A policeman on his first murder case A tattoo artist with a deadly secret… #TheTattooThief #Review @nholten40 @AlisonBelsham @TrapezeBooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n

Whoop! Whoop! I’m super excited to be hosting Alison Belsham’s THE TATTOO THIEF blog tour today! My thanks to Tracy Fenton for inviting me on the tour and Trapeze Books/Netgalley for an ARC. A little about the author and this Continue reading A policeman on his first murder case A tattoo artist with a deadly secret… #TheTattooThief #Review @nholten40 @AlisonBelsham @TrapezeBooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n

Denzil Meyrick #Q&A #TheRelentlessTide #DCIDaley #MeetTheAuthors @BloodyScotland @nholten40 @Brownlee_Donald @Lochlomonden @DouglasSkelton1 @NlBro @PolygonBooks @ko_dahl

I am over the moon to be taking part in the Bloody Scotland Blog Tour once again and this year, I have the pleasure of a Q&A with the fabulous DENZIL MEYRICK! I’ll tell you a little about Denzil first Continue reading Denzil Meyrick #Q&A #TheRelentlessTide #DCIDaley #MeetTheAuthors @BloodyScotland @nholten40 @Brownlee_Donald @Lochlomonden @DouglasSkelton1 @NlBro @PolygonBooks @ko_dahl

Bloody Scotland reveals the four finalists for the McIlvanney Prize 2018 #PressRelease @nholten40 @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald

Eeeeek! The countdown for Bloody Scotland is officially ON and I am thrilled to be able to share with you the FOUR finalists for the McIlvanney Prize 2018! My thanks to Fiona Brownlee and Bloody Scotland for sharing the press Continue reading Bloody Scotland reveals the four finalists for the McIlvanney Prize 2018 #PressRelease @nholten40 @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald

#PressRelease Bloody Scotland reveals Crime in the Spotlight support acts for 2018 @nholten40 @BloodyScotland @brownlee_donald

Woohoo! Exciting news to share! Thanks to Fiona Brownlee for the #PressRelease details! Huge congrats to everyone! BLOODY SCOTLAND – RECENTLY PRAISED ON BBC RADIO 4 FOR TAKING AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH COMPARED TO THE TRADITIONAL MODEL OF BOOK FESTIVALS – Continue reading #PressRelease Bloody Scotland reveals Crime in the Spotlight support acts for 2018 @nholten40 @BloodyScotland @brownlee_donald

#PressRelease Bloody Scotland reveals new BIG name – Ashley Jensen star of the Agatha Raisin TV series – appearing at this year’s Festival @nholten40 @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald

Last year one of the sell-out events at Bloody Scotland was Douglas Henshall, star of Shetland with Ann Cleeves, the author of the books which inspired the TV series. This year we are thrilled to reveal that we will be emulating Continue reading #PressRelease Bloody Scotland reveals new BIG name – Ashley Jensen star of the Agatha Raisin TV series – appearing at this year’s Festival @nholten40 @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald

Bloody Scotland’s McIlvanney Prize longlist 2018 revealed! #PressRelease @brownlee_donald @nholten40 @BloodyScotland @AlisonJbooks @bookouture

Whoop! Whoop! You may have already seen the longlist announced but I have to say I am more than excited with the fantabulous authors chosen …especially Alison James’ NOW SHE’S GONE! See the press release below for more details and Continue reading Bloody Scotland’s McIlvanney Prize longlist 2018 revealed! #PressRelease @brownlee_donald @nholten40 @BloodyScotland @AlisonJbooks @bookouture

#PressRelease BLOODY SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL REVEALS 2018 PROGRAMME @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

BLOODY SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL REVEALS 2018 PROGRAMME INCLUDING TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION TO THE OPENING EVENT & A STELLAR CAST OF NAMES 21-23 SEPTEMBER 2018 Bloody Scotland was thrilled to launch our 2018 programme in Stirling today with Alexander McCall Continue reading #PressRelease BLOODY SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL REVEALS 2018 PROGRAMME @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

Bloody Scotland reveals McCall Smith launching 2018 programme with one off event 4 June in Stirling! @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH TO MAKE FIRST EVER APPEARANCE AT BLOODY SCOTLAND WHEN HE APPEARS IN STIRLING TO LAUNCH THE PROGRAMME ON MONDAY 4 JUNE 2018 Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival is delighted to announce that it will be marking Continue reading Bloody Scotland reveals McCall Smith launching 2018 programme with one off event 4 June in Stirling! @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

THE McILVANNEY PRIZE #ScottishCrimeBookOfTheYearAward2018 #JudgesAnnounced @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

Woohoo! I was thrilled to be asked again this year to be a Bloody Scotland reader and equally thrilled to be able to share the announcement of who the judges for the McIlvanney Prize 2018 will be! The 2018 programme Continue reading THE McILVANNEY PRIZE #ScottishCrimeBookOfTheYearAward2018 #JudgesAnnounced @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

Stars of Scottish crime writing to get bloody in Kolkata @BloodyScotland

Press Release An exciting announcement today, #bookjunkies! Check this out! Some of Scotland’s finest crime writers are set to bring a slice of tartan noir to India. Val McDermid, Graeme Macrae Burnet and Abir Mukherjee will be championing contemporary Scottish Continue reading Stars of Scottish crime writing to get bloody in Kolkata @BloodyScotland

Bloody Scotland Anthology Blog Tour: Review @nholten40 @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald

Eeeeek!  When I was asked to take part in the Bloody Scotland blog tour, I am sure my squeals of excitement could be heard all the way up in Stirling!  This is one of my favourite crime festivals, where some Continue reading Bloody Scotland Anthology Blog Tour: Review @nholten40 @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald

Another Fantastic Time at Bloody Scotland! @BloodyScotland @nholten40

I always find it difficult to get the feeling I experienced captured into words so that you all can truly get the flavour of how absolutely AMAZING the events I have attended are.  But I’ll try and keep trying, until Continue reading Another Fantastic Time at Bloody Scotland! @BloodyScotland @nholten40

Rather Be The Devil: @BloodyScotland reads #MiniReview @Beathhigh @orion_crime @orionbooks @angelaontour

Eeeek!  Did I save the best to last?  You bet your arse I did!  I am a HUGE fan of Ian Rankin and nearly fainted when Rather Be The Devil turned out to be one of my #BloodyScotlandReads – I Continue reading Rather Be The Devil: @BloodyScotland reads #MiniReview @Beathhigh @orion_crime @orionbooks @angelaontour

@BloodyScotland: Press Release – Five Finalists for McIlvanney Prize Announced! @valmcdermid @TheCraigRussell @DameDeniseMina @CraigRobertson @JayStringer

Woohoo!  Super excited to share with you all the FIVE FINALISTS for the McIlvanney Prize 2017! FIVE FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE SCOTTISH CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2017 Winner to be presented at Opening Reception of Bloody Continue reading @BloodyScotland: Press Release – Five Finalists for McIlvanney Prize Announced! @valmcdermid @TheCraigRussell @DameDeniseMina @CraigRobertson @JayStringer

Want You Gone: @BloodyScotland reads #MiniReview @cbrookmyre @LittleBrownUK @nholten40

Today I am sharing a #minireview (4th of five) from my #BloodyScotlandReads.  I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I was to see Chris Brookmyre’s WANT YOU GONE on my list of five.  I may have squealed….loudly…and a Continue reading Want You Gone: @BloodyScotland reads #MiniReview @cbrookmyre @LittleBrownUK @nholten40