Bloody Scotland Gala Launch @bloodyScotland @Damedenisemina #bloodyscotland # McIlvanneyPrize

What a splendid start to the Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival. In the magnificent setting of The Grand Hall of Stirling Castle authors and readers gathered together to celebrate crime writing and especially crime writing in Scotland, and to formally launch Bloody Scotland, the book. All eyes were turned to Susan Calman, on video, dueContinue reading “Bloody Scotland Gala Launch @bloodyScotland @Damedenisemina #bloodyscotland # McIlvanneyPrize”

Bloody, Bloody Scotland #blogtour @BloodyScotland @brownlee_donald @HistEnvScot @welovehistory

In Bloody Scotland a selection of Scotland’s best crime writers use the sinister side of the country’s built heritage in stories that are by turns gripping, chilling and redemptive. Stellar contributors Val McDermid, Chris Brookmyre, Denise Mina, Ann Cleeves, Louise Welsh, Lin Anderson, Doug Johnstone, Gordon Brown, Craig Robertson, E S Thomson, Sara Sheridan andContinue reading “Bloody, Bloody Scotland #blogtour @BloodyScotland @brownlee_donald @HistEnvScot @welovehistory”

Teams Revealed for Bloody Scotland Football Match #TheBloodyCup #Thistimeitsserious @bloodyscotland @brownlee_donald #bloodyscotland

Free to all on Saturday 9 September at Cowane’s Hospital Grounds by Stirling Castle with pop up bar courtesy of Stirling Gin serving Bloody Scotland cocktails. “This is the fourth year of the Scotland-England match and with one win apiece and one draw, there is clearly much bragging rights to play for as well asContinue reading “Teams Revealed for Bloody Scotland Football Match #TheBloodyCup #Thistimeitsserious @bloodyscotland @brownlee_donald #bloodyscotland”

House of Spines by Michael J Malone @AnneCater @OrendaBooks @michaeljmalone1 #blogtour #HouseofSpines

A terrifying psychological thriller come Gothic mystery, as a young man with mental health issues inherits an isolate mansion, where all is not as it seems… Ran McGhie’s world has been turned upside down. A young, lonely and frustrated writer, and suffering from mental-health problems, he discovers that his long-dead mother was related to oneContinue reading “House of Spines by Michael J Malone @AnneCater @OrendaBooks @michaeljmalone1 #blogtour #HouseofSpines”

The Wardrobe Mistress by Patrick McGrath #WardrobeMistress @PMcGrathNovels @WindmillBooks

  JANUARY 1947. London is in ruins, there’s nothing to eat, and it’s the coldest winter in living memory. To make matters worse, Charlie Grice, one of the great stage actors of the day, has suddenly died. His widow Joan, the wardrobe mistress, is beside herself with grief. Then one night she discovers Gricey’s secret.Continue reading “The Wardrobe Mistress by Patrick McGrath #WardrobeMistress @PMcGrathNovels @WindmillBooks”

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