Meet our Spotlighters 2021!

3rd September, 2021

It’s not Bloody Scotland without showcasing new crime writing talent in the Crime in the Spotlight slots.

Before many of our 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.

We welcome this year’s spotlighters, who will be reading a little from their latest books ahead of some of our events this year.

With thanks to the Open University Scotland for sponsoring Crime in the Spotlight.

Please welcome…

Patricia Marques will read from

The Colours of Death

FRI 17 SEPTEMBER 4PM before

JO NESBO – THE JEALOUSY MAN

Tariq Ashkanani will read from

Welcome to Cooper

FRI 17 SEPTEMBER 7.15PM before

IAN RANKIN – THE DARK REMAINS

Stuart Johnstone will read from

Out in the Cold

FRI 17 SEPTEMBER 9PM before

KATHY REICHS – THE BONE CODE

Ann Bloxwich will read from

What Goes Around

SAT 18 SEPTEMBER 10AM

LIN ANDERSON & ELLY GRIFFITHS

Sarah Sultoon will read from

The Source

SAT 18 SEPTEMBER 11.45AM

THE BODY POLITIC

Anna Bailey will read from

Tall Bones

SAT 18 SEPTEMBER 1.30PM

SECRETS AND SPIES

Abigail Dean will read from

Girl A

SAT 18 SEPTEMBER 3.15PM

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DEATHS

Tina Baker will read from

Call Me Mummy

SAT 18 SEPTEMBER 5PM

KILLER B’S

Emma Haughton will read from

The Dark

SAT 18 SEPTEMBER 6.45PM

VAL MCDERMID – 1979

Danny Leigh Marshall will read from

Anthrax Island

SAT 18 SEPTEMBER 8.30PM

STEPHEN KING & LINWOOD BARCLAY

James Cairns McMahon will read from

Parallax

SAT 18 SEPTEMBER 10.15PM

THE RED HOT CHILLI WRITERS

Ewan Gault will read from

The Most Distant Way

SUN 19 SEPTEMBER 11AM

FROM THE CRADLE TO THE GRAV

Lynne McEwan will read from

In Dark Water

SUN 19 SEPTEMBER 12.45PM

BLOODY SCOTTISH HISTORY

Alan Gillespie will read from

The Mash House

SUN 19 SEPTEMBER 2.30PM

SLOW BURNING SECRETS

George Colkitto will read from

A Dish Served Cold

SUN 19 SEPTEMBER 4PM

A MEXICAN STAND OFF

(Photo by Kirsty Anderson / Herald & Times)

Mark Findlay Smith will read from

What He Never Said

SUN 19 SEPTEMBER 5.30PM

A BROTHER AND CHILD REUNION

Sarah Goodwin will read from

Stranded

SUN 19 SEPTEMBER 7PM

KARIN SLAUGHTER