BLOODY SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL REVEALS 2019 PROGRAMME. ALL ABOARD FOR A STELLAR CAST OF NAMES inc DAVID BALDACCI, DENISE MINA, IAN RANKIN, SHARI LAPENA, RICHARD OSMAN STIRLING 20-22 SEPTEMBER 2019 @brownlee_donald @BloodyScotland #BloodyScotland

It’s 11.30am in Stirling and the Golden Lion is buzzing with crime writers, bloggers and journalists waiting for the unveiling of this year’s programme. I’m here at the launch to get the news hot off the press; it’s the best and most exciting crime festival anywhere, featuring the very best of Scottish and international crimeContinue reading “BLOODY SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL REVEALS 2019 PROGRAMME. ALL ABOARD FOR A STELLAR CAST OF NAMES inc DAVID BALDACCI, DENISE MINA, IAN RANKIN, SHARI LAPENA, RICHARD OSMAN STIRLING 20-22 SEPTEMBER 2019 @brownlee_donald @BloodyScotland #BloodyScotland”

Alex Gray’s New Crimes debut authors revealed and final call for McIlvanney Prize entries and the NEW crime fiction debut prize @BloodyScotland @brownlee_donald @AlexinCrimeland

Best-selling crime writer Alex Gray created the Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival with fellow author, Lin Anderson, in order to celebrate the best of crime writing and to support aspiring crime writers. As the Festival celebrates 8 years Alex reveals her debut selections for this years New Crimes panel and reflects on the successContinue reading “Alex Gray’s New Crimes debut authors revealed and final call for McIlvanney Prize entries and the NEW crime fiction debut prize @BloodyScotland @brownlee_donald @AlexinCrimeland”

BLOODY SCOTLAND 2018 @BloodyScotland @McDevitt_Bob @Brownlee_Donald #BloodyScotland

  This post is a little late, as I came home and went straight down with the lurge, an ancient Scottish post festival tradition, and am only just beginning to feel some semblance of normality. Not an issue though, I would gladly suffer for my Bloody Scotland going, such is the sheer pleasure it bringsContinue reading “BLOODY SCOTLAND 2018 @BloodyScotland @McDevitt_Bob @Brownlee_Donald #BloodyScotland”

Bloody Scotland 2018 – Meet the Authors: Q&A with Liam McIlvanney @Bloody Scotland @LiamMcIlvanney @Brownlee_Donald

I am so excited! Tonight I will be in the Church of Holy Rude in Stirling, waiting for the announcement of the book that will win the Scottish Crime novel of the Year – the McIlvanney Prize. I cannot wait to see who will win and begin the weekend of the year at Bloody Scotland.Continue reading “Bloody Scotland 2018 – Meet the Authors: Q&A with Liam McIlvanney @Bloody Scotland @LiamMcIlvanney @Brownlee_Donald”

FINALISTS REVEALED FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE FOR THE SCOTTISH CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018 @BloodyScotland

Bloody Scotland, Scotland’s International Crime Writing Festival has today announced the finalists for the McIlvanney Prize for the Scottish Crime Book of the Year. The winner will be presented at the opening reception of Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival at The Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling on Friday 21 September at an alreadyContinue reading “FINALISTS REVEALED FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE FOR THE SCOTTISH CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018 @BloodyScotland”

#NEWSFLASH Ashley Jensen star of the Agatha Raisin TV series – to appear at this year’s Bloody Scotland Festival

Last year one of the sell-out events at Bloody Scotland was Douglas Henshall, star of Shetland with Ann Cleeves, the author of the books which inspired the TV series. This year Bloody Scotland  has revealed that success will be emulated with a similar celebrity TV / book pairing featuring Ashley Jensen, star of the TV series AgathaContinue reading “#NEWSFLASH Ashley Jensen star of the Agatha Raisin TV series – to appear at this year’s Bloody Scotland Festival”

The Quaker by Liam McIlvanney @LiamMcIlvanney @JaimeFrost @HarperFiction @fictionpubteam @CottonFinn

  Source: Review copy Publication: June 28th 2018 from Harper Collins Pp: 400 ISBN-13: 978-0008259914   A city torn apart. Glasgow, 1969. In the grip of the worst winter for years, the city is brought to its knees by a killer whose name fills the streets with fear: the Quaker. He takes his next victimContinue reading “The Quaker by Liam McIlvanney @LiamMcIlvanney @JaimeFrost @HarperFiction @fictionpubteam @CottonFinn”

McILVANNEY PRIZE FOR SCOTTISH CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 – LONGLIST ANNOUNCEMENT #BloodyScotland @BloodyScotland @brownleedonald

  “Forty-one years ago, William McIlvanney rocked the British literary world with Laidlaw, a gritty and socially conscious crime novel that brought Glasgow to life more vividly than anything before. This year’s longlistees for the McIlvanney Prize demonstrate how modern Scottish crime writing has flourished from those seeds. From debutants to authors with more than 20 books, spy thrillersContinue reading “McILVANNEY PRIZE FOR SCOTTISH CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 – LONGLIST ANNOUNCEMENT #BloodyScotland @BloodyScotland @brownleedonald”

BLOODY SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL REVEALS 2018 PROGRAMME INCLUDING TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION & A STELLAR CAST OF NAMES STIRLING 21-23 SEPTEMBER 2018 @brownlee_donald @bloodyscotland #crimefestival

It’s almost noon in Stirling and the Golden Lion is buzzing with crime writers waiting for the unveiling of this year’s programme. This intrepid blogger is waiting to hear all the details while simultaneously and surreptitiously refreshing the Bloody Scotland website to try and book tickets before the smallest and arguably therefore, the most popular event,Continue reading “BLOODY SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL REVEALS 2018 PROGRAMME INCLUDING TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION & A STELLAR CAST OF NAMES STIRLING 21-23 SEPTEMBER 2018 @brownlee_donald @bloodyscotland #crimefestival”

BLOODY SCOTLAND MARKS PROGRAMME LAUNCH WITH SHORTBREAD AND AFTERNOON TEA – AND ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald #BloodyScotland

Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival will be marking the launch of the 2018 programme in the presence of the writer of one of Scotland’s best loved crime series, Alexander McCall Smith. The official programme launch on Monday 4 June will be followed by afternoon tea in the Ballroom of The Golden Lion Hotel inContinue reading “BLOODY SCOTLAND MARKS PROGRAMME LAUNCH WITH SHORTBREAD AND AFTERNOON TEA – AND ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald #BloodyScotland”

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