Bloody Scotland: Val McDermid and Denise Mina
The festival gets well underway in the company of two of Scotland’s, indeed the world’s, finest and most lauded crime writers.
As well as being highly proficient in the business of dispatching bodies and putting society under the microscope, Val and Denise are among the most entertaining and informative speakers you will find anywhere.
Val’s latest novel is Broken Ground, the fifth in her DCI Karen Pirie series, in which a highland peat bog gives up a deadly, long-held secret. Denise won the 2017 McIlvanney Prize for The Long Drop and this year also sees the re-release of her acclaimed Garnethill.