News and Announcements

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…

Alison Belsham on Pitching Perfectly

11th July, 2018

Alison Belsham, author of The Tattoo Thief, has given us some insight into what it’s like to apply for Pitch Perfect, prep, take part and then win! Alison (photo by…

Xabia Negra or Crime on the Costa

7th July, 2018

A blog from Bloody Scotland board member Gordon Brown about his trip to Xabia Negra, a noir festival in Spain. November the 4th 2017. Where were you? Was the sun…

2018 McIlvanney Prize longlist revealed!

20th June, 2018

The readers have passed their judgement and we’ve collated the 2018 McIlvanney Prize longlist to be: Lin Anderson, Follow the Dead (Macmillan) Chris Brookmyre, Places in the Darkness (Little, Brown)…

Harvill Secker & Bloody Scotland partner for BAME crime writing competition

7th June, 2018

We’ve partnered up with Harvill Secker launch a competition to find a debut crime writer from a BAME (black, Asian, minority ethnic) background. The winner will have their book published by Harvill Secker with…

2018 is go!

7th June, 2018

We have launched! Thanks to all who joined us for our launch events in Stirling and London, with special thanks to Alexander McCall Smith for opening our festival season with…

The 2018 Bloody Scotland programme revealed!

4th June, 2018

VAL MCDERMID // IRVINE WELSH // DENISE MINA // LOUISE PENNY // STUART MACBRIDE // ANN CLEEVES // AMBROSE PARRY // QUINTIN JARDINE // PETER JAMES & SO MUCH MORE This…