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STIRLING 8—10 SEPTEMBER 2017

SCOTLAND’S INTERNATIONAL CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL


MAFIA • THE SALE OF THE EIFFEL TOWER • JOHN LEONARD ORR • BONNIE AND CLYDE • HELLS ANGELS • THE ABDUCTION OF POCAHONTAS • THE ZODIAC KILLER • THE MURDER OF JOHN LENNON • BURKE AND HARE • “FREEWAY” RICK ROSS • THE TEAPOT DOME SCANDAL • DR CRIPPEN • CHARLES PONZI • OJ SIMPSON • ALICE KYTELER • THE MANSON FAMILY • THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER • THE DREYFUS AFFAIR • ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ • HARRY DOMELA • KIRK BLOODSWORTH • THE ASSASSINATION OF RASPUTIN • JACK THE RIPPER • THE AFFAIR OF THE DIAMOND NECKLACE • DORIS PAYNE • THE KRAYS • THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY • JEFFREY DAHMER • THE ASSASSINATION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN • TED BUNDY • THE SICILIAN MAFIA • THE SALE OF THE SICILIAN MAFIA • THE SALE OF THE EIFFEL TOWER • JOHN LEONARD ORR • BONNIE AND CLYDE • HELLS ANGELS • THE ABDUCTION OF POCAHONTAS • THE ZODIAC KILLER • THE MURDER OF JOHN LENNON • THE HATTON GARDEN HEIST • BURKE AND HARE • “FREEWAY” RICK ROSS • THE TEAPOT DOME SCANDAL • DR CRIPPEN • CHARLES PONZI • OJ SIMPSON • ALICE KYTELER • THE MANSON FAMILY • THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER • THE DREYFUS AFFAIR • ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ • HARRY DOMELA • KIRK BLOODSWORTH • THE ASSASSINATION OF RASPUTIN • JACK THE RIPPER • THE AFFAIR OF THE DIAMOND NECKLACE • DORIS PAYNE • THE KRAYS • THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY • JEFFREY DAHMER • THE ASSASSINATION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN • TED BUNDY • THE SALE OF THE EIFFEL TOWER • THE SICILIAN MAFIA • JOHN LEONARD ORR • THE ABDUCTION OF POCAHONTAS • BONNIE AND CLYDE • THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY • • THE ZODIAC KILLER • THE KRAYS • THE HATTON GARDEN HEIST TED BUNDY • THE SICILIAN MAFIA • OJ SIMPSON • JACK THE RIPPER

HISTORY’S BIGGEST CRIMES ALL THE GORY DETAILS

WELCOME TO BLOODY SCOTLAND 2017! We are delighted to announce the programme for our sixth festival in historic Stirling, featuring a truly international line-up of some of the biggest and most exciting names in crime fiction.

politician Vince Cable and deputy chief constable of Scotland, Iain Livingstone.

The weekend kicks off in the grandest style with a gala opening in the Great Hall of Stirling Castle with the launch of a Bloody Scotland short story anthology, the award of the McIlvanney Prize and a stunning torchlight procession from the castle to the Albert Halls. It is, of course, a castle fit for royalty and luckily, we have just that in Ian Rankin and Val McDermid, the king and queen of Scottish crime, who both celebrate 30 year anniversaries with special events.

There is a quiz, a play, forensics, the Scotland-England crime writers football match, a late-night gig from the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers, a live podcast and Crime at the Coo. There continues to be a discount for local residents, tickets for the unemployed and this year we have improved disabled access and are providing a mini-bus between venues for those that need it. On the subject of venues, we are delighted to add Allan Park South Church hall as a new venue. Located at 41 Dumbarton Rd, Stirling FK8 2LQ and only a very short walk from the Albert Halls.

Other leading authors on the programme include the fabulous Lynda LaPlante, Chris Brookmyre, Peter May, Karen Rose, Mark Billingham, Chris Carter and Ann Cleeves. There are also familiar names such as actor Douglas Henshall,

The festival could not happen without its sponsors, most notably Bookdonors, Creative Scotland, Stirling Council and most recently Stirling Gin. Our thanks to them but most of all to you, the reading public. This is your festival.

BLOODY SCOTLAND WOULD LIKE TO THANK… SPONSORS

FUNDERS

FOREW ORD BY PETER JAMES

TO BE KEPT UP TO DATE WITH ALL THE LATEST NEWS, TICKET INFO AND SPECIAL DEALS SIGN-UP TO OUR Tickets and // 01786 27 400 MAILING LIST AT: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM AND FOLLOW USinfo: AT: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM @BLOODYSCOTLAND BLOODYSCOTLAND DK00435CrimeBScot224x153aw.indd 1

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MAFIA • THE SALE OF THE EIFFEL TOWER • JOHN LEONARD ORR • BONNIE AND CLYDE • HELLS ANGELS • THE ABDUCTION OF POCAHONTAS • THE ZODIAC KILLER • THE MURDER OF JOHN LENNON • BURKE AND HARE • “FREEWAY” RICK ROSS • THE TEAPOT DOME SCANDAL • DR CRIPPEN • CHARLES PONZI • OJ SIMPSON • ALICE KYTELER • THE MANSON FAMILY • THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER • THE DREYFUS AFFAIR • ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ • HARRY DOMELA • KIRK BLOODSWORTH • THE ASSASSINATION OF RASPUTIN • JACK THE RIPPER • THE AFFAIR OF THE DIAMOND NECKLACE • DORIS PAYNE • THE KRAYS • THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY • JEFFREY DAHMER • THE ASSASSINATION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN • TED BUNDY • THE SICILIAN MAFIA • THE SALE OF THE SICILIAN MAFIA • THE SALE OF THE EIFFEL TOWER • JOHN LEONARD ORR • BONNIE AND CLYDE • HELLS ANGELS • THE ABDUCTION OF POCAHONTAS • THE ZODIAC KILLER • THE MURDER OF JOHN LENNON • THE HATTON GARDEN HEIST • BURKE AND HARE • “FREEWAY” RICK ROSS • THE TEAPOT DOME SCANDAL • DR CRIPPEN • CHARLES PONZI • OJ SIMPSON • ALICE KYTELER • THE MANSON FAMILY • THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER • THE DREYFUS AFFAIR • ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ • HARRY DOMELA • KIRK BLOODSWORTH • THE ASSASSINATION OF RASPUTIN • JACK THE RIPPER • THE AFFAIR OF THE DIAMOND NECKLACE • DORIS PAYNE • THE KRAYS • THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY • JEFFREY DAHMER • THE ASSASSINATION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN • TED BUNDY • THE SALE OF THE EIFFEL TOWER • THE SICILIAN MAFIA • JOHN LEONARD ORR • THE ABDUCTION OF POCAHONTAS • BONNIE AND CLYDE • THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY • • THE ZODIAC KILLER • THE KRAYS • THE HATTON GARDEN HEIST TED BUNDY • THE SICILIAN MAFIA • OJ SIMPSON • JACK THE RIPPER

HISTORY’S BIGGEST CRIMES ALL THE GORY DETAILS

WELCOME TO BLOODY SCOTLAND 2017! We are delighted to announce the programme for our sixth festival in historic Stirling, featuring a truly international line-up of some of the biggest and most exciting names in crime fiction.

politician Vince Cable and deputy chief constable of Scotland, Iain Livingstone.

The weekend kicks off in the grandest style with a gala opening in the Great Hall of Stirling Castle with the launch of a Bloody Scotland short story anthology, the award of the McIlvanney Prize and a stunning torchlight procession from the castle to the Albert Halls. It is, of course, a castle fit for royalty and luckily, we have just that in Ian Rankin and Val McDermid, the king and queen of Scottish crime, who both celebrate 30 year anniversaries with special events.

There is a quiz, a play, forensics, the Scotland-England crime writers football match, a late-night gig from the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers, a live podcast and Crime at the Coo. There continues to be a discount for local residents, tickets for the unemployed and this year we have improved disabled access and are providing a mini-bus between venues for those that need it. On the subject of venues, we are delighted to add Allan Park South Church hall as a new venue. Located at 41 Dumbarton Rd, Stirling FK8 2LQ and only a very short walk from the Albert Halls.

Other leading authors on the programme include the fabulous Lynda LaPlante, Chris Brookmyre, Peter May, Karen Rose, Mark Billingham, Chris Carter and Ann Cleeves. There are also familiar names such as actor Douglas Henshall,

The festival could not happen without its sponsors, most notably Bookdonors, Creative Scotland, Stirling Council and most recently Stirling Gin. Our thanks to them but most of all to you, the reading public. This is your festival.

BLOODY SCOTLAND WOULD LIKE TO THANK… SPONSORS

FUNDERS

FOREW ORD BY PETER JAMES

TO BE KEPT UP TO DATE WITH ALL THE LATEST NEWS, TICKET INFO AND SPECIAL DEALS SIGN-UP TO OUR Tickets and // 01786 27 400 MAILING LIST AT: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM AND FOLLOW USinfo: AT: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM @BLOODYSCOTLAND BLOODYSCOTLAND DK00435CrimeBScot224x153aw.indd 1

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PA RT N ERS I N CR I M E

The International Crime Fiction Convention

Where the Pen is Bloodier Than the Sword

10th ANNIVERSARY

Wishing all our readers a BLOODY BRILLIANT

Bloody Scotland 2017

SAV E T H E D AT E

Bloody Scotland is an independent charity, established in 2012 to present the very best of Scottish and international crime writing. We rely on a combination of sponsorship, grants, box office and donations to support our activity. Our Partners in Crime Patron Scheme allows our supporters to donate to the festival and help us continue to support the work of Scottish crime writers.

17-20 May 2018 Bristol

Rebus 30 - Bloody Scotland Half page ad 153mm wide x 109.5mm high - No bleed

BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM/PATRON

www.crimefest.com

Patron: Alanna Knight Patron: Lin Macmillan

CRIME IN THE SPOTLIGHT Bloody Scotland is continuing its drive to support new authors by letting them share a stage with the biggest names in the business. Before the Albert Halls events, emerging writers will have the chance to read from their work. Spotlight authors have gone on to great things, not least Graeme Macrae Burnet who ‘opened’ for Ian Rankin before being shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize. This year the Spotlight prior to the Val McDermid event will be used to announce the winner of the New Female Crime Writer Award launched by Virago in association with The Pool. Sponsored by The Open University Scotland

Thirty years.

ONE LEGENDARY DETECTIVE. As a Social Enterprise, with a strong ethical focus, Bookdonors is delighted to be able to support the excellent work of Bloody Scotland. We wholeheartedly endorse their initiatives to widen public access, and to support emerging and established authors alike.

Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin will be interviewed about 30 years of John Rebus, by Mark Billingham, at 20.45 on Friday 8th September.

Find out more: www.Ianrankin.net /IanRankinBooks /beathhigh

His new novel Out now in paperback

Bookdonors trades on-line in used books for the benefit of people, charities and the environment with 100% of sales used to fulfil our social missions. Each month we collect over 600,000 used books from Charity Shops across Scotland. Reusing these books means each year we divert over 2,000 tonnes of books from landfill. In turn that allows us to employ 32 people, many of whom might otherwise be excluded from the job market.

We hope you enjoy the free books we are distributing. If, however, you have already read the book, please come to our stand and we will gladly swap it for any title that takes your fancy. Whilst you are there we encourage you to speak to some of our staff that are assisting at the festival this weekend, to hear their individual stories too. Tom Murdoch-Kenny, Managing Director, Bookdonors CIC


PA RT N ERS I N CR I M E

The International Crime Fiction Convention

Where the Pen is Bloodier Than the Sword

10th ANNIVERSARY

Wishing all our readers a BLOODY BRILLIANT

Bloody Scotland 2017

SAV E T H E D AT E

Bloody Scotland is an independent charity, established in 2012 to present the very best of Scottish and international crime writing. We rely on a combination of sponsorship, grants, box office and donations to support our activity. Our Partners in Crime Patron Scheme allows our supporters to donate to the festival and help us continue to support the work of Scottish crime writers.

17-20 May 2018 Bristol

Rebus 30 - Bloody Scotland Half page ad 153mm wide x 109.5mm high - No bleed

BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM/PATRON

www.crimefest.com

Patron: Alanna Knight Patron: Lin Macmillan

CRIME IN THE SPOTLIGHT Bloody Scotland is continuing its drive to support new authors by letting them share a stage with the biggest names in the business. Before the Albert Halls events, emerging writers will have the chance to read from their work. Spotlight authors have gone on to great things, not least Graeme Macrae Burnet who ‘opened’ for Ian Rankin before being shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize. This year the Spotlight prior to the Val McDermid event will be used to announce the winner of the New Female Crime Writer Award launched by Virago in association with The Pool. Sponsored by The Open University Scotland

Thirty years.

ONE LEGENDARY DETECTIVE. As a Social Enterprise, with a strong ethical focus, Bookdonors is delighted to be able to support the excellent work of Bloody Scotland. We wholeheartedly endorse their initiatives to widen public access, and to support emerging and established authors alike.

Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin will be interviewed about 30 years of John Rebus, by Mark Billingham, at 20.45 on Friday 8th September.

Find out more: www.Ianrankin.net /IanRankinBooks /beathhigh

His new novel Out now in paperback

Bookdonors trades on-line in used books for the benefit of people, charities and the environment with 100% of sales used to fulfil our social missions. Each month we collect over 600,000 used books from Charity Shops across Scotland. Reusing these books means each year we divert over 2,000 tonnes of books from landfill. In turn that allows us to employ 32 people, many of whom might otherwise be excluded from the job market.

We hope you enjoy the free books we are distributing. If, however, you have already read the book, please come to our stand and we will gladly swap it for any title that takes your fancy. Whilst you are there we encourage you to speak to some of our staff that are assisting at the festival this weekend, to hear their individual stories too. Tom Murdoch-Kenny, Managing Director, Bookdonors CIC


WHAT’S ON

FRIDAY 8 SEPTEMBER

Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Masterclass FRIDAY 8TH // 9.15AM—4.45PM // GOLDEN LION HOTEL // Early Bird Bookings (Until 1 August 2017): £90 / £80 // Thereafter: £100 / £90 Sharpen your pen, hone your writing skills and be inspired by a full day of crime-writing advice and tips with our Crime Writing Masterclass, which includes…

SOPHIE HANNAH: THE CRAFT OF CRIME WRITING The 2017 keynote will be delivered by Sophie Hannah. Hannah is an internationally bestselling crime fiction writer, whose novels have been translated into 34 languages and published in 51 countries. Her psychological thriller The Carrier won the Specsavers National Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year in 2013. In 2014 and 2016, Sophie published The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket, the first new Hercule Poirot mysteries since Agatha Christie’s death, both of which were national and international bestsellers. Sophie’s new standalone novel Did You See Melody? will be published just before Bloody Scotland.

DOUG JOHNSTONE: WIELDING THE KNIFE This hands-on, interactive workshop will equip aspiring writers with all the tools they need to effectively edit their own work, from structural changes to the nuts and bolts of line-by-line prose. Doug Johnstone, author of eight award-winning and bestselling psychological thrillers, including Crash Land (2016), will lead you through exercises and examples to sharpen up your work in progress and hone your editorial eye.

FRIDAY 8 SEPTEMBER

C.L. TAYLOR: HOW TO WRITE A THRILLER From gripping openings and midpoint twists to cliffhangers and character flaws, three times Sunday Times bestseller C.L. Taylor will share everything she’s learned about how to write a thriller readers won’t be able to put down. The workshop will include a series of exercises that participants can apply to their own works in progress. C.L. Taylor’s books in 2017 include The Escape, and her first young adult thriller, The Treatment. The day also includes a panel on current crime market trends featuring Krystyna Green, Publishing Director at Constable, Sara Hunt, owner of Saraband Publishing and literary agent Allan Guthrie, chaired by Professor Claire Squires, Professor of Publishing Studies at the University of Stirling.

MASTERCLASS ATTENDEES WILL ALSO RECEIVE: A free ticket to opening event Ian Rankin: 30 Years of Rebus and 10% discount on all other Bloody Scotland 2017 tickets. Price includes lunch and refreshments. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment. Visit bloodyscotland.com to book your place. The Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Masterclass is held in partnership with the University of Stirling’s Creative Writing team, and the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication.

Deadlier: Sophie Hannah and Cath Staincliffe FRI 8TH // 5PM—6PM // GOLDEN LION BALLROOM // £8 / £7 Women crime writers, from Agatha Christie and Daphne du Maurier, to Val McDermid and Margaret Atwood, have always been a bloodthirsty bunch. They’ve also produced some of the very best work in the genre. A new compilation, Deadlier, contains 100 of the best crime stories written by women, selected and introduced by award-winning author Sophie Hannah. Sophie will be in conversation with best-selling novelist Cath Staincliffe, the creator of ITV’s hit series, Blue Murder. Cath also writes the Scott & Bailey novels based on the popular UK TV show.

Gala Opening, McIlvanney Prize and Torchlight Procession FRI 8TH // 6.30PM—8.30PM // STIRLING CASTLE // £20 (INCLUDES DRINKS RECEPTION AND TORCHLIT PROCESSION) Bloody Scotland 2017 opens in the magnificent splendour of the Great Hall of Stirling Castle with a truly unique event that offers you the chance to rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in crime fiction. Your golden ticket allows you to enjoy a glass or two of fizz in historic surroundings while we launch the Bloody Scotland anthology of new short stories in conjunction with Historic Environment Scotland and announce the winner of the prestigious McIlvanney Prize for Scottish crime book of the year. Following the announcement you can then collect, if you so wish, your flaming torch on the castle esplanade and take your place in a once-in-a-lifetime procession of authors and readers, winding its way through Stirling’s old town to the Albert Halls for the Rebus event.

TICKETS FOR TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION ONLY

Gala Opening, McIlvanney Prize and Torchlight Procession sponsored by National Library of Scotland

Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400

Stirling Castle Image: Crown Copyright HES

Ian Rankin: 30 Years of Rebus FRI 8TH // 8.45PM—9.45PM // ALBERT HALLS // £10 / £9 We open this year’s festival with a celebration of Scottish crime writing’s greatest detective, John Rebus, in the company of his creator, Ian Rankin. It is 30 years since Ian’s famous Edinburgh copper came to life on the pages of Knots & Crosses and he has thrilled us ever since. Ian will be in conversation with fellow bestselling crime writer Mark Billingham, walking the beat from St Leonard’s police station to the Oxford Bar and back again. Sponsored by Orion

You and your family can participate in the torchlight procession too! Tickets are £5 per adult (18 and over) or £4 for Stirling residents. One adult ticket allows two children to accompany the torchlight holder. Please arrive at the castle esplanade by 7.45pm for a safety briefing and to receive your torch. Procession departs Stirling Castle Esplanade at 8.10pm. Event ends at approximately 8.30pm in front of the gates at the Albert Halls, Corn Exchange Road.

Sponsored by University of Stirling 6

WHAT’S ON

Torchlight Procession is not recommended for under-5s and buggies are not allowed. Torchlight Procession is an outdoor event using wax-based torches, please dress appropriately. Torchlight Procession is an incredibly safe event but we need participants to help maintain this. Please follow all safety instructions when carrying torches in this event. Torches are wax based (like a big candle), safety guards are supplied to protect carrier hands from dripping wax. Please note, when windy the wax from the torches can be blown onto clothing. Whilst easily removable (top tip – an iron and brown paper) please dress appropriately and do not carry torches if wearing delicate fabrics. Spectators to the event are welcome but please DO NOT join the procession en-route or stand in front of the procession to take photographs. Please book early to avoid disappointment as tickets are limited for this event. Full set of terms and conditions can be found at: www.bloodyscotland.com/torch

Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400

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WHAT’S ON

FRIDAY 8 SEPTEMBER

Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Masterclass FRIDAY 8TH // 9.15AM—4.45PM // GOLDEN LION HOTEL // Early Bird Bookings (Until 1 August 2017): £90 / £80 // Thereafter: £100 / £90 Sharpen your pen, hone your writing skills and be inspired by a full day of crime-writing advice and tips with our Crime Writing Masterclass, which includes…

SOPHIE HANNAH: THE CRAFT OF CRIME WRITING The 2017 keynote will be delivered by Sophie Hannah. Hannah is an internationally bestselling crime fiction writer, whose novels have been translated into 34 languages and published in 51 countries. Her psychological thriller The Carrier won the Specsavers National Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year in 2013. In 2014 and 2016, Sophie published The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket, the first new Hercule Poirot mysteries since Agatha Christie’s death, both of which were national and international bestsellers. Sophie’s new standalone novel Did You See Melody? will be published just before Bloody Scotland.

DOUG JOHNSTONE: WIELDING THE KNIFE This hands-on, interactive workshop will equip aspiring writers with all the tools they need to effectively edit their own work, from structural changes to the nuts and bolts of line-by-line prose. Doug Johnstone, author of eight award-winning and bestselling psychological thrillers, including Crash Land (2016), will lead you through exercises and examples to sharpen up your work in progress and hone your editorial eye.

FRIDAY 8 SEPTEMBER

C.L. TAYLOR: HOW TO WRITE A THRILLER From gripping openings and midpoint twists to cliffhangers and character flaws, three times Sunday Times bestseller C.L. Taylor will share everything she’s learned about how to write a thriller readers won’t be able to put down. The workshop will include a series of exercises that participants can apply to their own works in progress. C.L. Taylor’s books in 2017 include The Escape, and her first young adult thriller, The Treatment. The day also includes a panel on current crime market trends featuring Krystyna Green, Publishing Director at Constable, Sara Hunt, owner of Saraband Publishing and literary agent Allan Guthrie, chaired by Professor Claire Squires, Professor of Publishing Studies at the University of Stirling.

MASTERCLASS ATTENDEES WILL ALSO RECEIVE: A free ticket to opening event Ian Rankin: 30 Years of Rebus and 10% discount on all other Bloody Scotland 2017 tickets. Price includes lunch and refreshments. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment. Visit bloodyscotland.com to book your place. The Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Masterclass is held in partnership with the University of Stirling’s Creative Writing team, and the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication.

Deadlier: Sophie Hannah and Cath Staincliffe FRI 8TH // 5PM—6PM // GOLDEN LION BALLROOM // £8 / £7 Women crime writers, from Agatha Christie and Daphne du Maurier, to Val McDermid and Margaret Atwood, have always been a bloodthirsty bunch. They’ve also produced some of the very best work in the genre. A new compilation, Deadlier, contains 100 of the best crime stories written by women, selected and introduced by award-winning author Sophie Hannah. Sophie will be in conversation with best-selling novelist Cath Staincliffe, the creator of ITV’s hit series, Blue Murder. Cath also writes the Scott & Bailey novels based on the popular UK TV show.

Gala Opening, McIlvanney Prize and Torchlight Procession FRI 8TH // 6.30PM—8.30PM // STIRLING CASTLE // £20 (INCLUDES DRINKS RECEPTION AND TORCHLIT PROCESSION) Bloody Scotland 2017 opens in the magnificent splendour of the Great Hall of Stirling Castle with a truly unique event that offers you the chance to rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in crime fiction. Your golden ticket allows you to enjoy a glass or two of fizz in historic surroundings while we launch the Bloody Scotland anthology of new short stories in conjunction with Historic Environment Scotland and announce the winner of the prestigious McIlvanney Prize for Scottish crime book of the year. Following the announcement you can then collect, if you so wish, your flaming torch on the castle esplanade and take your place in a once-in-a-lifetime procession of authors and readers, winding its way through Stirling’s old town to the Albert Halls for the Rebus event.

TICKETS FOR TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION ONLY

Gala Opening, McIlvanney Prize and Torchlight Procession sponsored by National Library of Scotland

Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400

Stirling Castle Image: Crown Copyright HES

Ian Rankin: 30 Years of Rebus FRI 8TH // 8.45PM—9.45PM // ALBERT HALLS // £10 / £9 We open this year’s festival with a celebration of Scottish crime writing’s greatest detective, John Rebus, in the company of his creator, Ian Rankin. It is 30 years since Ian’s famous Edinburgh copper came to life on the pages of Knots & Crosses and he has thrilled us ever since. Ian will be in conversation with fellow bestselling crime writer Mark Billingham, walking the beat from St Leonard’s police station to the Oxford Bar and back again. Sponsored by Orion

You and your family can participate in the torchlight procession too! Tickets are £5 per adult (18 and over) or £4 for Stirling residents. One adult ticket allows two children to accompany the torchlight holder. Please arrive at the castle esplanade by 7.45pm for a safety briefing and to receive your torch. Procession departs Stirling Castle Esplanade at 8.10pm. Event ends at approximately 8.30pm in front of the gates at the Albert Halls, Corn Exchange Road.

Sponsored by University of Stirling 6

WHAT’S ON

Torchlight Procession is not recommended for under-5s and buggies are not allowed. Torchlight Procession is an outdoor event using wax-based torches, please dress appropriately. Torchlight Procession is an incredibly safe event but we need participants to help maintain this. Please follow all safety instructions when carrying torches in this event. Torches are wax based (like a big candle), safety guards are supplied to protect carrier hands from dripping wax. Please note, when windy the wax from the torches can be blown onto clothing. Whilst easily removable (top tip – an iron and brown paper) please dress appropriately and do not carry torches if wearing delicate fabrics. Spectators to the event are welcome but please DO NOT join the procession en-route or stand in front of the procession to take photographs. Please book early to avoid disappointment as tickets are limited for this event. Full set of terms and conditions can be found at: www.bloodyscotland.com/torch

Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400

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WHAT’S ON

FRIDAY 8 SEPTEMBER

SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER

WHAT’S ON

Never Mind the Buzzcops FRI 8TH // 10.30PM—MIDNIGHT // ALBERT HALLS // £10 / £9 Our big Friday night crime quiz will test the knowledge and patience of two teams of crime writers led by rival captains Val McDermid and Mark Billingham. Do they know their arsenic from their Ellroy? Quizmaster Craig Robertson will try to keep order. The quiz will immediately be followed by a gig from the hottest new band this side of the Mississippi. Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers features the musical talents of Doug Johnstone, Mark Billingham, Stuart Neville, Luca Veste and Val McDermid.

The Queens of Grip-Lit: C.L. Taylor, Sarah Pinborough and Clare Mackintosh

The Policing Behind Procedurals

Sponsored by The Crime Vault

SAT 9TH // 10.30AM—11.30AM // ALBERT HALLS // £10 / £9 When it comes to the fact behind the fiction of police procedurals, just how accurate are our favourite crime writers?

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Labels can be confusing, but whether you call them psychological thrillers, domestic noir or grip-lit, there is no doubt that these three authors are at the top of the tree. Sarah Pinborough’s latest novel Behind Her Eyes has everyone talking about its stunning twist. C.L. Taylor’s The Escape is a terrifying tale of a mother’s fight to keep her daughter safe. Clare Mackintosh’s gripping I See You is a number one bestseller about the kind of work commute that no one wants.

Location, Location, Location: J.G. Sinclair, Tony Black and L.A. Larkin SAT 9TH // 10.30AM—11.30AM // ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH // £8 / £7 The best crime novels can instantly transport you to faraway lands thanks to the author’s skills in imbuing their work with a distinct sense of place. John Gordon Sinclair’s tense thriller Walk in Silence is set in the brutal underworld of Albania. Tony Black’s latest novel takes place in Australia where a young woman’s body is washed up on a beach at the Bay of Martyrs. LA Larkin’s new book Devour races across the globe from the poppy palaces of Afghanistan to the ice sheets of Antarctica.

UPDATES AND GIVEAWAYS

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Bestselling author and Bloody Scotland co-founder Alex Gray bravely puts her research credentials on the line as she is questioned by Police Scotland’s Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone QPM and Detective Superintendant Duncan Sloan. Alex’s latest book, the superb Still Dark, will be under the microscope.

SAT 9TH // 10.30AM—11.30AM // GOLDEN LION BALLROOM // £8 / £7

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Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400

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WHAT’S ON

FRIDAY 8 SEPTEMBER

SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER

WHAT’S ON

Never Mind the Buzzcops FRI 8TH // 10.30PM—MIDNIGHT // ALBERT HALLS // £10 / £9 Our big Friday night crime quiz will test the knowledge and patience of two teams of crime writers led by rival captains Val McDermid and Mark Billingham. Do they know their arsenic from their Ellroy? Quizmaster Craig Robertson will try to keep order. The quiz will immediately be followed by a gig from the hottest new band this side of the Mississippi. Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers features the musical talents of Doug Johnstone, Mark Billingham, Stuart Neville, Luca Veste and Val McDermid.

The Queens of Grip-Lit: C.L. Taylor, Sarah Pinborough and Clare Mackintosh

The Policing Behind Procedurals

Sponsored by The Crime Vault

SAT 9TH // 10.30AM—11.30AM // ALBERT HALLS // £10 / £9 When it comes to the fact behind the fiction of police procedurals, just how accurate are our favourite crime writers?

KEEP YOURSELF IN SUSPENSE WITH

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Labels can be confusing, but whether you call them psychological thrillers, domestic noir or grip-lit, there is no doubt that these three authors are at the top of the tree. Sarah Pinborough’s latest novel Behind Her Eyes has everyone talking about its stunning twist. C.L. Taylor’s The Escape is a terrifying tale of a mother’s fight to keep her daughter safe. Clare Mackintosh’s gripping I See You is a number one bestseller about the kind of work commute that no one wants.

Location, Location, Location: J.G. Sinclair, Tony Black and L.A. Larkin SAT 9TH // 10.30AM—11.30AM // ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH // £8 / £7 The best crime novels can instantly transport you to faraway lands thanks to the author’s skills in imbuing their work with a distinct sense of place. John Gordon Sinclair’s tense thriller Walk in Silence is set in the brutal underworld of Albania. Tony Black’s latest novel takes place in Australia where a young woman’s body is washed up on a beach at the Bay of Martyrs. LA Larkin’s new book Devour races across the globe from the poppy palaces of Afghanistan to the ice sheets of Antarctica.

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Bestselling author and Bloody Scotland co-founder Alex Gray bravely puts her research credentials on the line as she is questioned by Police Scotland’s Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone QPM and Detective Superintendant Duncan Sloan. Alex’s latest book, the superb Still Dark, will be under the microscope.

SAT 9TH // 10.30AM—11.30AM // GOLDEN LION BALLROOM // £8 / £7

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SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER

SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER

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Val McDermid: 30 Years in the Business of Crime SAT 9TH // 12.15PM—1.15PM // ALBERT HALLS // £10 / £9 In 1987, Scotland’s very own Val McDermid rocketed onto the crime fiction scene with her first novel, Report For Murder. In the years since, she has established herself as one of the world’s leading crime writers, selling over 10 million books and scooping countless awards. The Queen of Crime will reminisce about her stellar career as well as talking about her enthralling new book Insidious Intent which sees the return of the much-loved Tony Hill and Carol Jordan. Sponsored by Stirling Gin

Alex Gray’s New Crimes: Ian Skewis, Felicia Yap, Mark Hill and Rob Ewing SAT 9TH // 2PM—3PM // ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH // £8 / £7 Bestselling author Alex Gray introduces four of the hottest new crime writing talents on the books. Felicia Yap’s high-concept thriller asks how you can solve a murder when you can only remember Yesterday. Mark Hill is the author of Two O’Clock Boy, a gripping tale of two childhood friends who ended up on opposite sides of the law. Rob Ewing’s excellent The Last of Us tells the story of five children left on a remote Scottish island. The reviews for Ian Skewis’s A Murder of Crows have called it ‘An impressive thriller’ with ‘Shades of early Iain Banks’.

Peter May SAT 9TH // 2PM—3PM // ALBERT HALLS // £10 / £9 We welcome back one of Bloody Scotland’s favourite sons to this year’s festival. Peter has had a phenomenally successful few years since his Lewis trilogy rocketed him to the top of book charts across the world. Cast Iron is the latest in his Enzo Macleod series. A young woman’s body is dumped in a French lake and fourteen years later, during a summer heatwave, a drought exposes her remains. Chaired by Lin Anderson.

Off the Beaten Track: Catriona McPherson, C.F. Peterson, Michael Ridpath

Can You Handle the Truth? G.J. Moffat, Steve Cavanagh and Imran Mahmood

Watching the Detectives: M.J. Arlidge and Robert Thorogood

SAT 9TH // 12.15PM—1.15PM // GOLDEN LION BALLROOM // £8 / £7

SAT 9TH // 12.15PM—1.15PM // ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH // £8 / £7

SAT 9TH // 2PM—3PM // GOLDEN LION BALLROOM // £8 / £7

Scotland’s darkest deeds aren’t confined to its mean streets and no mean cities. Join us on a rural ramble with a deadly edge.

Order in court (and on the Bloody Scotland website) to see three men who are leading lawyers by day and brilliant crime writers by night.

C.F. Peterson’s acclaimed debut novel Errant Blood, takes place in and around the fictional highland village of Duncul. Michael Ridpath’s Amnesia is also set in the highlands and tells of an old man who wakes to find he’s killed the only woman he ever loved. The village of Dundrennan in Galloway is the setting for Catriona McPherson’s terrifying new novel Weight of Angels.

Imran Mahmood, a criminal defence barrister, is the author of You Don’t Know Me. Steve Cavanagh, a solicitor in Northern Ireland, writes the Eddie Flynn legal thrillers, including The Liar. G.J. Moffat is a civil litigation lawyer practising in Glasgow and bestselling author of Blackwater.

Meet two authors with extensive experience of bringing crime fiction to the small screen. M.J. Arlidge has worked in television for 15 years, including writing for forensic drama Silent Witness and is the author of seven hugely successful novels featuring DI Helen Grace. Robert Thorogood is the creator of the hit BBC series, Death in Paradise and has written three novels based on the show including the latest Death Knocks Twice.

Chaired by Laura Thomson. Sponsored by the Faculty of Advocates

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Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400

The pair will be in conversation with crime author Chris Dolan whose past credits include writing for the legendary Scottish Television series Taggart.

Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400

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WHAT’S ON

SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER

SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER

WHAT’S ON

Val McDermid: 30 Years in the Business of Crime SAT 9TH // 12.15PM—1.15PM // ALBERT HALLS // £10 / £9 In 1987, Scotland’s very own Val McDermid rocketed onto the crime fiction scene with her first novel, Report For Murder. In the years since, she has established herself as one of the world’s leading crime writers, selling over 10 million books and scooping countless awards. The Queen of Crime will reminisce about her stellar career as well as talking about her enthralling new book Insidious Intent which sees the return of the much-loved Tony Hill and Carol Jordan. Sponsored by Stirling Gin

Alex Gray’s New Crimes: Ian Skewis, Felicia Yap, Mark Hill and Rob Ewing SAT 9TH // 2PM—3PM // ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH // £8 / £7 Bestselling author Alex Gray introduces four of the hottest new crime writing talents on the books. Felicia Yap’s high-concept thriller asks how you can solve a murder when you can only remember Yesterday. Mark Hill is the author of Two O’Clock Boy, a gripping tale of two childhood friends who ended up on opposite sides of the law. Rob Ewing’s excellent The Last of Us tells the story of five children left on a remote Scottish island. The reviews for Ian Skewis’s A Murder of Crows have called it ‘An impressive thriller’ with ‘Shades of early Iain Banks’.

Peter May SAT 9TH // 2PM—3PM // ALBERT HALLS // £10 / £9 We welcome back one of Bloody Scotland’s favourite sons to this year’s festival. Peter has had a phenomenally successful few years since his Lewis trilogy rocketed him to the top of book charts across the world. Cast Iron is the latest in his Enzo Macleod series. A young woman’s body is dumped in a French lake and fourteen years later, during a summer heatwave, a drought exposes her remains. Chaired by Lin Anderson.

Off the Beaten Track: Catriona McPherson, C.F. Peterson, Michael Ridpath

Can You Handle the Truth? G.J. Moffat, Steve Cavanagh and Imran Mahmood

Watching the Detectives: M.J. Arlidge and Robert Thorogood

SAT 9TH // 12.15PM—1.15PM // GOLDEN LION BALLROOM // £8 / £7

SAT 9TH // 12.15PM—1.15PM // ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH // £8 / £7

SAT 9TH // 2PM—3PM // GOLDEN LION BALLROOM // £8 / £7

Scotland’s darkest deeds aren’t confined to its mean streets and no mean cities. Join us on a rural ramble with a deadly edge.

Order in court (and on the Bloody Scotland website) to see three men who are leading lawyers by day and brilliant crime writers by night.

C.F. Peterson’s acclaimed debut novel Errant Blood, takes place in and around the fictional highland village of Duncul. Michael Ridpath’s Amnesia is also set in the highlands and tells of an old man who wakes to find he’s killed the only woman he ever loved. The village of Dundrennan in Galloway is the setting for Catriona McPherson’s terrifying new novel Weight of Angels.

Imran Mahmood, a criminal defence barrister, is the author of You Don’t Know Me. Steve Cavanagh, a solicitor in Northern Ireland, writes the Eddie Flynn legal thrillers, including The Liar. G.J. Moffat is a civil litigation lawyer practising in Glasgow and bestselling author of Blackwater.

Meet two authors with extensive experience of bringing crime fiction to the small screen. M.J. Arlidge has worked in television for 15 years, including writing for forensic drama Silent Witness and is the author of seven hugely successful novels featuring DI Helen Grace. Robert Thorogood is the creator of the hit BBC series, Death in Paradise and has written three novels based on the show including the latest Death Knocks Twice.

Chaired by Laura Thomson. Sponsored by the Faculty of Advocates

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Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400

The pair will be in conversation with crime author Chris Dolan whose past credits include writing for the legendary Scottish Television series Taggart.

Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400

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WHAT’S ON

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Bloody Scotland Crime Writers Football Match: Scotland v England SAT 9TH // 2PM—3PM // COWANE’S HOSPITAL // FREE

The Dark Lands: Ragnar Jónasson, Thomas Enger and Lin Anderson

The crime writers of Scotland and England will take to the football field once more to compete for The Bloody Cup in what is a perennial festival favourite.

Final line-ups will include Ian Rankin, Christopher Brookmyre, Craig Robertson and Doug Johnstone for Scotland, while England will feature Mark Billingham, Simon Kernick, Luca Veste, and Howard Linskey.

Journey north to lands of long winters, dark nights and even darker deeds. Lin Anderson’s latest novel featuring forensic expert Rhona McLeod, Follow the Dead, travels from the frozen Cairngorms to Norway. Icelandic author Ragnar Jónasson has had huge international success with his Dark Iceland series and the latest, Whiteout, is released in October. Thomas Enger has written four high-octane thrillers set in his native Norway featuring journalist Henning Juul, including the latest Cursed.

Special thanks to Cowane’s Hospital Maintenance Trust (www.cowanes.org.uk) for use of their grounds.

Sponsored by University of Stirling

The ball was set rolling in 2014 when Scotland inflicted a 13–1 humiliation on the Auld Enemy, followed by a shock draw the following year. England scraped a fortuitous victory in 2016, leaving Scotland still ahead on goal difference…

Alive with

CharaCter

SAT 9TH // 3.45PM—4.45PM // GOLDEN LION BALLROOM // £8 / £7

Simenon et Maigret: John Simenon and Graeme Macrae Burnet SAT 9TH // 3.45PM—4.45PM // ALBERT HALLS // £10 / 9 Join us for what is sure to be a fascinating discussion of the life and works of the legendary Belgian writer Georges Simenon, the creator of French detective Maigret. John Simenon, the author’s son, is also the producer of the new TV series about the great detective, starring Rowan Atkinson. Graeme Macrae Burnet was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for his acclaimed novel His Bloody Project, and his love of Simenon is reflected in the style of both his first and third novels, as well as his Simenon blog. They will be interviewed by Sian Reynolds, Honorary Professor of French at the University of Stirling.

Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400

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SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER

WHAT’S ON

yourstirling.com

Bloody Scotland Crime Writers Football Match: Scotland v England SAT 9TH // 2PM—3PM // COWANE’S HOSPITAL // FREE

The Dark Lands: Ragnar Jónasson, Thomas Enger and Lin Anderson

The crime writers of Scotland and England will take to the football field once more to compete for The Bloody Cup in what is a perennial festival favourite.

Final line-ups will include Ian Rankin, Christopher Brookmyre, Craig Robertson and Doug Johnstone for Scotland, while England will feature Mark Billingham, Simon Kernick, Luca Veste, and Howard Linskey.

Journey north to lands of long winters, dark nights and even darker deeds. Lin Anderson’s latest novel featuring forensic expert Rhona McLeod, Follow the Dead, travels from the frozen Cairngorms to Norway. Icelandic author Ragnar Jónasson has had huge international success with his Dark Iceland series and the latest, Whiteout, is released in October. Thomas Enger has written four high-octane thrillers set in his native Norway featuring journalist Henning Juul, including the latest Cursed.

Special thanks to Cowane’s Hospital Maintenance Trust (www.cowanes.org.uk) for use of their grounds.

Sponsored by University of Stirling

The ball was set rolling in 2014 when Scotland inflicted a 13–1 humiliation on the Auld Enemy, followed by a shock draw the following year. England scraped a fortuitous victory in 2016, leaving Scotland still ahead on goal difference…

Alive with

CharaCter

SAT 9TH // 3.45PM—4.45PM // GOLDEN LION BALLROOM // £8 / £7

Simenon et Maigret: John Simenon and Graeme Macrae Burnet SAT 9TH // 3.45PM—4.45PM // ALBERT HALLS // £10 / 9 Join us for what is sure to be a fascinating discussion of the life and works of the legendary Belgian writer Georges Simenon, the creator of French detective Maigret. John Simenon, the author’s son, is also the producer of the new TV series about the great detective, starring Rowan Atkinson. Graeme Macrae Burnet was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for his acclaimed novel His Bloody Project, and his love of Simenon is reflected in the style of both his first and third novels, as well as his Simenon blog. They will be interviewed by Sian Reynolds, Honorary Professor of French at the University of Stirling.

Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400

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WHAT’S ON

SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER

The Northern Powerhouse: Luca Veste, A.A. Dhand and Howard Linskey SAT 9TH // 3.45PM—4.45PM // ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH // £8 / £7 Three of the hottest talents in English crime writing were forged in its dark, industrial north. Howard Linskey from County Durham is the author of seven novels, including The Search, the third in his Tom Carney series. Girl Zero is the second novel by A.A. Dhand to feature DI Harry Virdee and is set in his native Bradford. Liverpool’s Luca Veste stormed the charts with his Murphy and Rossi series, the fourth of which is Then She Was Gone.

SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER

WHAT’S ON

From Tinseltown to Sin City: Chris Carter and Mason Cross

From Cops to Robbers: Denzil Meyrik, R.J. Mitchell and Kate London

Thrilled to the Bone: Simon Kernick, Haylen Beck and Simon Toyne

SAT 9TH // 5.30PM—6.30PM // ALBERT HALLS // £10 / £9

SAT 9TH // 5.30PM—6.30PM // ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH // £8 / £7

SAT 9TH // 7PM—8PM // GOLDEN LION BALLROOM // £8 / £7

Get your kicks on Route 66 with the bestselling authors of two American-based novels that take us on a thrill ride from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.

Meet three authors who have escaped the long arm of the law and turned to crime instead. Kate London, Denzil Meyrick and R.J. Mitchell are all former police officers turned top class crime writers.

High-octane thrills, chills and spills are the order of the day in the rollercoaster rides provided by the twisty talents of three authors at the very top of the genre.

Death Message, the second in Kate London’s Collins and Griffiths series centres on the disappearance of a teenage girl. Denzil Meyrick’s DCI Daley series goes from strength to strength and the fifth is Well of the Winds. R.J. Mitchell calls on all his experience on the beat in his new Thoroughgood novel The Shift.

Here And Gone is the ‘debut’ of Haylen Beck, the alias of crime bestseller Stuart Neville. Simon Kernick’s novels are always to be found at the top of the fiction charts and the latest, The Bone Field, is no exception. Simon Toyne’s thrillers have been published in over 50 countries. The Boy Who Saw is the second in his Solomon Creed series.

Chris Carter’s number one chart topper The Caller is set in LA and is the eighth to feature his unstoppable detective Robert Hunter. Don’t Look For Me, the fourth in Mason Cross’s brilliant Carter Blake series, sees Blake up against a hitman in and around America’s gambling capital.

Karen Rose SAT 9TH // 5.30PM—6.30PM // GOLDEN LION BALLROOM // £8 / £7 We are delighted to welcome international bestseller Karen Rose to Bloody Scotland. Karen was born and raised in the Washington DC suburbs of Maryland and was a high school chemistry and physics teacher before becoming a writer. She is the author of nineteen novels, the latest of which, Monster in the Closet, is the fifth in her acclaimed Baltimore series. It features private investigator Clay Maynard on the trail of a killer who wants to silence the child who witnessed his brutal crime. Sponsored by Headline

Understanding Jimmy Perez: Ann Cleeves and Douglas Henshall SAT 9TH // 7PM—8PM // ALBERT HALLS // £10 / £9 Take a trip to Shetland in the company of DI Jimmy Perez and the people responsible for bringing him to life – bestselling author Ann Cleeves and actor Douglas Henshall. Ann has written seven books in her much-loved Shetland series, the latest being Cold Earth. Douglas has won praise (and a BAFTA) for his portrayal of Jimmy in the BBC production, now in its fourth season. Ann has threatened to kill off Perez in her next, and last novel in the series but this is your chance – and Douglas’s – to say no! Sponsored by the Thin Blue Spine Crime Writing Blog and The Shetland Distillery Company

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Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400

Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400

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WHAT’S ON

SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER

The Northern Powerhouse: Luca Veste, A.A. Dhand and Howard Linskey SAT 9TH // 3.45PM—4.45PM // ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH // £8 / £7 Three of the hottest talents in English crime writing were forged in its dark, industrial north. Howard Linskey from County Durham is the author of seven novels, including The Search, the third in his Tom Carney series. Girl Zero is the second novel by A.A. Dhand to feature DI Harry Virdee and is set in his native Bradford. Liverpool’s Luca Veste stormed the charts with his Murphy and Rossi series, the fourth of which is Then She Was Gone.

SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER

WHAT’S ON

From Tinseltown to Sin City: Chris Carter and Mason Cross

From Cops to Robbers: Denzil Meyrik, R.J. Mitchell and Kate London

Thrilled to the Bone: Simon Kernick, Haylen Beck and Simon Toyne

SAT 9TH // 5.30PM—6.30PM // ALBERT HALLS // £10 / £9

SAT 9TH // 5.30PM—6.30PM // ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH // £8 / £7

SAT 9TH // 7PM—8PM // GOLDEN LION BALLROOM // £8 / £7

Get your kicks on Route 66 with the bestselling authors of two American-based novels that take us on a thrill ride from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.

Meet three authors who have escaped the long arm of the law and turned to crime instead. Kate London, Denzil Meyrick and R.J. Mitchell are all former police officers turned top class crime writers.

High-octane thrills, chills and spills are the order of the day in the rollercoaster rides provided by the twisty talents of three authors at the very top of the genre.

Death Message, the second in Kate London’s Collins and Griffiths series centres on the disappearance of a teenage girl. Denzil Meyrick’s DCI Daley series goes from strength to strength and the fifth is Well of the Winds. R.J. Mitchell calls on all his experience on the beat in his new Thoroughgood novel The Shift.

Here And Gone is the ‘debut’ of Haylen Beck, the alias of crime bestseller Stuart Neville. Simon Kernick’s novels are always to be found at the top of the fiction charts and the latest, The Bone Field, is no exception. Simon Toyne’s thrillers have been published in over 50 countries. The Boy Who Saw is the second in his Solomon Creed series.

Chris Carter’s number one chart topper The Caller is set in LA and is the eighth to feature his unstoppable detective Robert Hunter. Don’t Look For Me, the fourth in Mason Cross’s brilliant Carter Blake series, sees Blake up against a hitman in and around America’s gambling capital.

Karen Rose SAT 9TH // 5.30PM—6.30PM // GOLDEN LION BALLROOM // £8 / £7 We are delighted to welcome international bestseller Karen Rose to Bloody Scotland. Karen was born and raised in the Washington DC suburbs of Maryland and was a high school chemistry and physics teacher before becoming a writer. She is the author of nineteen novels, the latest of which, Monster in the Closet, is the fifth in her acclaimed Baltimore series. It features private investigator Clay Maynard on the trail of a killer who wants to silence the child who witnessed his brutal crime. Sponsored by Headline

Understanding Jimmy Perez: Ann Cleeves and Douglas Henshall SAT 9TH // 7PM—8PM // ALBERT HALLS // £10 / £9 Take a trip to Shetland in the company of DI Jimmy Perez and the people responsible for bringing him to life – bestselling author Ann Cleeves and actor Douglas Henshall. Ann has written seven books in her much-loved Shetland series, the latest being Cold Earth. Douglas has won praise (and a BAFTA) for his portrayal of Jimmy in the BBC production, now in its fourth season. Ann has threatened to kill off Perez in her next, and last novel in the series but this is your chance – and Douglas’s – to say no! Sponsored by the Thin Blue Spine Crime Writing Blog and The Shetland Distillery Company

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Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400

Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400

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WHAT’S ON

WINNER CWA DIAMOND DAGGER 2017

Four Broads in Search of a Killer: Anne Randall, Helen Fields, S.J.I. Holliday and A.K. Benedict

Two Crime Writers and a Microphone: with guests Ian Rankin, Eva Dolan and Mark Billingham

SAT 9TH // 7PM—8PM // ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH // £8 / £7

SAT 9TH // 8.30PM—9.30PM // GOLDEN LION BALLROOM // £8 / £7

A.K. Benedict (The Evidence of Ghosts), Helen Fields (Perfect Prey), S.J.I. Holliday (The Damselfly) and Anne Randall (Torn) prove that the female of the crime writing species is more deadly than the male. All four are producing some of the freshest work in the genre, while leaving a trail of literary murder and mayhem in their wake. Join them as they discuss their latest books and the unstoppable rise of women crime writers.

Steve Cavanagh and Luca Veste are the authors behind the mic of the freshest, most in-your-face podcast in crime fiction. They discuss new releases, changing trends and feature interviews with leading authors. For the first time, they will broadcast their show live and uncensored from Bloody Scotland. Expect forthright views, swearing, funny accents, giggling and stellar guests in the shape of Ian Rankin, Mark Billingham and Eva Dolan.

Crime at the Coo SAT 9TH // 8.30PM TILL LATE // £10 Get off your marks for the festival’s hottest ticket as Bloody Scotland again takes over the Curly Coo pub on Barnton Street for a never-to-be-forgotten night of criminal cabaret. Craig Robertson is your master of ceremonies as the leading purveyors of crime fiction perform for your delectation and delight. There will be music, comedy, poetry, the return of the sensational Slice Girls, and copious amounts of cramped chaos.

Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400 The Seagull_Bloody Scotland programme Advert_v5.indd 1

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WHAT’S ON

WINNER CWA DIAMOND DAGGER 2017

Four Broads in Search of a Killer: Anne Randall, Helen Fields, S.J.I. Holliday and A.K. Benedict

Two Crime Writers and a Microphone: with guests Ian Rankin, Eva Dolan and Mark Billingham

SAT 9TH // 7PM—8PM // ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH // £8 / £7

SAT 9TH // 8.30PM—9.30PM // GOLDEN LION BALLROOM // £8 / £7

A.K. Benedict (The Evidence of Ghosts), Helen Fields (Perfect Prey), S.J.I. Holliday (The Damselfly) and Anne Randall (Torn) prove that the female of the crime writing species is more deadly than the male. All four are producing some of the freshest work in the genre, while leaving a trail of literary murder and mayhem in their wake. Join them as they discuss their latest books and the unstoppable rise of women crime writers.

Steve Cavanagh and Luca Veste are the authors behind the mic of the freshest, most in-your-face podcast in crime fiction. They discuss new releases, changing trends and feature interviews with leading authors. For the first time, they will broadcast their show live and uncensored from Bloody Scotland. Expect forthright views, swearing, funny accents, giggling and stellar guests in the shape of Ian Rankin, Mark Billingham and Eva Dolan.

Crime at the Coo SAT 9TH // 8.30PM TILL LATE // £10 Get off your marks for the festival’s hottest ticket as Bloody Scotland again takes over the Curly Coo pub on Barnton Street for a never-to-be-forgotten night of criminal cabaret. Craig Robertson is your master of ceremonies as the leading purveyors of crime fiction perform for your delectation and delight. There will be music, comedy, poetry, the return of the sensational Slice Girls, and copious amounts of cramped chaos.

Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400 The Seagull_Bloody Scotland programme Advert_v5.indd 1

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SUNDAY 10 SEPTEMBER

From the Headlines to the Page: Vince Cable and Nicholas Searle

Leading Ladies: Caro Ramsay, Lisa Brackman and Harley Jane Kozak

SUN 10TH // 11AM—12PM // ALBERT HALLS // £10 / £9

SUN 10TH // 11AM—12PM // GOLDEN LION BALLROOM // £8 / £7

Meet two authors who have made the leap from hard fact to hard-line fiction, using their first-hand experience of major events to craft riveting thrillers. Vince Cable, former MP for Twickenham, was Business Secretary from 2010-15. Open Arms is an explosive page-turner which races from Whitehall to the slums of Mumbai. Nicholas Searle is a bestselling author who previously had a career in counter-terrorism and security. A Traitor in the Family is a twisting tale of intrigue revolving around an IRA terrorist, trained to kill for the cause.

Femme fatales – the label hangs just as well on these authors as it does on their protagonists. Harley Jane Kozak, former Hollywood actress (When Harry Met Sally, Parenthood) turned award-winning author is the creator of the Wollie Shelley series. Caro Ramsay’s feisty DS Freddie Costello has featured in eight of her novels. Ellie McEnroe is the central character in US author Lisa Brackmann’s award-winning books. They will be kept in line by Alexandra Sokoloff whose own Cara Lindstrom is set to star in a major American TV series.

Bloody India: Abir Mukherjee, Monabi Mitra, Doug Johnstone and Lin Anderson SUN 10TH // 11AM—12PM // ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH // £8 / £7 Bloody Scotland celebrates its links with the Kolkata Literary Festival by bringing together crime writers from both countries. Abir Mukherjee was raised in the west of Scotland, the son of Indian parents. He has written two novels set in historical Calcutta, while Monabi Mitra’s The Final Report is on the mean streets of the city’s modern counterpart. Scotland’s own Lin Anderson and Doug Johnstone both travelled to Kolkata earlier this year as part of a cultural exchange.

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SUNDAY 10 SEPTEMBER

WHAT’S ON

Celtic Connection: Denise Mina and Liz Nugent

Building Plots: Bloody Scotland Louise Welsh, Doug Johnstone and E.S. Thomson

SUN 10TH // 12.45PM—1.45PM // GOLDEN LION BALLROOM // £8 / £7

SUN 10TH // 12.45PM—1.45PM // ALBERT HALLS // £10 / £9 Twelve of Scotland’s best crime writers have produced an anthology of short stories inspired by the country’s most iconic sites and structures. Compiled by Historic Environment Scotland, these include the Forth Rail Bridge, Maeshowe on Orkney, Bothwell Castle and St Peter’s Seminary at Cardross. Three of the anthology’s authors, Louise Welsh, Doug Johnstone and E.S. Thomson, will talk about their chosen location and the connections that exist between Scotland’s people and places.

Join two gifted storytellers at the very top of their game as they explore connections both Celtic and criminal. The latest from Scotland’s Denise Mina, The Long Drop, is an extraordinary and unsettling account of the meeting between murderer Peter Manuel and the father of the family he has slaughtered. Both of Irish author Liz Nugent’s first two novels, Unravelling Oliver and Lying in Wait, have been number one bestsellers.

Pitch Perfect SUN 10TH // 12.45PM—1.45PM // ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH // £8 / £7 Could you be the next big thing in crime writing? This is your chance to pitch your novel to a group of publishing professionals. Our expert panel this year features Jo Dickinson, publishing director at Simon & Schuster, Keshini Naidoo, Associate Publisher at Bookouture, Jade Chandler, editorial director for crime fiction at Harvill Secker, and agent Jemima Forrester. Visit www.bloodyscotland.com/pitch2017 to find out more and take part.

Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400

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WHAT’S ON

SUNDAY 10 SEPTEMBER

From the Headlines to the Page: Vince Cable and Nicholas Searle

Leading Ladies: Caro Ramsay, Lisa Brackman and Harley Jane Kozak

SUN 10TH // 11AM—12PM // ALBERT HALLS // £10 / £9

SUN 10TH // 11AM—12PM // GOLDEN LION BALLROOM // £8 / £7

Meet two authors who have made the leap from hard fact to hard-line fiction, using their first-hand experience of major events to craft riveting thrillers. Vince Cable, former MP for Twickenham, was Business Secretary from 2010-15. Open Arms is an explosive page-turner which races from Whitehall to the slums of Mumbai. Nicholas Searle is a bestselling author who previously had a career in counter-terrorism and security. A Traitor in the Family is a twisting tale of intrigue revolving around an IRA terrorist, trained to kill for the cause.

Femme fatales – the label hangs just as well on these authors as it does on their protagonists. Harley Jane Kozak, former Hollywood actress (When Harry Met Sally, Parenthood) turned award-winning author is the creator of the Wollie Shelley series. Caro Ramsay’s feisty DS Freddie Costello has featured in eight of her novels. Ellie McEnroe is the central character in US author Lisa Brackmann’s award-winning books. They will be kept in line by Alexandra Sokoloff whose own Cara Lindstrom is set to star in a major American TV series.

Bloody India: Abir Mukherjee, Monabi Mitra, Doug Johnstone and Lin Anderson SUN 10TH // 11AM—12PM // ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH // £8 / £7 Bloody Scotland celebrates its links with the Kolkata Literary Festival by bringing together crime writers from both countries. Abir Mukherjee was raised in the west of Scotland, the son of Indian parents. He has written two novels set in historical Calcutta, while Monabi Mitra’s The Final Report is on the mean streets of the city’s modern counterpart. Scotland’s own Lin Anderson and Doug Johnstone both travelled to Kolkata earlier this year as part of a cultural exchange.

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Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400

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WHAT’S ON

Celtic Connection: Denise Mina and Liz Nugent

Building Plots: Bloody Scotland Louise Welsh, Doug Johnstone and E.S. Thomson

SUN 10TH // 12.45PM—1.45PM // GOLDEN LION BALLROOM // £8 / £7

SUN 10TH // 12.45PM—1.45PM // ALBERT HALLS // £10 / £9 Twelve of Scotland’s best crime writers have produced an anthology of short stories inspired by the country’s most iconic sites and structures. Compiled by Historic Environment Scotland, these include the Forth Rail Bridge, Maeshowe on Orkney, Bothwell Castle and St Peter’s Seminary at Cardross. Three of the anthology’s authors, Louise Welsh, Doug Johnstone and E.S. Thomson, will talk about their chosen location and the connections that exist between Scotland’s people and places.

Join two gifted storytellers at the very top of their game as they explore connections both Celtic and criminal. The latest from Scotland’s Denise Mina, The Long Drop, is an extraordinary and unsettling account of the meeting between murderer Peter Manuel and the father of the family he has slaughtered. Both of Irish author Liz Nugent’s first two novels, Unravelling Oliver and Lying in Wait, have been number one bestsellers.

Pitch Perfect SUN 10TH // 12.45PM—1.45PM // ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH // £8 / £7 Could you be the next big thing in crime writing? This is your chance to pitch your novel to a group of publishing professionals. Our expert panel this year features Jo Dickinson, publishing director at Simon & Schuster, Keshini Naidoo, Associate Publisher at Bookouture, Jade Chandler, editorial director for crime fiction at Harvill Secker, and agent Jemima Forrester. Visit www.bloodyscotland.com/pitch2017 to find out more and take part.

Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400

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SUNDAY 10 SEPTEMBER

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£12.99 Getting Rid of the Bodies: James Oswald and Sue Black

Social Issues or Serial Killers: Mark Billingham, Eva Dolan and Craig Robertson

SUN 10TH // 2.30PM—3.30PM // ALBERT HALLS // £10 / £9 Killing your victims is the easy bit, disposing of the corpse and not getting caught is much trickier. Luckily for international bestseller James Oswald, help is at hand in the learned shape of world-leading forensic anthropologist, Professor Sue Black of the University of Dundee. The dynamic duo will pick their way through the entrails of the new Inspector McLean mystery, Written in Bones, and pass on tips for hiding your nearest and dearest under the patio.

SUN 10TH // 2.30PM—3.30PM // GOLDEN LION BALLROOM // £8 / £7 Do you prefer your crime fiction with a slice of social justice or a slash of serial killer? Three leading authors debate whether their novels have a responsibility to do more than just rack up the body count. Mark Billingham (Love Like Blood), Eva Dolan (Watch Her Disappear) and Craig Robertson (The Photographer) will explore the role of the crime novel as social commentator while still managing to serve up plenty of thrills.

The Graduates: Past Perfect Joseph Knox, Steph Broadribb and Matt Wesolowski

Twelve of Scotland’s best crime writers. Twelve of Scotland’s most iconic historic buildings. Twelve gripping new short stories.

SUN 10TH // 2.30PM—3.30PM // ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH // £8 / £7 The true success of the festival’s Pitch Perfect sessions is the number of our pitchers who have gone on to be published and are now forging great careers in the world of crime fiction.

Available September from all bloody good bookshops.

SPECIAL OFFER Call 0845 370 0067 or visit shop.scran.ac.uk/bloodyscotland to pre-order. Use discount code BLOODYDISCOUNT for 20% off with free UK P&P.

Joseph Knox’s debut novel Sirens was released this year after a bidding war between major publishers. Steph Broadribb is making waves with her first book Deep Down Dead which has already been shortlisted for a major award. Matt Wesolowski earned himself a publishing deal (and a movie deal with Fox Searchlight) for his innovative and chilling Six Stories. Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400

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SUNDAY 10 SEPTEMBER

BUY THE BLOODY BOOK

WHAT’S ON

RRP

£12.99 Getting Rid of the Bodies: James Oswald and Sue Black

Social Issues or Serial Killers: Mark Billingham, Eva Dolan and Craig Robertson

SUN 10TH // 2.30PM—3.30PM // ALBERT HALLS // £10 / £9 Killing your victims is the easy bit, disposing of the corpse and not getting caught is much trickier. Luckily for international bestseller James Oswald, help is at hand in the learned shape of world-leading forensic anthropologist, Professor Sue Black of the University of Dundee. The dynamic duo will pick their way through the entrails of the new Inspector McLean mystery, Written in Bones, and pass on tips for hiding your nearest and dearest under the patio.

SUN 10TH // 2.30PM—3.30PM // GOLDEN LION BALLROOM // £8 / £7 Do you prefer your crime fiction with a slice of social justice or a slash of serial killer? Three leading authors debate whether their novels have a responsibility to do more than just rack up the body count. Mark Billingham (Love Like Blood), Eva Dolan (Watch Her Disappear) and Craig Robertson (The Photographer) will explore the role of the crime novel as social commentator while still managing to serve up plenty of thrills.

The Graduates: Past Perfect Joseph Knox, Steph Broadribb and Matt Wesolowski

Twelve of Scotland’s best crime writers. Twelve of Scotland’s most iconic historic buildings. Twelve gripping new short stories.

SUN 10TH // 2.30PM—3.30PM // ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH // £8 / £7 The true success of the festival’s Pitch Perfect sessions is the number of our pitchers who have gone on to be published and are now forging great careers in the world of crime fiction.

Available September from all bloody good bookshops.

SPECIAL OFFER Call 0845 370 0067 or visit shop.scran.ac.uk/bloodyscotland to pre-order. Use discount code BLOODYDISCOUNT for 20% off with free UK P&P.

Joseph Knox’s debut novel Sirens was released this year after a bidding war between major publishers. Steph Broadribb is making waves with her first book Deep Down Dead which has already been shortlisted for a major award. Matt Wesolowski earned himself a publishing deal (and a movie deal with Fox Searchlight) for his innovative and chilling Six Stories. Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400

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SUNDAY 10 SEPTEMBER

SUNDAY 10 SEPTEMBER

WHAT’S ON

Turn Back Time: S.G. MacLean, Alis Hawkins and Kaite Welsh SUN 10TH // 4PM—5PM // ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH // £8 / £7 Chris Brookmyre SUN 10TH // 4PM—5PM // ALBERT HALLS // £10 / £9 Book early to make sure you get a ticket for one of the most entertaining and insightful crime writers in the business. Chris Brookmyre won the McIlvanney Prize in 2016 for Scottish Crime Book of the Year for his stunning novel Black Widow, and has followed it up with another outstanding Jack Parlabane thriller Want You Gone.

Meet three superb storytellers who use their in-depth historical knowledge to spin thrilling and atmospheric tales of times past.

Four Blokes in Search of a Plot: Neil Broadfoot, Douglas Skelton, Mark Leggatt and Gordon Brown

None so Blind, the debut of Alis Hawkins, is set in mid-19th century Wales in the aftermath of the notorious Rebecca Riots. S.G. Maclean’s latest book, The Black Friar, is the second featuring Damian Seeker, Captain of Cromwell’s Guard. Kaite Welsh’s novel, The Wages of Sin, revolves around a murder amid Edinburgh University’s first intake of female medical students.

SUN 10TH // 5.30PM—6.30PM // ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH // £8 / £7

A Play: Inspector Faro Investigates SUN 10TH // 4PM—5PM // GOLDEN LION BALLROOM // £8 / £7 The surprise hit of last year’s festival returns as Alanna Knight’s detective takes on a new case in Inspector Faro Investigates the Vanishing Vagrant. Set in fashionable Victorian Edinburgh, expect laughs, gaffes, murder, mayhem and missed curtain calls as our cast of crime writers camp it up in this rehearsed reading.

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Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400

Lynda LaPlante

So, there’s four crime writers, right? Real wise guys. And they want a plot. A deadly plot. Someone’s going to die. Maybe quite a few people actually. It won’t be pretty. But it might be funny. Join Neil Broadfoot, Gordon Brown, Mark Leggatt and Douglas Skelton as they throw the book at each other in the search for the perfect murder.

SUN 10TH // 5.30PM—6.30PM // ALBERT HALLS // £10 / £9 Celebrate two legends of crime fiction in our closing event – DCI Jane Tennison and her creator, ‘International Queen of Crime Drama’ Lynda LaPlante. The tenacious detective first burst onto our screens in 1991, memorably played by Helen Mirren in Prime Suspect, and is returning as a young DC in the pages of Lynda’s latest novel Good Friday. Lynda, who has been made a CBE for services to Literature, Drama and Charity has had a remarkable career, starting out as an actress on TV before becoming one of Britain’s most prolific and successful authors and screenwriters winning three BAFTA Awards, an Emmy and the prestigious Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America along the way. Sponsored by Stirling Gin

Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400

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WHAT’S ON

SUNDAY 10 SEPTEMBER

SUNDAY 10 SEPTEMBER

WHAT’S ON

Turn Back Time: S.G. MacLean, Alis Hawkins and Kaite Welsh SUN 10TH // 4PM—5PM // ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH // £8 / £7 Chris Brookmyre SUN 10TH // 4PM—5PM // ALBERT HALLS // £10 / £9 Book early to make sure you get a ticket for one of the most entertaining and insightful crime writers in the business. Chris Brookmyre won the McIlvanney Prize in 2016 for Scottish Crime Book of the Year for his stunning novel Black Widow, and has followed it up with another outstanding Jack Parlabane thriller Want You Gone.

Meet three superb storytellers who use their in-depth historical knowledge to spin thrilling and atmospheric tales of times past.

Four Blokes in Search of a Plot: Neil Broadfoot, Douglas Skelton, Mark Leggatt and Gordon Brown

None so Blind, the debut of Alis Hawkins, is set in mid-19th century Wales in the aftermath of the notorious Rebecca Riots. S.G. Maclean’s latest book, The Black Friar, is the second featuring Damian Seeker, Captain of Cromwell’s Guard. Kaite Welsh’s novel, The Wages of Sin, revolves around a murder amid Edinburgh University’s first intake of female medical students.

SUN 10TH // 5.30PM—6.30PM // ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH // £8 / £7

A Play: Inspector Faro Investigates SUN 10TH // 4PM—5PM // GOLDEN LION BALLROOM // £8 / £7 The surprise hit of last year’s festival returns as Alanna Knight’s detective takes on a new case in Inspector Faro Investigates the Vanishing Vagrant. Set in fashionable Victorian Edinburgh, expect laughs, gaffes, murder, mayhem and missed curtain calls as our cast of crime writers camp it up in this rehearsed reading.

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Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400

Lynda LaPlante

So, there’s four crime writers, right? Real wise guys. And they want a plot. A deadly plot. Someone’s going to die. Maybe quite a few people actually. It won’t be pretty. But it might be funny. Join Neil Broadfoot, Gordon Brown, Mark Leggatt and Douglas Skelton as they throw the book at each other in the search for the perfect murder.

SUN 10TH // 5.30PM—6.30PM // ALBERT HALLS // £10 / £9 Celebrate two legends of crime fiction in our closing event – DCI Jane Tennison and her creator, ‘International Queen of Crime Drama’ Lynda LaPlante. The tenacious detective first burst onto our screens in 1991, memorably played by Helen Mirren in Prime Suspect, and is returning as a young DC in the pages of Lynda’s latest novel Good Friday. Lynda, who has been made a CBE for services to Literature, Drama and Charity has had a remarkable career, starting out as an actress on TV before becoming one of Britain’s most prolific and successful authors and screenwriters winning three BAFTA Awards, an Emmy and the prestigious Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America along the way. Sponsored by Stirling Gin

Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400

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BLOODY SCOTLAND FRINGE EVENTS

WHAT’S ON

Debut: A Live Podcast SUN 10TH // 2PM—3PM // THE CURLY COO // FREE A live recording of popular podcast series ‘DEBUT: A Crime Writer’s Journey from the Bedroom to the Bookshelf’. Author Charles E McGarry talks about his dramatic journey of rejection and redemption which culminates in the release of his debut crime novel The Ghost of Helen Addison (Polygon) this July.

Writers Are Doing It For Themselves SUN 10TH // 3.30PM—4.30PM // THE CURLY COO // FREE

Horsehead Theatre presents: A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil by Christopher Brookmyre SAT 9TH // 2.30PM / 8.30PM // TOLBOOTH // £12 / £10

Enter to win a bundle of addictive crime books!

For the chance to win this brilliant bundle simply visit www.deadgoodbooks.co.uk/bloodyscotland

When a double murder reunites the classmates of St Elizabeth’s Primary School, scores are settled, debts repaid and alliances forged. Twenty years have passed but will those bonds still hold fast? This hilarious Scottish black comedy, adapted from Christopher Brookmyre’s novel, takes a nostalgic look at school days, filled with psycho teachers, class jokers and playground feuds. All set to a cracking 70s/80s soundtrack! Warning – this play contains very strong language and scenes of a sexual nature. Age recommendation 14+

Join a panel of crime writers who have taken a non-traditional path to publication by self-publishing their novels. Alan Jones (author of Bloq), David Videcette (The Detriment) and Alison Ballie-Taylor (Sewing the Shadows Together) will talk through the positives and negatives with blogger Sharon Bairden.

Stirling Old Town Explorer SAT 9TH / SUN 10TH // 11AM // MEET OUTSIDE TOURIST INFORMATION (OLD TOWN JAIL) // £10 / £8 // TOURS LAST APPROX. 60 MINS. Discover the bloody secrets of the Old Town on their acclaimed walking tour. Hear entertaining tales of auld Stirling, visit the amazing cemetery, Cowane’s Hospital, and hear tales of ‘The Worst Jail In Britain’. Let their local guides bring its incredible history to life. Book online at www.stirlingwalkingtours.com

Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400

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BLOODY SCOTLAND FRINGE EVENTS

WHAT’S ON

Debut: A Live Podcast SUN 10TH // 2PM—3PM // THE CURLY COO // FREE A live recording of popular podcast series ‘DEBUT: A Crime Writer’s Journey from the Bedroom to the Bookshelf’. Author Charles E McGarry talks about his dramatic journey of rejection and redemption which culminates in the release of his debut crime novel The Ghost of Helen Addison (Polygon) this July.

Writers Are Doing It For Themselves SUN 10TH // 3.30PM—4.30PM // THE CURLY COO // FREE

Horsehead Theatre presents: A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil by Christopher Brookmyre SAT 9TH // 2.30PM / 8.30PM // TOLBOOTH // £12 / £10

Enter to win a bundle of addictive crime books!

For the chance to win this brilliant bundle simply visit www.deadgoodbooks.co.uk/bloodyscotland

When a double murder reunites the classmates of St Elizabeth’s Primary School, scores are settled, debts repaid and alliances forged. Twenty years have passed but will those bonds still hold fast? This hilarious Scottish black comedy, adapted from Christopher Brookmyre’s novel, takes a nostalgic look at school days, filled with psycho teachers, class jokers and playground feuds. All set to a cracking 70s/80s soundtrack! Warning – this play contains very strong language and scenes of a sexual nature. Age recommendation 14+

Join a panel of crime writers who have taken a non-traditional path to publication by self-publishing their novels. Alan Jones (author of Bloq), David Videcette (The Detriment) and Alison Ballie-Taylor (Sewing the Shadows Together) will talk through the positives and negatives with blogger Sharon Bairden.

Stirling Old Town Explorer SAT 9TH / SUN 10TH // 11AM // MEET OUTSIDE TOURIST INFORMATION (OLD TOWN JAIL) // £10 / £8 // TOURS LAST APPROX. 60 MINS. Discover the bloody secrets of the Old Town on their acclaimed walking tour. Hear entertaining tales of auld Stirling, visit the amazing cemetery, Cowane’s Hospital, and hear tales of ‘The Worst Jail In Britain’. Let their local guides bring its incredible history to life. Book online at www.stirlingwalkingtours.com

Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400

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01786 27 4000 (Tue–Sat 10am–6pm) BUY TICKETS IN PERSON Purchase tickets from The Albert Halls Box Office in Stirling, Mon–Fri (9am–5pm) or Tolbooth Theatre Box Office in Stirling, Tue–Sat (10am–6pm).

BY ROAD Stirling is linked to Scotland’s motorway and trunk road network including the M9/A9 to Edinburgh, Perth and Inverness and the M80 to Glasgow.

In addition, full box office facilities will be available on site at the Golden Lion Hotel and The Albert Halls throughout the festival weekend. Please note there will be no box office facility at Allan Park South Church. Please allow time to pick up your tickets before the event begins. The box office can post your tickets for 50p or they can be picked up for free from the box office. We do not charge any booking or transaction fees.

The Thistles shopping centre has a large car park which is open until 10pm. If you are arriving by car, then leave the M9 from Junctions 9 or 10 and follow the signs for Stirling city centre.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION We are committed to making Bloody Scotland accessible to all and are pleased to announce that our Festival Hub – The Golden Lion Hotel has now installed a wheelchair lift at its front entrance on King Street and Bloody Scotland is providing a mini-bus service between venues for those that need it. Full venue accessibility information is available on our website or email: info@bloodyscotland.com to inform us of any access needs. BSL interpretation is available at events on request. Email: info@bloodyscotland.com to request this free service.

Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400

CONCESSIONS

STIRLING DISCOUNT

All tickets are available at a concessionary rate (£1 off) if you are a student, unemployed, registered disabled, over 60 or under 16.

A 10% discount is available to people residing in the Stirling Council area. This is available across all sales channels and you must give your address at the time of booking.

Bloody Scotland regrets that once purchased, tickets cannot be transferred, exchanged or refunded.

SEATING Seating at all events is unreserved. Please advise the box office at the time of booking if you require a wheelchair space or have any specific needs and we will do our best to accommodate them.

Visit bloodyscotland.com/localdiscount for details.

FREE STANDBY TICKETS We don’t want the price to be prohibitive to you coming to Bloody Scotland and while we can’t help with travel or accommodation costs, we can offer you a free standby ticket on the day of the event if there is good availability*. These tickets are available to the unemployed or those on a low income, on the day of the event and limited to one per person. *Good availability is defined as over 10 tickets available for sale. Visit bloodyscotland.com/standby for details.

The Caledonian Crime Writing Festival, Scottish Company No SC404578, Registered office: Caledonian Exchange, 19A Canning Street, Edinburgh EH3 8HE. The Caledonian Crime Writing Festival is a Scottish Registered Charity, known as Bloody Scotland; Charity No SC042615

Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400

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ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH

01786 27 4000 (Tue–Sat 10am–6pm) BUY TICKETS IN PERSON Purchase tickets from The Albert Halls Box Office in Stirling, Mon–Fri (9am–5pm) or Tolbooth Theatre Box Office in Stirling, Tue–Sat (10am–6pm).

BY ROAD Stirling is linked to Scotland’s motorway and trunk road network including the M9/A9 to Edinburgh, Perth and Inverness and the M80 to Glasgow.

In addition, full box office facilities will be available on site at the Golden Lion Hotel and The Albert Halls throughout the festival weekend. Please note there will be no box office facility at Allan Park South Church. Please allow time to pick up your tickets before the event begins. The box office can post your tickets for 50p or they can be picked up for free from the box office. We do not charge any booking or transaction fees.

The Thistles shopping centre has a large car park which is open until 10pm. If you are arriving by car, then leave the M9 from Junctions 9 or 10 and follow the signs for Stirling city centre.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION We are committed to making Bloody Scotland accessible to all and are pleased to announce that our Festival Hub – The Golden Lion Hotel has now installed a wheelchair lift at its front entrance on King Street and Bloody Scotland is providing a mini-bus service between venues for those that need it. Full venue accessibility information is available on our website or email: info@bloodyscotland.com to inform us of any access needs. BSL interpretation is available at events on request. Email: info@bloodyscotland.com to request this free service.

Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400

CONCESSIONS

STIRLING DISCOUNT

All tickets are available at a concessionary rate (£1 off) if you are a student, unemployed, registered disabled, over 60 or under 16.

A 10% discount is available to people residing in the Stirling Council area. This is available across all sales channels and you must give your address at the time of booking.

Bloody Scotland regrets that once purchased, tickets cannot be transferred, exchanged or refunded.

SEATING Seating at all events is unreserved. Please advise the box office at the time of booking if you require a wheelchair space or have any specific needs and we will do our best to accommodate them.

Visit bloodyscotland.com/localdiscount for details.

FREE STANDBY TICKETS We don’t want the price to be prohibitive to you coming to Bloody Scotland and while we can’t help with travel or accommodation costs, we can offer you a free standby ticket on the day of the event if there is good availability*. These tickets are available to the unemployed or those on a low income, on the day of the event and limited to one per person. *Good availability is defined as over 10 tickets available for sale. Visit bloodyscotland.com/standby for details.

The Caledonian Crime Writing Festival, Scottish Company No SC404578, Registered office: Caledonian Exchange, 19A Canning Street, Edinburgh EH3 8HE. The Caledonian Crime Writing Festival is a Scottish Registered Charity, known as Bloody Scotland; Charity No SC042615

Tickets and info: BLOODYSCOTLAND.COM // 01786 27 400

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FRIDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 0915 1645 BLOODY SCOTLAND MASTERCLASS THE GOLDEN LION HOTEL p6 1700 1800 DEADLIER: SOPHIE HANNAH & CATH STAINCLIFFE THE GOLDEN LION HOTEL p6 1830 2000 GALA OPENING, MCILVANNEY PRIZE & TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION STIRLING CASTLE p7 2045 2145 30 YEARS OF REBUS: IAN RANKIN ALBERT HALLS p7 2230 0000 NEVER MIND THE BUZZCOPS ALBERT HALLS p8 SATURDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 1030 1130 THE POLICING BEHIND PROCEDURALS: ALBERT HALLS p9 ALEX GRAY, DCC IAIN LIVINGSTONE & DETECTIVE SUPT DUNCAN SLOAN 1030 1130 THE QUEENS OF GRIP LIT: C.L. TAYLOR, SARAH PINBOROUGH & CLARE MACKINTOSH THE GOLDEN LION HOTEL p9 1030 1130 LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: J.G. SINCLAIR, TONY BLACK & L.A. LARKIN ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH p9 1215 1315 30 YEARS IN THE BUSINESS OF CRIME: VAL MCDERMID ALBERT HALLS p10 1215 1315 OFF THE BEATEN TRACK: CATRIONA MCPHERSON, C.F. PETERSON & MICHAEL RIDPATH THE GOLDEN LION HOTEL p10 1215 1315 CAN YOU HANDLE THE TRUTH: G.J. MOFFAT, STEVE CAVANAGH & IMRAN MAHMOOD ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH p10 1400 1500 PETER MAY ALBERT HALLS p11 1400 1500 WATCHING THE DETECTIVES: M.J. ARLIDGE, ROBERT THOROGOOD & CHRIS DOLAN THE GOLDEN LION HOTEL p11 1400 1500 ALEX GRAY PRESENTS NEW CRIMES: IAN SKEWIS, FELICIA YAP, MARK HILL & ROB EWING ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH p11 1400 1500 BLOODY SCOTLAND CRIME WRITERS FOOTBALL MATCH BOWLING GREEN COWANE’S HOSPITAL p13 1430 1630 A TALE ETCHED IN BLOOD AND HARD BLACK PENCIL THE TOLBOOTH p25 1545 1645 SIMENON ET MAIGRET: JOHN SIMENON & GRAEME MACRAE BURNET ALBERT HALLS p13 1545 1645 THE DARK LANDS: RAGNAR JÓNASSON, THOMAS ENGER & LIN ANDERSON THE GOLDEN LION HOTEL p13 1545 1645 THE NORTHERN POWERHOUSE: LUCA VESTE, A.A. DHAND & HOWARD LINSKEY ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH p14 1730 1830 FROM TINSELTOWN TO SIN CITY: CHRIS CARTER & MASON CROSS ALBERT HALLS p14 1730 1830 KAREN ROSE THE GOLDEN LION HOTEL p14 1730 1830 FROM COPS TO ROBBERS: DENZIL MEYRIK, R.J. MITCHELL & KATE LONDON ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH p15 1900 2000 UNDERSTANDING JIMMY PEREZ: ANN CLEEVES & DOUGLAS HENSHALL ALBERT HALLS p15 1900 2000 THRILLED TO THE BONE: SIMON KERNICK, HAYLEN BECK & SIMON TOYNE THE GOLDEN LION HOTEL p15 1900 2000 FOUR BROADS IN SEARCH OF A KILLER: ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH p17 ANNE RANDALL, HELEN FIELDS, S.J.I. HOLLIDAY & A.K. BENEDICT 2030 2130 TWO CRIME WRITERS AND A MICROPHONE WITH GUESTS: THE GOLDEN LION HOTEL p17 IAN RANKIN, EVA DOLAN & MARK BILLINGHAM 2030 2230 A TALE ETCHED IN BLOOD AND HARD BLACK PENCIL THE TOLBOOTH p25 2030 0000 CRIME AT THE COO THE CURLY COO p17 SUNDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 1100 1200 FROM THE HEADLINES TO THE PAGE: VINCE CABLE & NICHOLAS SEARLE ALBERT HALLS p18 1100 1200 LEADING LADIES: CARO RAMSAY, LISA BRACKMAN & HARLEY JANE KOZAK THE GOLDEN LION HOTEL p18 1100 1200 BLOODY INDIA: ABIR MUKHERJEE, MONABI MITRA, DOUG JOHNSTONE & LIN ANDERSON ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH p18 1245 1345 BUILDING PLOTS: LOUISE WELSH, DOUG JOHNSTONE & E.S. THOMSON ALBERT HALLS p19 1245 1345 CELTIC CONNECTION: DENISE MINA & LIZ NUGENT THE GOLDEN LION HOTEL p19 1245 1345 PITCH PERFECT ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH p19 1400 1500 DEBUT: A LIVE PODCAST THE CURLY COO p25 1430 1530 GETTING RID OF THE BODIES: JAMES OSWALD AND SUE BLACK ALBERT HALLS p21 1430 1530 SOCIAL ISSUES OR SERIAL KILLERS?: MARK BILLINGHAM, EVA DOLAN & CRAIG ROBERTSON THE GOLDEN LION HOTEL p21 1430 1530 THE GRADUATES: PAST PERFECT: JOSEPH KNOX, STEPH BROADRIBB & MATT WESOLOWSKI ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH p21 1530 1630 WRITERS ARE DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES THE CURLY COO p25 1600 1700 CHRIS BROOKMYRE ALBERT HALLS p22 1600 1700 INSPECTOR FARO INVESTIGATES THE VANISHING VAGRANT THE GOLDEN LION HOTEL p22 1600 1700 TURN BACK TIME: S.G. MACLEAN, ALIS HAWKINS & KAITE WELSH ALLAN PARK SOUTH CHURCH p22 1730 1830 FOUR BLOKES IN SEARCH OF A PLOT: THE GOLDEN LION HOTEL p23 NEIL BROADFOOT, DOUGLAS SKELTON, MARK LEGGATT & GORDON BROWN 1730 1830 LYNDA LAPLANTE ALBERT HALLS p23

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