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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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