Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the crime writers…

Bloody Scotland 2013 has come and gone, a trail of books and bodies left in its bloody wake. Jo Nesbo has gone back to Norway, Lee Child has flown back to the USA, and Christopher Brookmyre and Mark Billingham are still standing in the corner like a couple of very naughty boys.

But wait! Like all good crime novels, there’s a twist. It’s back!

Bloody Scotland on Tour will be coming to a town near you this November. Or at least it will if you live near Edinburgh, Dundee, Kirkwall, East Kilbride, Stirling, Glasgow, St Andrews or Lasswade. Yes, Lasswade.

We thought this was an idea so good that it wasn’t enough to simply have it in Stirling once a year. We’re taking it further and we’re taking it on the road.

To mark Book Week Scotland, we’re assembling the cream of Scottish crime writers, putting them all in a double decker bus and holding literary events for your pleasure. That’s all true except the bit about the bus.

So if you want to hear your favourite author talk about their work, and why wouldn’t you, check out the venues and dates below. More dates may yet be added so please come back and see who is appearing.



Edinburgh – Waterstones West End, 6pm
128 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AD – 0131 226 2666
This event is ticketed, please contact the store for details.

  • Lin Anderson
  • Quintin Jardine
  • Sara Sheridan
  • Aly Monroe

Dundee – Steps Theatre, 7pm
Central Library, The Wellgate, Dundee DD1 1DB – 01382 431533
This event is free but ticketed, please contact the theatre for details.

  • Will Jordan.
  • Chris Longmuir
  • Gillian Galbraith
  • Gordon Brown



Orkney – Orkney Library, 6.30pm
44 Junction Road, Kirkwall,  KW15 1AG – 01856 873166
This event is free but ticketed, please contact the library for details.

  • Craig Robertson
  • Gordon Brown
  • Helen Davis
  • Paul Harrison

Stirling – Central Library, 7pm
Corn Exchange Rd, Stirling FK8 2HX – 01786 432107
This event is ticketed, please contact the library for details.

  • James Oswald
  • Al Guthrie
  • Moderated by Alexandra Sokoloff



Stirling  – Tolbooth Theatre, 7.30pm
Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1DE – 01786 274000
This event is ticketed, please contact the Tolbooth for details.

  • Will Jordan
  • Michael J Malone
  • Bert Mitchell
  • Douglas Skelton
  • (Moderated by Craig Robertson)

Lasswade – Lasswade Library, 7pm
19 Eskdale Drive, Bonnyrigg, EH19 2LA – 0131 271 4534
Free and not ticketed.

  • Alex Gray
  • Marianne Wheelaghan
  • Aline Templeton



Glasgow  – Waterstones Sauchiehall St, 6pm
153-157 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3EW – 0141 332 9105
Free and not ticketed.

  • Craig Robertson
  • Chris Brookmyre
  • Helen Fitzgerald
  • Matt Bendoris



St Andrews  – Town Hall, 2pm
Queen’s Gardens, St Andrews, KY16 9TA- 01334 470770
This event is ticketed, please contact the venue for details.

  • Alex Gray
  • Lin Anderson
  • Craig Robertson
  • Gordon Brown
  • Frank Muir