crime-factor-a4‘Four Men in Search of a Plot’ is a series of evenings focusing on the wonderful world of crime novels, from inception to publication. At each event four Scottish crime writers will be discussing and answering questions about all aspects of crime novels, including plotting, writing, plus general death and destruction. Author Peter Burnett will chair the discussion and attempt to keep the hilarity and body count under control.

The Four Men:

Neil Broadfoot’s debut Falling Fast, was nominated for the Deanston prize, whilst its follow-up, The Storm, won over readers and authors alike. A journalist for 15 years, Neil’s third book All The Devils, is out later this year.

GJ Brown is the author of four crime thrillers, Falling, 59 Minutes, The Catalyst and Meltdown. Gordon is a DJ, runs a creativity training business and also helped found Bloody Scotland – Scotland’s International Crime Writing Festival.

Mark Leggatt is the author of two international thrillers, Names of the Dead and The London Cage, and has appeared at several international festivals to talk about his work. European history and modern global conspiracy lie at the heart of his novels.

Douglas Skelton wrote 11 True Crime/Scottish criminal history books before turning, in 2013, to fiction with Blood City, the first in the Davie McCall quartet. The final Davie McCall book, Open Wounds was published in April. His latest, The Dead Don’t Boogie, is out this year.

Publisher Peter Burnett is the author of Scotland or No and #freetopiary: An Occupy Romance, as well as other fiction and non-fiction.


Upcoming events:

June 9th – 7.30pm – Behind the Wall – Falkirk

June 16th – 7.30pm – Carnegie Library – Ayr

June 23rd – 7.30pm – Reuben’s – Dunfermline

June 30th – 7pm – Waterstones (The Plaza) – East Kilbride

July 14th – 6pm – Blackwells – Edinburgh

August 11th – 6pm – Waterstones – Livingston

August 25th – 6.30pm – Waterstones – Sauchiehall Street – Glasgow


If you are interested in having the Four Men visit your bookshop and to discuss potential dates, please contact: – Linda MacFadyen

Tel:  0191 280 1080

Mb: 07768 390172