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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

For more information about these and other events going on you can check out the Edinburgh International Book Festival at https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/

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