News and Announcements

Ajay Chowdhury wins Harvill Secker/Bloody Scotland BAME competition

22nd January, 2019

We’re delighted to reveal that tech founder Ajay Chowdhury has won the inaugural Harvill Secker and Bloody Scotland competition with Arvon to find a new crime writer from a BAME…

Bloody Scotland 2018 – Day 2

23rd September, 2018

A few photos from day 2 of Bloody Scotland 2018. PaulReich_BloodyScotland_FestivalShots_023 Actress Ashley Jensen and author M.C. Beaton photographed at Bloody Scotland, Scotland’s International Crime Writing Festival in Stirling on…

Bloody Scotland 2018 – Day 1

22nd September, 2018

A few photos from day 1 of Bloody Scotland 2018.

Liam McIlvanney wins the 2018 McIlvanney Prize!

21st September, 2018

We’re pleased to announce the Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2018 winner to be Liam McIlvanney’s The Quaker! The judges of the McIlvanney Prize this…

Nordic Noir and Scandi Blanc at Bloody Scotland

7th September, 2018

Today we welcome local Nordic Noir expert Miriam Owen to the blog to give you a wee preview of the Scandi flavoured events at Bloody Scotland this year. Recent news…

Crafting your perfect pitch

5th September, 2018

Another blog from 2016 Pitch Perfect winner Alison Belsham but this time she comes with lots of advice for this year’s pitchers, and for everyone out there who would benefit…

McIlvanney Prize 2018 shortlist revealed!

4th September, 2018

Congratulations to Lin Anderson, Chris Brookmyre, Charles Cumming and Liam McIlvanney for making our McIlvanney Prize 2018 shortlist for best Scottish Crime Book of the Year! Read what our judges…

Pitch Perfect 2018

27th August, 2018

The 2018 Pitch Perfect-ers have been chosen! We had a huge response so thank you to all who took the time to apply to present their idea to our panel…

Crime in the Spotlight 2018 (part 2)

22nd August, 2018

You’ll hopefully have seen that we announced the 2018 Crime in the Spotlight cohort here and we wanted to share all the beautiful covers for our spotlighters. Click on the…

Crime in the Spotlight 2018

15th August, 2018

(L-R: Andy Muir, Claire Askew, Daniel Smith, CS Duffy, Ian Patrick, Chris Curran, Andrew Reid, Mysti Berry, CS McLean, GB Williams, Allan Watson, Heleen Kist, William Graham) We’re overjoyed to…

BAME writing competition now open

31st July, 2018

We are pleased to announce the the Harvill Secker crime writing competition for BAME writers is now open, in partnership with Bloody Scotland. For all information please click here. The…

Ashley Jensen comes to Bloody Scotland!

29th July, 2018

We’re unbelievably excited that we will be joined by Ashley Jensen, star of the TV series, Agatha Raisin who will be appearing on stage with M C Beaton, author of…