Glasgow's Aye Write festival programme is now up. Crime fiction (and vaguely crime fiction related) events are as follows:
Friday 5th March - William Boyd - 19.30-20.30
Sunday 7th March - Christopher Brookmyre - 15.30-16.30
Sunday 7th March - an event about the life and trial of supposed Victorian poisoner Madeleine Smith - 18.30-1930
Sunday 7th March - Karen Campbell - 19.45-21.oo (as part of the Tesco Bank Summer Reads programme)
Tuesday 9th March - Ruth Dudley Edwards and Stuart Neville - 19.30-20.30
Wednesday 10th March - Louise Welsh - 19.30-21.00
Friday 12th March - Denise Mina and Bryan Talbot - 19.30-21.00 (on graphic novels)
Friday 12th March - Dan Rhodes and Alan Bissett - 19.30-20.30
Saturday 13th 12.30-1.30 - Allan Guthrie and Denise Mina
For those who fancy a trip to the Isle of Man an evening of Mannslaughter and Mayhem on Saturday April 24th - Allan Guthrie, Stuart MacBride and some fraud who is feeling sick at the very thought.
The New York Times on Sherlock Holmes. We went to see the wonderful Ray Winstone in gangster-movie-with-a-difference 44 INCH CHEST this weekend and there was a huge queue for Sherlock Holmes.
Aly Monroe with a very thoughtful post on the value of translators.
Charles Cumming on espionage. And a mini-review of his TYPHOON in USA Today.
Philip Kerr's THE ONE FROM THE OTHER and A QUIET FLAME reviewed in Open Letters Monthly.