BLOODY SCOTLAND DEBUT PRIZE 2022 SHORTLIST REVEALED @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald

Today, 28 June 2022, Bloody Scotland, the International Crime Writing Festival, announced the shortlist for the debut authors prize. The shortlist for the 2022 Debut Prize, which is sponsored by The Glencairn Glass, features two women and three men. In a David and Goliath moment the behemoth that is Amazon is battling Into Books, anContinue reading “BLOODY SCOTLAND DEBUT PRIZE 2022 SHORTLIST REVEALED @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald”

BLOODY SCOTLAND BOOK CLUB CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald  

On Wednesday 30 March 2022, the Bloody Scotland Book Club will celebrate it’s first anniversary when festival co-founder, Lin Anderson will chair a lively discussion between blogger Mary Picken (Live & Deadly), journalist Louise Fairbairn and Tommy Zyw. The Bloody Scotland Book Club evolved out of lockdown when the board realised how much crime fiction fansContinue reading “BLOODY SCOTLAND BOOK CLUB CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald  “

Bloody Scotland exceeds expectations and returns for longer in 2022 (yaay!) @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald

Brilliant news! The Bloody Scotland hybrid festival which ran from 17-19 September 2021 and closed its virtual doors on 30 September outperformed targets and has prompted organisers to extend their run for next year. Bloody Scotland 2022 will now start in the historic city of Stirling on Thursday 15 September with the torchlight procession andContinue reading “Bloody Scotland exceeds expectations and returns for longer in 2022 (yaay!) @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald”

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”

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