Bloody Scotland 2017

The 2017 Bloody Scotland festival will be taking place in Stirling from 8th-10th September.

The full programme will be released shortly.

Alex Gray came up with the idea for a Scottish Crime Writing Festival during the second bottle of Prosecco with fellow crime author Lin Anderson at a crime writing conference dinner. Alex imagined famous names like Ian Rankin and Val McDermid propping up a bar in different parts of the world and asking one another, ‘Are you going to Bloody Scotland this year?’ – and thus a new festival was born.

The Bloody Scotland festival was an immediate success in 2012 and has garnered many accolades from audiences and writers worldwide. The late William McIlvanney (for many the ‘Father of Tartan Noir’) held Bloody Scotland close to his own heart and it is therefore only fitting that the festival has renamed their Scottish Crime Book of the Year, The McIlvanney Prize. This year’s festival is also dedicated to the memory of William McIlvanney (1936-2015). For more information please go to the Bloody Scotland website.

Virtual Tour for ‘The Riverman’ by Alex Gray

The Riverman by Alex Gray Alex Gray recently completed a virtual tour for release of ‘The Riverman’. Visit all the tour stops below for great features and reviews
1/11 showcase @ The Bookworm Lodge
1/12 Review @ Book Reviews From an Avid Reader
1/12 Showcase @ Lazy Day Books
1/13 Review @ bless their hearts mom
1/14 Showcase @ Bound 2 Escape
1/15 Showcase @ Christa Reads and Writes
1/16 Review @ Hott Books
1/16 Showcase @ Caroles Book Corner
1/17 Showcase @ Cozy Up With Kathy
1/18 Review @ Tome Tender
1/18 Showcase @ Brooke Blogs
1/19 Showcase @ Beagle Book Space
1/19 Showcase @ Writing Pearls
1/20 Showcase @ Suspense Magazine
1/21 Showcase @ Mythical Books
1/22 Showcase @ Blogging with A
1/23 Showcase @ The Reading Frenzy
1/24 Showcase @ Savvy Verse & Wit
1/25 Shoecase @ BooksChatter
1/26 Showcase @ Sapphyrias Book Reviews
1/27 Showcase @ The Book Divas Reads
1/28 Showcase @ Celticladys Reviews
1/29 Showcase @ Mystery Suspense Reviews
1/30 Review/showcase @ Kara the Redhead
1/31 Showcase @ Books Direct
2/01 Review @ For Life After
2/02 Showcase @ Buried Under Books
2/03 Review @ A Bookaholic Swede
2/05 Showcase @ Writers and Authors
2/13 Review/showcase @ Books, Dreams, Life
2/14 Review/showcase @ CMash Reads
2/15 Showcase @ Just Reviews
2/19 Showcase @ fundinmental
2/22 Review @ Bookishly Me
2/23 Blog Talk Radio w/Fran Lewis

Upcoming events with Alex Gray

See Alex Gray in person and get your favourite book signed. Here are some events Alex Gray will be attending in upcoming months.

 

February

Thursday 9, 7pm at the Royal Scots Club

Abercrombie Place, Edinburgh

 

March

Aye Write Festival. Chairing Ann Cleeves and Lin Anderson,  Friday 10 March. More information

Aye Write Festival with Douglas Skelton & Les Wood,  Friday 17 March. More information

Portsoy Book Festival with Caro Ramsay Saturday March 11 at 2pm. More information

 

April

Newcastle Noir Saturday 29 April 1.30 pm. More information

 

May

Thursday 11 May, Drymen Village Hall 7pm. More information to come.

 

Bloody Scotland 2016

The 2016 Bloody Scotland festival will be taking place in Stirling from 9th-11th September.

Alex Gray came up with the idea for a Scottish Crime Writing Festival during the second bottle of Prosecco with fellow crime author Lin Anderson at a crime writing conference dinner. Alex imagined famous names like Ian Rankin and Val McDermid propping up a bar in different parts of the world and asking one another, ‘Are you going to Bloody Scotland this year?’ – and thus a new festival was born.

The Bloody Scotland festival was an immediate success in 2012 and has garnered many accolades from audiences and writers worldwide. The late William McIlvanney (for many the ‘Father of Tartan Noir’) held Bloody Scotland close to his own heart and it is therefore only fitting that the festival has renamed their Scottish Crime Book of the Year, The McIlvanney Prize. This year’s festival is also dedicated to the memory of William McIlvanney (1936-2015). For more information please go to the Bloody Scotland website.