Upcoming Alex Gray events – winter 2015

Alex Gray at the Helensburgh Writers Workshop
9 November 2015, 7.30pm
St Bride’s Hall
For more information, visit www.helensburghwriters.co.uk/events

Alex Gray at Shetland Noir
13 November 2015, time TBC
Mareel, Lerwick (Shetland Islands)
For more information, visit shetlandnoir.com/special-guests/alex-gray

Alex Gray at the Scottish Crime Writing Evening
23 November 2015, 7.30pmTom Fleming Centre, Stewart’s Melville College, Edinburgh
The event will feature Christopher Brookmyre, Doug Johnstone, Alex Gray and Sara Sheridan, and will be chaired by Peggy Hughes (Programme Manager of the Dundee Literary Festival).

Alex Gray with Lisa Ballantyne at Toppings St Andrews
26 November 2015, 8pm
Topping & Co., 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
For more information, see below and visit www.toppingbooks.co.uk/events/st-andrews/scottish-noir-with-alex-gray-and-lisa-ballantyne

“Founder of the Stirling-based crime festival Bloody Scotland, winner of the Scottish Association of Writers’ Constable and Pitlochry trophies, Alex Gray is well established at the heart of what’s now been termed ‘Tartan Noir’. At the forefront of Scotland’s tough, gritty crime fiction scene are many of her novels, and notably her series following Detective Lorimer.

Where Gray has carved a tremendous name for herself in crime fiction, Ballantyne delves into the darkness of the domestic to weave suspenseful and emotionally charged novels. The latest, Redemption Road, is steeped in the ghosts and sin that haunt many a family, she follows an estranged father and daughter, exploring the strength of family ties and our huge capacity for forgiveness.

Gray and Ballantyne will be unpacking their thrillers and exploring that everyday actions that underpin spine-tingling, nail-biting mysteries like their own.”

New Detective Lorimer short story for only 99p!

EXCITING NEWS! Alex has written a short story ebook prequel to her brilliant Detective Lorimer series. It’s called The Bank Job and it’s available for pre-order now at only 99p (published 19/02/15).

Meet Detective William Lorimer, the star of author Alex Gray’s bestselling Glasgow-set crime series. 

The Bank Job is a gripping 3,000 word short story that reveals the dramatic event that inspired the young William Lorimer to become a policeman. Alex Gray’s acclaimed series brings Glasgow to vivid life in all its grit and glory and this story is the perfect introduction to her winsome detective, as well as a treat for all fans of the series.

Praise for Alex Gray’s Lorimer series:

‘Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Ian Rankin evokes Edinburgh’ Daily Mail

‘Gray is the new master of Scottish crime writing’ Scottish Daily Express

‘Cracking storylines and well-rounded relationships’ Daily Record

‘A gritty, fast-paced read’ Sun

Alex Gray Events in March

Want to come and meet Alex and hear her talk about her new book, Keep the Midnight Out? There are several March events lined up. Details below:


10-12pm:                            Talk and signing at Bothy Book Festival, Portsoy.

Salmon Bothy, Portsoy

Tel: 01261 843891


6.30pm:                                Launch for Keep the Midnight Out

Waterstones, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3EW

Tel: 0141 332 9105


1.00pm                                 Book signing at Waterstones, Braehead Shopping Centre

Kings Inch Road

Renfrew G51 4BP

Tel: 0141 885 9333



6.30-8.00pm                       Talk and signing at Blackwell’s Bookshop, Edinburgh

52-63 Bridge Street

Edinburgh EH1 1YS

Tel: 0131 622 8222


7.00pm                                 Talk and signing at Waterstones, Newton Mearns

38 Avenue Centre

Newton Mearns

Glasgow G77 6EY


Tel: 0141 616 3933


In April, Alex will also be visiting the Isle of Mull, as the island plays an important part in Keep the Midnight Out. She will also be attending the Aye Write Festival in Glasgow. Further details will be posted to the festival website: http://www.ayewrite.com/