Tag Archives: Bloody Scotland

The Rabbit Factor plays with readers expectations #TheRabbitFactor #Finnish #Finland #Nordic @OrendaBooks @antti_tuomainen @Waterstones @BloodyScotland

Today is Finnish author Antti Tuomainen’s 50th birthday. It seems only right that this is the day I publish our review of his latest book to be expertly translated into English by David Hackston – The Rabbit Factor. Congratulations on reaching half a century Antti! Published in the UK by Orenda Books, the first installment […]

Deity by Matt Wesolowski ‘will ignite a fire inside the head of a reader’ #review #blog tour #deity #mythology #sixstories

Creepy. That is Deity summed up in one word. I should start with a disclaimer that this book is not Nordic Noir. Those of you who prefer things on the dark side however may enjoy Deity so keep reading. Written by master story teller Matt Wesolowski much of this tale is set in a forest […]

Volunteering @BloodyScotland – an inspiration!

In this piece we hear from Tricia Golledge, a well experienced, locally based volunteer at Bloody Scotland, which takes place in the city of Stirling in September every year. A very friendly festival with a massive amount of choice it is always a joy to attend.  They even have a local cocktail in honour of […]

My Bloody Beautiful Scotland by Thomas Enger

This is the second post in a series where authors are invited to share their experience of book festivals around the world.  In this one Thomas Enger from Norway describes his Bloody Scotland experience.  I was so excited when I heard that I was going to Bloody Scotland. I had heard so many great things […]

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 […]

Bloody Scotland – a volunteer’s perspective

Seeing how a book festival is run and taking part in the organisational side of things can be quite an eye-opener sometimes.  I remember the first time I saw a green room and heard stories about demanding guests.  All little gems of information for a person interested in the world of events, creative processes and […]

Bloody Scotland!?!

The third Bloody Scotland crime writing festival is about to take place from September 19th to 21st in Stirling. Nordic Noir are excited about this and the fact that we have our very own wee Stirling fringe festival happening at the same time.  Bloody Scotland haven’t let us down and are still providing a good […]

Hey Jo, where ya gonna go? (with that gun in your hand)

Walking along towards the Albert Halls in Stirling on Saturday to the latest event in the Bloody Scotland fest, the first thing to notice, and it was unavoidable, was the queue. Out the doors of the Albert Halls, round the paved area in front of the car park, and off down Dumbarton Road. I’m told […]

Bloody Stirling

Bloody Stirling! Words you will often hear me mutter. I get rather frustrated sometimes with the lack of quality events in my home area.  Generally speaking, unless I get on a train and head to Glasgow, Edinburgh or London, I always end up at the same places, The Tolbooth and The MacRobert, seeing similar kinds […]

Bloody Scotland Festival

Nordic Noir recommends the Arne Dahl session at Bloody Scotland on Saturday 15th September at 12.00.   Chaired by Jenny Brown this event promises to be an opportunity to explore Dahl’s approach to the recent BBC4 series where followers and fans were left wanting more. A light regret descended as we watched the actions of the […]