsh. In Lea’s stellar The Glass Woman, a windswept 17th century Icelandic village is plunged into paranoia with the arrival of a newly married couple. Welsh’s popular Victorian Edinburgh medical mystery series continues in The Unquiet Heart, as Sarah Gilchrist finds herself defending her dull fiancé against murder charges. The two writers discuss their ideas with fellow novelist Angela Meyer.

https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/caroline-lea-kaite-welsh-13283

Lin Anderson & Jacob Ross 

 Tue 20 Aug 13:45 – 14:45 

 

 The Spiegeltent 

 

 £12.00, £10.00

Lin Anderson & Jacob Ross

FORENSIC COPS DELVE INTO HORROR

Bestselling crime writer Lin Anderson launches her second Rhona MacLeod thriller of the year. Time for the Dead sees the forensics expert seek the truth of a horrible crime on the Isle of Skye. Grenada-born novelist Jacob Ross’s Black Rain Falling features forensics expert Michael ‘Digger’ Digson, as he finds out the lengths people go to to protect their loved ones. The pair dissect their unsettling new novels today.

https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/lin-anderson-jacob-ross-13245

Mark Galeotti 

 Tue 20 Aug 15:45 – 16:45 

 

 Spark Theatre on George Street 

 

 £12.00, £10.00

Mark Galeotti

FROM RUSSIA WITH HATE

Known by their distinctive tattoos, the vory v zakone (translated as ‘thief in law’) have a long and dishonourable history as a criminal underclass in the Soviet Union and Russia. An expert on transnational crime and Russian security affairs, Mark Galeotti traces their trajectory in The Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia from Gulag offenders to the age of the oligarch, all examined in today’s eye-opening event with Trevor Royle.

https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/mark-galeotti-13241

Denise Mina & Matt Wesolowski 

 Tue 20 Aug 19:15 – 20:15 

 

 Spark Theatre on George Street 

 

 £12.00, £10.00

Denise Mina & Matt Wesolowski

WHERE TRUTH AND CRIME MEET

If you’re addicted to true crime podcasts, the new page-turners discussed today give you good reason to remove those headphones. McIlvanney Prize winner Denise Mina’s Conviction involves a woman plunging wrecklessly into a podcast’s unsolved mystery after she was abandoned. Acclaimed horror writer Matt Wesolowski’s Changeling continues his book series with the case of a disappeared boy. Don’t miss this event if you’re a fan of the massively popular true crime podcast Serial.

https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/denise-mina-matt-wesolowski-13206

Jess Kidd & E S Thomson 

 Wed 21 Aug 10:15 – 11:15 

 

 The Spiegeltent 

 

 £12.00, £10.00

Jess Kidd & E S Thomson

UNDER THE KNIFE

Medicine, murder and the macabre meet in Victorian London. A discovery in an anatomy school mortuary takes Jem Flockhart and Will Quartermain on a high-stakes search for answers in E S Thomson’s Surgeon’s Hall. Jess Kidd’s Things in Jars sees Bridie Devine, the finest female detective in 1860s London, take on the case of a child gone missing. Hear what attracted both to set mysteries in the London fog. Chaired by Anya Clayworth.

https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/jess-kidd-e-s-thomson-13371

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There’s Been a Murder Picks of the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019 Part Two

Kate Hamer & Doug Johnstone 

 Fri 16 Aug 13:45 – 14:45 

 

 The Spiegeltent 

 

 £12.00, £10.00

Kate Hamer & Doug Johnstone

AND THE LAWLESSNESS WON

The tenth crime novel from Edinburgh’s Doug Johnstone, Breakers follows a teenager trying to escape his dysfunctional family whilst implicated in the assault of a crime-lord’s wife. In Crushed, Kate Hamer’s follow-up to the bestselling The Girl in the Red Coat, can Phoebe control events to such a degree that when she thinks about murder, carnage occurs nearby? Meet two accomplished writers of lively lawless tales in conversation with writer and broadcaster James Crawford.

https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/kate-hamer-doug-johnstone-13514

Helen FitzGerald & Helga Flatland 

 Sat 17 Aug 12:00 – 13:00 

 

 The Spiegeltent 

 

 £12.00, £10.00

Helen FitzGerald & Helga Flatland

OPENING UP FAMILY AFFAIRS

Glasgow-based Australian Helen FitzGerald struck gold recently with the BBC adaptation of The Cry; her latest novel Worst Case Scenario covers equally disturbing ground as a family murder is investigated. In Norwegian Helga Flatland’s A Modern Family, adult siblings must come to terms with the news that their elderly parents are divorcing. Together they ask: is it possible to know everything about those closest to us? They discuss their ideas and the inspiration for their new books with fellow author Karen Campbell.

https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/helen-fitzgerald-helga-flatland

Ambrose Parry 

 Sat 17 Aug 20:30 – 21:30 

 

 The New York Times Main Theatre 

 

 £12.00, £10.00

CAPTIONED EVENTAmbrose Parry

THE ANAESTHETICS OF CRIME

Crime-writing duo Chris Brookmyre and Marisa Haetzman introduced the shadowy streets of 1840s Edinburgh in The Way of All Flesh last year. Now they launch the sequel, The Art of Dying. Will Raven is a qualified medical practitioner but becomes embroiled in an effort to clear his mentor’s name following the death of a patient. Don’t miss this highlight of the Scottish literary season.

Arne Dahl & Alex Gray 

 Sat 17 Aug 20:45 – 21:45 

 

 Spark Theatre on George Street 

 

 £12.00, £10.00

Arne Dahl & Alex Gray

WHEN HUNTER BECOMES HUNTED

Two of the finest Eurocrime writers combine for an event exploring humanity’s darker side. Scandi author Arne Dahl puts Stockholm police officer Desiré Rosenkvist in the firing line in new novel Hunted, while Alex Gray’s DS William Lorimer series continues in The Stalker, in which the Glasgow cop shields his novelist wife while investigating the murders of two young women. Join them for a foray into criminal investigation, in conversation with writer and broadcaster James Crawford.

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There’s Been a Murder Picks of the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019 Part One

Parker Bilal & James Oswald 

 Sat 10 Aug 12:00 – 13:00 

 

 The Spiegeltent 

 

 £12.00, £10.00

Parker Bilal & James Oswald

CREATING A DETECTIVE SERIES

New novels from Parker Bilal and James Oswald find investigators at different ends of crime-cracking careers. Following the success of his Makana Mystery series, Bilal’s The Divinities marks DS Calil Drake and Dr Rayhana Crane’s maiden voyage as they attempt to solve a brutal murder in Battersea. Oswald’s Cold As The Grave – complete with mummified bodies in Edinburgh – sees DCI Tony McLean in his ninth outing. The authors talk to Brian Taylor.

https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/parker-bilal-james-oswald-13209

Louise Doughty & Stuart Turton 

 Sun 11 Aug 13:45 – 14:45 

 

 The Spiegeltent 

 

 £12.00, £10.00

Louise Doughty & Stuart Turton

CLEVERLY NOVEL WRITING

Meet two British writers of cleverly conceived and suspenseful stories, Louise Doughty and Stuart Turton, who come together to talk about their new novels. The Seven Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle, Turton’s 2018 Costa First Novel Award-winning debut, sees its central character killed afresh daily until her would-be saviour tries to solve the riddle. Doughty, author of the hugely successful Apple Tree Yard, talks about Platform Seven, which has her protagonist trying to prevent people taking their own lives at a railway station.

https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/louise-doughty-stuart-turton-13295

Stuart MacBride 

 Sun 11 Aug 20:45 – 21:45 

 

 Spark Theatre on George Street 

 £12.00, £10.00

Stuart MacBride

LA SCOTIA NOSTRA

With the nation at boiling point, someone’s sending messages in blood in the latest dark thriller from Stuart MacBride. Inspector Logan Macrae is back after a year off, but there’s no rest when a high-profile anti-Independence campaigner disappears amid growing tensions between those fighting for Scotland’s future. Can Logan survive in the cauldron of Scottish politics? Spend an hour with this master of suspense.

https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/stuart-macbride-5-13290

James Runcie 

 Mon 12 Aug 18:45 – 19:45 

 The New York Times Main Theatre 

 

 £12.00, £10.00

James Runcie

GOOD MAN OF GRANTCHESTER

Journey back in time with The Road to Grantchester, James Runcie’s superb prequel to his successful Grantchester Mysteries series. The future Archdeacon Sidney Chambers’s young life is turned inside out when the Second World War tears through Britain’s idyll, and he returns from Italy burdened with a secret. Runcie discusses his new book with Jane Fowler, in a perfect introduction for new readers and a deep dive for existing fans.

https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/james-runcie-3-13327

Chris Brookmyre 

 Mon 12 Aug 20:30 – 21:30 

 The New York Times Main Theatre 

 

 £12.00, £10.00

BSL EventChris Brookmyre

CRIMINALLY IRREVERENT WIT

Sixteen years on from the death of young Niamh on a holiday in Portugal, the glamorous Temple clan hold a fateful family reunion in Fallen Angel, Chris Brookmyre’s new standalone thriller. For Amanda, a neighbouring nanny, fascination gives way to suspicion – what did happen to the girl? Among our finest crime writers and funniest speakers, Brookmyre is back with one of his best stories yet. He talks to Brian Taylor.

https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/chris-brookmyre-4-13328

Joanne Harris 

 Tue 13 Aug 11:45 – 12:45 

 The New York Times Main Theatre 

 

 £12.00, £10.00

Joanne Harris

INDULGENT FICTION

Vianne Rocher is back, but trouble could be brewing in Lansquenet-sous-Tannes. Joanne Harris revisits the world of Chocolat 20 years on. In The Strawberry Thief, life has settled down for Rocher, but the death of a local florist brings fresh upheaval to the village, including a new chocolate shop – conflict, or worse, could be waiting. Dip into Harris’s expertly crafted world for an unrivalled sensory experience.

https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/joanne-harris-5-13354

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