Alexander McCall Smith will be appearing at the Toledo Library on 21st October, Val McDermid will be at the Chiswick Book Festival from September 17th to 19th, and a nice line-up at Stirling's Off The Page Book Festival from September 11th-18th with Denise Mina, Iain Banks, Christopher Brookmyre and Louise Welsh. And the Three Lochs Book and Arts Festival - featuring Allan Guthrie, Stuart MacBride and Alexander McCall Smith - has a blog.
Manic Pop Thrills reviews Doug Johnstone's TOMBSTONING, which reminds me I need to get my grubby hands on a copy, Mockingbird loves Philip Kerr's THE ONE FROM THE OTHER, and The List is sort of unsure about Lin Anderson's THE REBORN, pronouncing it chilling and absorbing, but heavy on the info dump.
Aly Monroe with another instalment about the real life inspiration for Peter Cotton. I love her blog, it's always thoughtful and interesting.
And talking of excellent blogs, Karen at Eurocrime has a picture of the actor who is going to be playing Kate Atkinson's Jackson Brodie.
Ian Rankin talks to broadcaster Philip King at the Galway Arts Festival.
Here's an interesting interview with William Meikle, who I have just added to the blogroll.
And, finally, some people will steal anything. Note to the Lothian and Borders Constabulary - my spare bedroom does not contain two naked bronze men. No, Mr Polisman, I live in Glasgow, not Edinburgh. Here we don't bother with that artistic nonsense, we just dangle sex toys out of our windows.