Tartan Noir meets American mystery as Michael Connelly and Denise Mina take to the stage in this one-in-a lifetime event!



A former police reporter for the LOS ANGELES TIMES, Michael Connelly is the author of the Hieronymous “Harry” Bosch thriller series as well as several stand-alone bestsellers, including the highly acclaimed legal thriller, The Lincoln Laywer, introducing legal defense attorney Mickey Haller. Michael Connelly has been President of the Mystery Writers of America. His books have been translated into 31 languages and have won awards all over the world, including the Edgar and the RBA International Prize for Crime Writing. His latest book, The Gods of Guilt, reunites Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller as a gruesome murder brings up a past better be forgotten.

Denise Mina was born in Glasgow in 1966. Because of her father’s job as an engineer, her family moved twenty-one times in eighteen years from Paris to the Hague, London, Scotland and Bergen. After leaving school at sixteen and a run of poorly paid jobs, she went on to study Law at Glasgow University and researched a PhD thesis at Strathclyde. Misssing her grant, she stayed at home and wrote her first novel, Garnethill, which was published in 1998 and won the Crime Writers’ Association John Creasy Dagger for best first crime novel. Since 1998 she has written ten further novels, including most recently, The Red Road. Denise also writes short stories, plays and comics, including writing Hellblazer, the John Constantine series for Vertigo, for a year. Since 2012 she has been adapting the Steig Larsson Millennium Trilogy as graphic novels. She is a regular contributor to TV and radio. In 2012 The End of the Wasp Season won the prestigious Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, a feat she repeated in 2013 with its sequel Gods and Beasts.

This event will be chaired by fellow author Peter Guttridge.


This event is ticketed, and tickets are usually priced £8.  SPECIAL OFFER: Quote “Bloody Scotland” and get your ticket for just £5.


Tickets are available from the front desk at Blackwell’s Bookshop or by phoning 0131 622 8218

For more information or if you would like a signed copy please contact Ellie Wixon on 0131 622 8222 or email ellie.wixon@blackwell.co.uk