Tag Archives: Crime Fiction

Dead Beautiful/Les Dames – Bien! #french #crimedrama #television #review

As a lover of the French show Spiral I went in search of some other French shows during lock down.  Dead Beautiful is a French police detective series, part of the Walter Presents curated list of world television shows on The Channel 4 app. In French the show is called Les Dames, which gives you […]

Sister by Kjell Ola Dahl #Review #Blogtour #Nordicnoir #Oslo

Policeman turned private investigator Frank Frolich gets in deep with a case involving asylum seekers in Olso. The case, to find the missing sister of an asylum seeker about to be deported, is initially a favour for his new girlfriend but he gets dragged in deeper as things twist and turn. Murders start to happen […]

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 […]

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 […]

Watching the Detectives

It occurred to me recently, when I was watching David Suchet playing Hercule Poirot, in the last of the Christie books featuring the Belgian detective, that it’s not often that you get to follow a particular character on TV and watch, over a substantial period of time, as he/she ages. As you watch, the lead […]

Roseanna by Maj Sjowall & Per Wahloo

Miriam and Douglas recently attended the Edinburgh International Book Festival and listened to Ian Rankin interview Maj Sjowall.  They had a chance to speak to her as she signed their copies of Roseanna, the first book in the series of ten that she wrote with her husband Per Wahloo . Maj was a very engaging […]

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 […]