Cover of The Ghosts of Altona


The 2015 Bloody Scotland Crime Book of the Year was announced at the festival in September, with the award going to Craig Russell for ‘The Ghosts of Altona’. Click here to see our roundup from the awards dinner.

With a clever storyline that jumps skilfully between contemporary Hamburg and the same city in the early 20th century, ‘The Ghosts of Altona’ sees Russell’s long-running detective Jan Fabel haunted by the discovery of a body from his first-ever case fifteen years ago, that of a cruel, beautiful student.

You can read a free chapter of the book by clicking here.


Craig will be signing copies of ‘The Ghosts of Altona’ at the following times:

20 October 2015:

1-2pm   signing at Waterstones Newton Mearns
0141 616 3933,

3-4pm   signing at Waterstones East Kilbride
01355 271 835,

23 October 2015

7pm        Craig in conversation with Neil Broadfoot with Waterstones Dunfermline
01383 720 237,
Venue: Ruben’s Wine Bar, 10–12 New Row, Dunfermline

27 October 2015:

7pm        Event at Waterstones Glasgow Argyle Street – in conversation with Douglas Skelton
0141 248 4814,

30 October 2015:

7pm        Event at Waterstones Kirkcaldy
01592 263 755,

3 November 2015:

10.30am Reading Group at Waterstones Perth

5 November 2015:

12.30pm-1.30pm signing at Waterstones Inverness
01463 233 500,

7pm Waterstones Elgin
01343 547 321,
Venue: The Drouthy Cobbler, 48a High Street, Elgin