Chances are Bonfire Night will be a bit of a damp squib this year. But that doesn’t mean the 5th of November is going to be a complete washout. Instead, why not join Allan Martin and bestselling author Marion Todd for the official launch of The Dead of Jura!
Starting at 7pm, they’ll be talking of cabbages and kings and writing crime fiction. Not one to miss, it’ll be a cracker of an evening!
For the Zoom code to join the event simply contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Crime writing in Scotland has never been more popular. From Bute Noir to Bloody Scotland there are events taking place all around the country, giving readers a golden opportunity to meet and talk to their favourite authors.
However, rather than discuss their fiction, I wanted to pose a different sort of question to these dealers in death. Tracking down three of the Tartan Noir brigade – Douglas Skelton, Lin Anderson and Louise Hutcheson – I asked them where in Scotland they would choose to be when they’re not penning the dark deeds and murderous machinations of their characters, and their answers took me to three very different parts of the country.
For Douglas it was the Kinloch Rannoch area stretching from Pitlochry to the wilds of Rannoch Moor. Lin chose the Highland village of Carrbridge, with its historic coffin bridge. While Louise plumped for the Queen of the Hebrides, the Island of Islay. And their reasons for these choices? Well, that’s for you to discover when you read this month’s iScot magazine: and you won’t be disappointed!