Established writers such as Ian Rankin, Alexander McCall Smith and Lin Anderson will be joined by Pointless host Richard Osman at a crime-writing festival in Scotland later this year.
Veteran writer Val McDermid is among authors whose work has been shortlisted for the Crime Novel Of The Year.
A new crime drama from the mind of Fife writer Val McDermid will be set in and filmed in Dundee starring Line of Duty’s Martin Compston.
Author Belinda Bauer – whose novel Snap was longlisted for the Booker prize – is in the running for another award after securing a nod for a top crime-writing prize.
American author James Patterson will make his first visit to the Theakston Old Peculier crime writing festival later this year, it has been announced.
The 14th installment of the Loopallu festival took place over the weekend with organisers hailing the event a success and thanking their “resilient audience.”
Organisers of Mallaig Book Festival promise to provide “a fabulous literary weekend” with “fine books, food and music under one roof” when the gathering gets underway in November.
She is renowned as Scotland’s Queen of Crime and has become internationally acclaimed for her noir-ish thrillers.
Man Booker Prize judge Val McDermid has said age is irrelevant, as the youngest shortlisted author was announced.
Author Val McDermid is in the running for a top crime-writing prize for one of her recent novels.
Aberdeen has a darker past than the gleaming granite may suggest. Last weekend, Aberdonians had the chance to delve deep into its history of crime and murder while meeting famous authors and honing writing skills at Granite Noir.
Crime writer Val McDermid has paid tribute to “pioneering” author Sue Grafton, who has died aged 77.
The line-up for Aberdeen’s crime fiction festival was announced yesterday with a poisonous Agatha Christie-themed taster event.
DCI Karen Pirie has an uncanny knack for treading on toes, but that is what makes her such a good police officer.
Crime writer Val McDermid has given her support to the Yes campaign for independence.