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August 2018

Over the sea to Skye

12th August 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Armadale Castle, Isle of Skye IV458RS United Kingdom + Google Map

It's no secret that I think Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Apart from the midges. They ain't so beautiful. It's also no secret that I take a snap or two (or a dozen) from time to time. And in August I'm heading with pals to one of THE most photogenic parts of the country. Isle of Skye - here we come! I'll be joining superstar authors Caro Ramsay (nominated for this year's McIlvanney Award,…

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Four Blokes still in search of a plot – but have found new venues.

23rd August 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Sacred Tea Cosy of Inspiration (Pat Pending - lovely woman) has given permission to release the first dates of the Four Blokes mini tour later this year. That doesn't mean the guys will be wearing minis. Not in public, at least. Although you never know with that Mark Leggatt. And the dates are - drum roll, please! (Quick! Someone catch that rolling drum, we need to use it...) Thursday August 23 - Waterstones Sauchiehall Street Thursday August 30 -…

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Four Blokes look for that plot in Glasgow

23rd August 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Waterstones, 153-157 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3EW United Kingdom
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They seem to have been searching for that elusive plot for a long time - will they find it in Glasgow? Why not come along and find out! Neil Broadfoot, Gordon Brown, Mark Leggatt and Douglas Skelton return to Waterstones in Sauchiehall Street with the brand new, all fun format of their unique panel game. Four crime writers are given a protagonist and a murder weapon by the audience and have to create a new crime story within the hour.…

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Four Blokes Go To Embra

30th August 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blackwells, South Bridge
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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The second date on the Four Blokes in Search of a Plot whistlestop tour sees us in Edinburgh. We're back in Blackwells bookstore, where we first appeared a couple of years ago under the old Crime Factor format. This time, though, we're presenting the new, let's put the show on right here format where we get the audience to give us a main character and a murder weapon and then proceed to create a crime story between us. Further details…

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September 2018

Bloody Scotland – another fabulous weekend ahead.

21st September 2018 - 23rd September 2018
Golden Lion Hotel, King Street
Stirling, FK8 1DQ United Kingdom
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Bloody Scotland promises to be bloody brilliant again.

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Carry on Sleuthing returns to Tidelines

30th September 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Harbour Arts Centre, 114-116 Harbour Street
Irvine, KA128PZ United Kingdom
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Yes, it's true! Crime Writers Amalgamated Players (CWAP for short) are heading back to the seaside this September. Despite public demand - there may even have been a petition and an appeal to President Trump to issue an Executive Order - Carry on Sleuthing will close this year's Tidelines Festival for the second year. And they thought they'd closed it down it last year! A talented band of performers will be presenting a superb show filled with wit and style…

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October 2018

The Janus Run Glasgow Launch

18th October 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Waterstones, Argyle Street
Glasgow, G2 8BT United Kingdom
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I'll be heading to Waterstones in Argyle Street for the Glasgow launch of THE JANUS RUN. I'll be chatting about the book, writing about a city in which I don't live, thrillers, mobsters, black ops agents and possibly tap dancing cats with fellow crime writer Neil Broadfoot. And before you, ask no - I couldn't get anyone better. Kidding. Maybe. Anyway, it all kicks off at 6.30pm and I hope to see you. Tickets are free but the store asks…

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Four Blokes search for the plot in Bute

19th October 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bute Museum, Stuart Street
Rothesay, PA20 )EP United Kingdom
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The Four Blokes boy band (????) heads for the exotic island of Bute on Friday to bring their own brand of lunacy to the islanders. Neil Broadfoot, Gordon Brown, Mark Leggatt and Douglas Skelton be in the Museum - fitting, considering their age - from 7pm. As usual, it promises to be a fun-filled night, with the guys attempting to create a story from scratch, while wearing the sacred Tea Cosy of Inspiration.   For tickets - call Print Point,…

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November 2018

A weekend of murder and mayhem

2nd November 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 4th November 2018 @ 11:30 am
The Pagoda, Garth Hotel and Grantown Golf Club Granton-on-Spey, PH25 3HN United Kingdom + Google Map

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…

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Join the jury in Largs

12th November 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Largs Library, 26 Allanpark Street
Largs, KA309AG United Kingdom
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Come and be part of the jury next Monday in Largs Library. I'm visiting Largs Writers and will be outlining some real-life cases from the past - names and locations changed - and inviting the audience to debate the guilt or innocence of the accused. It's based on the long-running series of articles I did for a Sunday newspaper magazine a few years ago and have presented a similar event in Ayr. So come along and join in - it's…

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