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 – Blackwells Edinburgh
Thursday September 13 – Waterstones Stirling.

Links with times and how to book will be posted later.

And perhaps further dates!

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.

The audience select which writer will batter out the next 100 words and while that author dons the sacred Tea Cosy of Inspiration, the other three answer questions about the genre.

Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity see them.

Okay, there’ll be other opportunities, but it sounded good.

You can book your place here:

https://www.waterstones.com/events/four-men-in-search-of-a-plot/glasgow-sauchiehall-street-53940

After the success that was Newcastle, Crime Factor comes to Glasgow for the final fun-filled event.

Myself, Neil Broadfoot, Mark Leggatt and Gordon GJ Brown. Picture by Daniel Morrison. And yes, Neil was holding me up.

Myself, Neil Broadfoot, Mark Leggatt and Gordon GJ Brown. Picture by Daniel Morrison. And yes, Neil was holding me up.

Neil Broadfoot, Gordon ‘GJ’ Brown, Mark Leggatt and Douglas Skelton will bring their epic world tours of parts of Scotland (and Northern England) to a close in Waterstones Sauchiehall Street.

The tour – known variously as Crime Factor, Four Crime Writers in Search of a Plot, Four Crime Writers Who Have Lost the Plot and, more recently, the inaugural tour of the old boys band Mark Leggatt and the Pantsters – has taken in Dundee, Perth, Livingston, Linlithgow, Kirkcaldy, Ayr, East Kilbride, Edinburgh and Dunfermline.

Don’t miss the exciting finale.

Will Mark Leggatt cave and stop planning his books?

Will Neil Broadfoot tell us the name of the national newspaper he uses as a backdrop?

Will Gordon Brown balance the budget? (Sorry, wrong Gordon Brown)

Will Douglas Skelton stay awake?

Find out in Waterstones Sauchiehall Street on Friday November 4.

More details here:

Waterstones Sauchiehall Street