Category Aye Write

Aye Write! Our festival highlights

The Aye Write festival in Glasgow (9-19 March)  always has an interesting programme and some years appeal more than others appeal to crime fans. This year they have 200 authors in 3 venues and it’s a good one for Nordic and Scottish crime fans. In fact there are too many interesting events for us to […]

Aye Write! Choice Picks

Glasgow’s 2016 Aye Write Festival has just been announced and tickets are now on sale for events happening in March.  I love the way that this festival has something for everyone. There are events with many themes such as music, graphic novels and gaming, poetry, fiction, non fiction, food, digital publishing, creative writing, politics and Gaelic […]

Crime in the Wee County #BookWeekScot

As winter approaches and it gets darker and darker our minds may turn to curling up with a good book in front of the fire or perhaps what to buy for the crime fiction reader in your life for Christmas.  The wee county is hosting a couple top notch crime events this month that can […]

Aye Write – Glasgow’s Book Festival 17-25 April 2015

10 years of Aye Write!  What a great achievement for Glasgow’s book festival.  Set in Glasgow’s amazing Mitchell Library this year’s festival has a good sprinkling of crime fiction related events amongst all the other great things happening.  Some highlights are: Ann Cleeves and Chris Dolan: Is Crime Fiction better on the Page or the […]

Garnethill by Denise Mina

Originally posted on Ms. Wordopolis Reads:
Garnethill by Denise Mina Carroll & Graf, 2001 I bought my copy of the book. ? Garnethill is the first in a trilogy of books featuring Maureen O’Donnell, a reluctant PI in Glasgow. She recently returned to work at her dead-end job in a ticket booth after a stint…

Review: ‘The Mistake’ by Grant Nicol

Grant Nicol’s novella The Mistake will be released on January 13th by Number Thirteen Press. This must surely be a case of two negatives creating a positive because it’s a fast paced, decently researched, imaginative piece of writing. Set in Reykjavik, Iceland, the story contains some comment on the uglier elements of modern society and […]

Glasgow Confidential…an evening with James Ellroy

  The dark , wet Glasgow evening started with a well rehearsed foul-mouthed tirade, encouraging gesture and mention of an independent Scotland. Ellroy read from Perfidia, his new book, first in the prequel quartet to his already established LA quartet. The prologue and part of chapter two to be precise. His reading was eloquent and […]