Hyde by Craig Russell @TheCraigRussell @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald

It is my absolute pleasure to be showcasing Craig Russell’s Hyde as part of the blog tour for the Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2021. Tomorrow night we’ll find out who has won, and all this week bloggers have been showcasing the shortlisted books. You can check out theContinue reading “Hyde by Craig Russell @TheCraigRussell @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald”

BLOODY SCOTLAND REVEALS FIVE FINALISTS FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE 2021 @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald

BLOODY SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL REVEALS FIVE FINALISTS FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE 2021 sponsored by The Glencairn Glass with match funding from Culture & Business Fund Scotland  Five years ago the Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award was renamed the McIlvanney Prize in memory of William McIlvanney. This year his final book, TheContinue reading “BLOODY SCOTLAND REVEALS FIVE FINALISTS FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE 2021 @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald”

BLOODY SCOTLAND HYBRID FESTIVAL PROGRAMME LAUNCHED AND OMG!!! @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald

The Bloody Scotland Festival programme was unveiled today and Oh My Goodness it is a cracker!! I am so excited it’s hard to contain my enthusiasm!! This year’s is a hybrid programme of physical and virtual events and what that means is the organisers have been able to secure some of the best and mostContinue reading “BLOODY SCOTLAND HYBRID FESTIVAL PROGRAMME LAUNCHED AND OMG!!! @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald”

Lucky for One: Bloody Scotland reveals 13 McIlvanney Prize Finalists for 2021 @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald

Five years ago the Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award was renamed the McIlvanney Prize in memory of William McIlvanney. This year his final book, The Dark Remains which was completed with the help of Ian Rankin will be published on 2 September coinciding with the announcement of the McIlvanney Prize shortlist. The longlistContinue reading “Lucky for One: Bloody Scotland reveals 13 McIlvanney Prize Finalists for 2021 @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald”

BLOODY SCOTLAND McIlvanney Prize #blogtour @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald @FrancineElena

I’m delighted to have the opportunity to showcase one of the authors who has been shortlisted for the Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Novel of the Year 2020. I reviewed Francine Toon’s Pine at the start of the year and you can see my review here. The judges said of Pine: ‘an impressiveContinue reading “BLOODY SCOTLAND McIlvanney Prize #blogtour @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald @FrancineElena”

BLOODY SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL REVEALS FOUR FINALISTS FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE 2020

The annual McIlvanney judges lunch was a virtual Bank Holiday breakfast this year with Karen Robinson in London, Stuart Cosgrove in Glasgow and James Crawford in Edinburgh. All were impressed by the variety and diversity of the finalists, with titles of dark humour, historical research, ambitious and innovative writing which demonstrate the sheer range ofContinue reading “BLOODY SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL REVEALS FOUR FINALISTS FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE 2020”

SHORTLIST FOR THE BLOODY SCOTLAND DEBUT and SCOTTISH CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020 LONGLIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE 2020 @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald

Winners to be presented on Friday 18 September 2020  Four years ago the Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award was renamed the McIlvanney Prize in memory of William McIlvanney who is often described as the Godfather of Tartan Noir. Last year Bloody Scotland also introduced a prize for The Bloody Scotland Debut Scottish CrimeContinue reading “SHORTLIST FOR THE BLOODY SCOTLAND DEBUT and SCOTTISH CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020 LONGLIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE 2020 @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald”

BLOODY SCOTLAND CONFIRMS THAT THE McILVANNEY PRIZE AND BLOODY SCOTLAND DEBUT PRIZE WILL GO AHEAD WITH NEW SPONSOR – THE GLENCAIRN GLASS

Longlist to be announced on Tuesday 23 June 2020 Finalists to be announced on Tuesday 1 September 2020 Winner to be to be announced on Friday 18 September 2020 As we wait to hear whether the Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival can go ahead (a decision is expected at the end of the month) there is good news around the annual prizes the FestivalContinue reading “BLOODY SCOTLAND CONFIRMS THAT THE McILVANNEY PRIZE AND BLOODY SCOTLAND DEBUT PRIZE WILL GO AHEAD WITH NEW SPONSOR – THE GLENCAIRN GLASS”

Bloody Scotland Days 2 and 3; Sat 21 , Sun 22nd September @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald @mcdevitt_bob

The start of Bloody Scotland was such a blast, I was on a high as I began Day 2. My love of new writing combines perfectly with the Bloody Scotland ethos, so it was obvious that I was always going to be at the Debut novel panel. I had seen each of these panelists before,Continue reading “Bloody Scotland Days 2 and 3; Sat 21 , Sun 22nd September @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald @mcdevitt_bob”

Bloody Scotland 2019: What an awesome weekend crime blast! @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald #BloodyScotland2019

Friday 20 September Every year, it seems, Bloody Scotland just gets better and better. This year’s was a hugely enjoyable and informative blast of crime fiction, starting with the awarding of the McIlvanney Prize for the Best Scottish Crime Novel of the Year. Even the weather was glorious for the first two days of theContinue reading “Bloody Scotland 2019: What an awesome weekend crime blast! @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald #BloodyScotland2019”

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