The 2018 Bloody Scotland programme revealed!
VAL MCDERMID // IRVINE WELSH // DENISE MINA // LOUISE PENNY // STUART MACBRIDE // ANN CLEEVES // AMBROSE PARRY // QUINTIN JARDINE // PETER JAMES & SO MUCH MORE
This year’s gala opening will take place on Friday 21 September where we will present the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year. Denise Mina and Val McDermid will then lead a torchlight procession, after rave reviews last year, to their event followed by a performance from the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers.
We welcome: Louise Penny, Ann Cleeves, Chris Brookmyre, Mark Billingham, Peter James, Stuart MacBride, Quintin Jardine, Denzil Meyrick, Martyn Waites and Bloody Scotland board members old (Lin Anderson, Craig Robertson, Gordon Brown) and new (Abir Mukherjee).
Experts galore: BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner, forensic scientists Dr Richard Shepherd and Professor Sue Black, Kate Bendelow, author of The Real CSI and consultant anaesthetist, Dr Marisa Haetzman who forms the other half of Ambrose Parry along with husband Chris Brookmyre.
From book to telly: MC Beaton will be appearing with cast and crew of her Agatha Raisin series and Helen FitzGerald with cast from the new TV adaptation of The Cry.
Crime from across seas: We reveal a very special relationship with the Word Festival in Christchurch and will be welcoming Fiona Sussman and Paul Cleave, two winners of the Ngaio Marsh Prize, thanks to funding from Creative New Zealand.
And, of course… it wouldn’t be Bloody Scotland without…
Crime at the Coo – guaranteed to sell out within hours so if you fancy rubbing (sweaty) shoulders with some of crime writing’s finest in the Curly Coo get your tickets right now! Very limited space.
- Craig Robertson‘s hilarious quiz
- The play, this year from the marvellous mind of Douglas Skelton and…
- The Scotland v England crime writers football match (this year captained by Chris Brookmyre and Mark Billingham) along with…
- Last year’s hit, a live podcast hosted by Steve Cavanagh & Luca Veste which guarantees as many laughs as the Crime at the Coo.
- We will also be presenting our first ever musical, an original piece from the pen of Sophie Hannah.
We can’t wait to see you in September!