What better way to invest your well-earned cash than with some excellent Bloody Scotland events?

Several of our events have already sold out (Ann Cleeves – The Shetland QuartetRadio Four Short Stories and The Swedish Storyteller with Mons Kallentoft) and many more are slowly creeping up to full capacity. We’re announcing events as they sell out on our Twitter and Facebook, but if you are yet to buy tickets to your favourite authors’ events then we urge you to move quickly to avoid any disappointment. If there’s one thing we hate at Bloody Scotland, it’s disappointed faces.

Top Five events that you should buy your tickets for today to ensure smiles come Septmember time:

Picture This
Did you miss Denise at The Edinburgh Book Festival? Well you have another opportunity to hear her talk about her adaptation of the Millennium series. The crime novel series-turned-blockbuster movie has now been turned into a rather captivating graphic novel. An excellent opportunity to hear one of Scotland’s finest crime writers talk about her experiences in an exciting new medium…

Fresh Blood
When we put this event together we wanted to bring you the best of the up-and-coming Scottish crime writing talent. And we have succeeded. Perhaps too well… Since we published the programme, Malcolm has been shortlisted for a CWA Dagger as well as being featured on the shortlist for the Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award. Come see Matt Bendoris, Lisa Ballantyne and Malcolm MacKay in the intimate surroundings of The Stirling Highland Hotel’s Academy Suite, whilst you still can!

Killer Cookbook with Caro Ramsay
Fancy an event with a bit of spice? Or maybe some added grisly ingredients..? We’re looking forward to bringing a bit of a Sunday kitchen vibe to the Academy suite with our Killer Cookbook event. Caro Ramsay will be asking some very special guests to demonstrate their knife skills and culinary prowess in front of some lucky audience members. Dare you sample the sinister starters or murderous mains?

Die Laughing
This event will not only be the closing our Friday night festivities, but will be the final event of the entire Off the Page programme. Featuring Mark Billingham and Chris Brookmyre, this night will feature strong language and lots of laughter…

Sharpen Your Knives Masterclass
Have you always wanted to release your inner writer? Join us for a day of lively masterclasses to help you hone your skills and pick up tips from the pros. On the day we’ll be joined by bestselling authors (and Bloody Scotland favourites) Val McDermid and Alex Gray, as well as some great industry figures including literary agent Jenny Brown and editor to some of the biggest names in the business, David Shelly.