Stirling 8th - 10th September 2017


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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 »


McIlvanney Prize finalists

We’re excited to reveal the four finalists of the McIlvanney Prize 2016.

Black Widow – Chris Brookmyre The Jump – Doug Johnstone Val McDermid – Splinter the Silence E. S. Thomson... Read More »

Writing Orkney

The latest blog from The Booktrail:

Mention Orkney and what do you think of?

Mysterious islands with an ethereal quality to them? A mist swirling around the... Read More »


Graeme Macrae Burnet’s favourite Euro-noir novels

I’ve often been asked why I chose to set my first novel The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau in the nondescript French town of Saint-Louis. The answer is quite simple:... Read More »


Writing in Exile

The latest blog from The Booktrail:

Out of all the Bloody Scotland panels taking place this year, the title of this panel really excited me. It... Read More »


Win signed books from Mason Cross & more

A simple competition has kicked off over on Facebook and Twitter to win signed copies of the latest books from the fantastic Mason Cross, G. J. Brown and Steve... Read More »


Doug Johnstone’s top 5 crime writers

McIlvanney Prize longlister Doug Johnstone told us his top 5 crime writers.

1. Megan Abbott

I think Abbott is just the best writer around at the moment. She writes... Read More »


Win tickets to Stuart MacBride & Caro Ramsay and opening reception!

Today (Friday 12th August) marks just one month to go until Bloody Scotland 2016 kicks off, our fifth year running. To celebrate we’re launching a competition and you could... Read More »

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