Iain Banks and Neil Forsyth at the Dundee Literary Festival this week, while Chris Ewan is at the Lowdham Book Festival on July 1st. And I've mentioned this event before but here's another reminder for the launch of Tony Black's new Gus Dury book on Thursday 1st July. I just received this book and am itching to get stuck into it.
A report from Fife Council on their ladykillers events last week.
Alexander McCall Smith opens a cancer service in the Scottish Highlands.
STB's Weekly Blog looks at Philip Kerr's Bernie Gunther novels, and a transcript of the NPR audio review of IF THE DEAD RISE NOT.
A review of Alice Thompson's THE EXISTENTIAL DETECTIVE. This one sounds fascinating. And she'll be at Blackwells in Edinburgh on June 29th.
A long-missing painting of ghostly soldiers, once owned by Arthur Conan Doyle goes on sale this week.
Caroline Dunford will be appearing at Edinburgh's Portobello Library on June 30th.
And, finally, anyone for some f-f-f-f-fava beans? (Thanks (I think) to @stevemosby for the link).