Three of Scotland’s most popular crime writers, Michael J Malone, Douglas Skelton and Caro Ramsay, give up the secrets of their trade in an entertaining afternoon
and evening of workshops and talks on crime and publishing for readers, writers and fans of Scottish crime fiction. From psychological thrillers to immersive police procedurals, this trio of critically-acclaimed crime writers have garnered a wealth of experience between them in researching and writing crime novels and tackling the publishing business. Workshops at 3pm, then talks and Q&A at 7pm. You can book for either or both events.
There will be a book stall at the end of the evening where the authors will be happy to personalise and sign any books purchased.
There is a bar on the evening. Come along early and enjoy a meal at Gasta at Armadale Castle. Event organised by SEALL as part of the Skye Festival; more information and booking.
Caro Ramsay Govan-born osteopath and acupuncturist, Caro Ramsay, runs a large and successful osteopath centre in the west of Scotland. In between treating patients – both human and animal – she writes dark and gruesome crime thrillers set in Glasgow. Caro started writing her first novel, Absolution, while laid up in hospital with a back injury. She is a member of the Johnstone Writers’ Club.
Michael J Malone Award-winning Ayrshire author and poet Michael J Malone is the author of the DI Ray McBain series of crime novels, a character who is well on the way to becoming one of Tartan Noir’s great detectives. Michael’s first novel, Blood Tears, won the Pitlochry Prize from the Scottish Association of Writers, while Bad Samaritan, was a Sunday Times Crime Club selection, particularly praised for its strong women characters and pithy dialogue.
Douglas Skelton Former editor of the Cumnock Chronicle, Douglas Skelton specialises in fiction and non-fiction from the darker side of the world. His non-fiction charts the true life exploits of murderers, criminals and cause celebres, while his fiction focuses on the underbelly of Glasgow.