It’s a super friendly and dynamic festival with a brilliant team of organisers and volunteers.
It’s hard to pick just ten things, but I’ve done my best and cheated slightly by adding an additional thing (so technically it’s now eleven cool things!!) – and added a bunch of photos to show the rest …
- Getting picked up from the station and chauffeur driven to the hotel by lovely crime fiction blogger @GrabThisBook after being on a delayed train for over 10 hours
- Raising a glass to celebrate Craig Robertson’s brilliant new novel MURDERABILIA and catching up with all my crime writer and blogging friends
- Hearing Daniel Pembrey read from his debut novel THE HARBOUR MASTER in front of a massive crowd at the Albert Halls
- Laughing till I cried at the (NOT) BORN IN THE USA panel with Steve Cavanagh, Mason Cross, Gordon Brown and Catriona McPherson
- Singing with THE SLICE GIRLS (Alexandra Sokoloff, AK Benedict, SJI Holliday, Louise Voss) at The Curly Coo bar as part of the Crime in the Coo event
- Marvelling over the mouthorgan playing genius of Stuart Neville (at Crime in the Coo)
- Cheering at the bravery of the pitchers at the PITCH PERFECT event
- Being fascinated by Neil McKay and Alexandra Sokoloff (chaired by Alexandra Benedict) talking about the nature of evil
- Watching a piper shoot fire out of his bagpipes on every top note in Stirling town centre
- Sitting back and enjoying the conversation between top-of-their-game crime writers Ian Rankin and Quintin Jardine
- The England crime writers team beating the Scotland crime writers team at football (with some great moves – chesting the ball – by Karen Sullivan of Orenda Books; the only lady player).
Find out more about this brilliant festival at www.bloodyscotland.com and be sure to book your ticket for next year – I just know that it’s going to be fantastic.
You can buy Daniel Pembrey’s THE HARBOUR MASTER here
You can buy Craig Robertson’s MURDERABILIA here
Check out the GRAB THIS BOOK blog here
Check out THE SLICE GIRLS on Facebook here