Stirling 21st - 23rd September 2018


News


Seeking inspiration in Stirling…

This all happened because of Ian Rankin. And Chris Brookmyre’s jobbie.

Sorry, I should probably explain. Last week, it was announced I’ve signed with Constable to write a new crime... Read More »


A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil

We have something a little different for Bloody Scotland attendees this year in what we’re calling the ‘Bloody Scotland Fringe’ where criminally relevant events are taking place during the... Read More »


McIlvanney Prize 2017 Longlist Announced

We’re pleased to announce the 12-strong McIlvanney Prize Scottish Crime Book of the Year longlist for 2017!

Those up for the £1,000 prize include:

 

Lin Anderson – None But the Dead Chris... Read More »

Debut: a new crime writing podcast

A new podcast series exploring a debut crime author’s dramatic 14-year journey to publication is being released today.

Debut: A Crime Writer’s Journey from the Bedroom... Read More »


Bloody Scotland 2017 programme

You’ve been waiting patiently and we can finally reveal the programme for Bloody Scotland 2017!

We welcome back popular favourites Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, Read More »


McIlvanney Prize 2017 judges!

We’re excited to reveal the McIlvanney Prize 2017 judges as Susan Calman and Craig Sisterson, chaired by Lee Randall.

Susan said: ‘I am absolutely delighted to be on the judging panel... Read More »


Tartan Noir in Kolkata

This month crime writers Lin Anderson and Doug Johnstone with Bloody Scotland chair Jenny Brown travelled to Kolkata to take part in the Literature Festival. We met writers, talked... Read More »


B is for Bloody Scotland

Bloody Scotland is only one day away and the excitement is bubbling. The Booktrail has been a fixture on this blog for the past six weeks and what a... Read More »


Crime in the Spotlight 2016 (part two)

Every year Bloody Scotland supports new writers by pairing established authors with ‘support’ acts just starting out on their career – Crime in the Spotlight.

Last year, Jake Kerridge, crime fiction... Read More »


Douglas Skelton’s Top 5 Crime Films

McIlvanney Prize longlister Douglas Skelton wrote a blog for us about his top 5 crime films.

How often have you heard, even said, that film just wasn’t as good as... Read More »


Crime in the Spotlight 2016 (part one)

Every year Bloody Scotland supports new writers by pairing established authors with ‘support’ acts just starting out on their career – Crime in the Spotlight.

Last year, Jake Kerridge, crime fiction... Read More »


(Not) Born in the USA

Two Scotsmen and an Northern Irishman walk into a bar and a certain Bruce Springsteen song is playing on the juke box. The first Scotsman looks a bit Cross so... Read More »

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