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June 2016

Crime Factor at East Kilbride

June 30, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Waterstones East Kilbride, 38 The Plaza
East Kilbride, G74 1LW
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Four Scottish crime writers continue their sensational world tour of Scotland with Crime Factor. On Thursday 30 June at 7pm our fearsome four, Neil Broadfoot, GJ Brown, Mark Leggatt and Douglas Skelton, along with Peter Burnett in the chair, will be entertaining their many fans at Waterstones, East Kilbride, G74 1LW. In association with Waterstones East Kilbride and with thanks to Fledgling Press and Outside In Events.

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May 2017

Noir at the Bar

May 31, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Wash Bar, 11-13 North Bank Street
Edinburgh, EH1 2LP
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A relaxed evening in a local hostelry where crime writers (established, emerging & would-be) read from their work. A criminally fine event open to all. Line-up: Vic Watson, May Rinaldi, C J Huntley, Sarah Sheridan, Neil Broadfoot, Ian Skewis, Doug Johnstone, Jake Steele, Mac Logan, Lucy Cameron, Claire McCleary and Aly Monroe

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June 2017

Laucnh of The Killing Connection – the latest in the DCI Andy Gilchrist crime series

June 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Waterstones Glasgow, 174 Argyle Street
Glasgow, G2 8AH
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How well do you know the person you love? A woman’s body is washed up on the rocks by the castle ruins in St Andrews with evidence of strangulation, and no ID. Two days into the case, a call from another woman claiming to be the victim’s friend could be DCI Andy Gilchrist’s first solid lead. But when she fails to turn up for an interview, Gilchrist fears the worst. The next day, they find her battered body. Gilchrist’s focus…

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Author signing with Frank Muir

June 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Waterstones Dundee, + Google Map

How well do you know the person you love? A woman’s body is washed up on the rocks by the castle ruins in St Andrews with evidence of strangulation, and no ID. Two days into the case, a call from another woman claiming to be the victim’s friend could be DCI Andy Gilchrist’s first solid lead. But when she fails to turn up for an interview, Gilchrist fears the worst. The next day, they find her battered body. Gilchrist’s focus…

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Author signing with Frank Muir

June 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Waterstones St Andrews, + Google Map

How well do you know the person you love? A woman’s body is washed up on the rocks by the castle ruins in St Andrews with evidence of strangulation, and no ID. Two days into the case, a call from another woman claiming to be the victim’s friend could be DCI Andy Gilchrist’s first solid lead. But when she fails to turn up for an interview, Gilchrist fears the worst. The next day, they find her battered body. Gilchrist’s focus…

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Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival Big Read 2017 Events

June 10, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ashington Library NE63 9JY + Google Map

As reader-in-residence at Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival it’s my pleasure to tour the libraries of the north annually, to facilitate a discussion about crime fiction through the Big Read initiative. The idea is to reach out to communities; to encourage literacy by getting everyone to read the same novel simultaneously. I’m delighted to share the news that the 2017 title is Ian Rankin’s Black and Blue, a Rebus novel published by Orion.

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May 2018

How to write a best-selling crime novel

May 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lockerbie Library, 31-33 High Street Lockerbie DG11 2JL United Kingdom + Google Map
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Thursday May 17 6.30pm Free event Lockerbie Library John Dean, bestselling crime author, will be sharing how he puts together his popular crime novels, dealing with the process of characterisation and plot, right up to getting published and beyond. John, whose books regularly feature in the best-selling charts on Amazon, is the creator of the DCI John Blizzard and DCI Jack Harris series.  He has had 16 novels published and is currently with The Book Folks of London, with his…

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Author to give talk in Wigtown

May 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wigtown Library, Wigtown county Bldgs
Wigtown, Newton Stewart DG8 9JH United Kingdom
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FREE

Best-selling crime writer John Dean is to give a talk to the Mystery Readers’ Group at Wigtown Library in Dumfries and Galloway on Monday 28th May from 2pm – 3pm. This free event is part of National Crime Reading Month run by the Crime Writers’ Association, of which John is a member, and the Crime Readers’ Association.

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May 2019

Launch event for The Peat Dead by Allan Martin

May 9 @ 7:00 pm
Glasgow Waterstones, 174 Argyle Street
Glasgow, G2 8BU United Kingdom
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  Book launch with Allan Martin, introduced by Douglas Skelton Islay. Remote and peaceful. Until a spade finds a human hand, a pointer to a crime. And under the peat, five corpses, unnamed, executed. Inspector Angus Blue builds his team. The evidence leads them to a wartime base. And the peat dead live begin to again, from documents, databases, recollections. But there’s a secret from way back, that needs to be protected. So bodies are stolen, witnesses die, truth is…

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Crime at Catstrand

May 16 @ 7:00 pm
Catstrand Arts Centre, High Street
New Galloway, Castle Douglas DG7 3RN United Kingdom
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As part of National Crime Reading Month, crime novelist John Dean is to give a talk at Catstrand Arts Centre in New Galloway, Dumfries and Galloway, followed by a screening of classic crime film Brighton Rock. John, whose books regularly feature in the best-selling charts on Amazon, is the creator of the DCI John Blizzard and DCI Jack Harris series. The writer, who has had 17 novels published and is with The Book Folks of London, will talk about where…

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