It’s an attractive little town, like many in the highlands. Neat streets. Solid stone buildings. Stunning views to the mountains.
But for one weekend a year it becomes the focal point of murder and mayhem. A centre of dark acts and despicable deeds.
And that’s just the jokes in Carry on Sleuthing!
Yes, it’s time for the Wee Crime Festival in lovely Grantown-on-Spey (November 2-4).
This will mark the fourth year I’ve trekked northwards for this absolutely terrific event and one of these years they’ll find me out.
Once again the Crime Writers Associated Players (CWAP) will be debuting a brand new Carry on Sleuthing. There will be drama, horror and tears. And that’s just when Michael J. Malone can’t find his sporran.
Caro Ramsay will once again be taking the leading role. Spinster sleuth Letitia Luvibod is becoming very much her alter ego, I think.
But that’s just one event in the weekend of fun and fear.
There are top names attending this year.
Hugh Pugh, Barney McGrew!
Well, okay perhaps not the last two.
The events mostly take place in the Pagoda, a terrific venue in the town, while the Saturday night dinner takes over the Garth Hotel restaurant and the Sunday session will be found in Grantown Golf Club.
Come along and make a weekend of it. It is a truly great festival – Marjorie in the Bookmark and her willing band of volunteers really do a great job in pulling all this together.