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Safe hands or something new? Guest Blog by Quentin Bates #NN2020

Thank you for joining us. Today as part of the Newcastle Noir Blog Tour we are joined by author, translator, festival organiser and publisher Quentin Bates. Quentin has written a piece about the role of book festivals like Newcastle Noir in translated crime fiction: What’s your preference, something familiar – or something fresh that takes […]

Fermented Shark Optional – my experience at #IcelandNoir

In this article Tricia, a creative writing graduate, crime fiction fan and regular volunteer at Bloody Scotland,  shares with us her experience of Iceland Noir. Thank you Tricia! It’s not often in this life that you get to achieve a long-held dream and even rarer when you get to do it in the company of […]

#IcelandNoir Festival 2018 A review!

The dust (but not the ash cloud) has settled over the Iceland Noir crime fiction festival which was held between 15th and 18th November 2018 in Reykjavík.  We had a couple of willing volunteers there to review it for us. This first piece is by regular guest blogger Ewa Sherman who was Head of Volunteers […]

Scotland on my Mind by Antti Tuomainen

Continuing on with our series of author experiences at book festivals Finland’s Antti Tuomainen reports back on his Edinburgh International Book Festival experience in 2018.  This past August, I was fantastically fortunate to be invited to and to participate in the Edinburgh International Book Festival. I say this with gratitude and happiness because EIBF is […]

Bloody Scotland 2018 — wandywatson

BLOODY SCOTLAND 2018 Is it always sunny in Stirling? I expect the locals would be quick to tell me that it’s not. My infrequent visits to the historic city always seem to produce good weather, although there is no suggestion that the residents want me to be there more often. It’s a beautiful place and […] […]

Jo Nesbo’s MacBeth – Chapter 1 #Sampler #JoNesboMacbeth #Giveaway #bloodyscotland

We are excited to bring you a sample of Jo Nesbo’s latest offering MacBeth today. Enjoy! MacBeth by Jo Nesbo Chapter 1 ‘They’re here,’ Inspector Duff said, hoping his men in the Narcotics Unit couldn’t hear the involuntary vibrato in his voice. He had assumed the Norse Riders would send three to four, maximum five, […]

What is at the centre of your world? A review of Malachy Tallack’s latest book

What is at the centre of your world? Have you ever thought about it? It might be you, it might be your family or it could be a place or a community.  The book I just finished reading has a valley as the centre of the world for its characters.  I should state now that […]

The Bridge (Bron/Broen) Season 4, Episode 8

I’m slowly recovering from End of The Bridge-itis. Do you agree with Andy on the way the series ended? Read more here

#ButeNoir2018 @ButeNoir @PrintPoint97

Originally posted on chapterinmylife: Scottish Crime Fiction Blogger:
If you have never been #doonthewatter to Rothesay then you are missing out on a treat and if you are a crime fiction fan then you are missing out on what is one of the best wee Crime Fiction Festivals in the land. #ButeNoir is now in…

#TheBridge (Bron/Broen) – Season 4, Episode 7

Catch up on Andy’s latest thiughts on The Bridge. I love these blogs posts! Genius!!!!