Crime Scene September Newsletter

Welcome to the round-up of September’s crime fiction goodies. August saw the end of an era, with the last of VNATB (for now). We put the spotlight on the phenomenal Victoria Watson and Simon Bewick, who brought us the the virtual get together week after week during lockdown.

There’s plenty of new reading material to choose from, with the much anticipated bonanza of book releases.… Read the rest

Crime Scene May Newsletter

Welcome to the May round-up of crime fiction goodies – download it here:

This month, we feature the incredible lockdown sensation that is our public libraries. We also review top pick of this month’s new releases, Small Mercies by Alex Walters.

You’ll find details of Newcastle Noir virtual events, Noir at the Bar in your home (with some sneaky previews), and some great podcasts you can tune into.… Read the rest

Crime scene September newsletter

Welcome to the September round-up of criminal activity – and if you thought August was busy, just wait until you see what’s coming up next!

On the cover this month, we feature Seonaid Francis of ThunderPoint Publishing Ltd, as we continue to share the love for small independent publishers.

We’ve got Bloody Scotland and Noir at the Bar Edinburgh to look forward to, as well as the Tidelines book festival, and I have exciting news of my own to add…

On Noir at the Bar Edinburgh, I’m delighted to be announcing the lineup for the evening, and you’re in for a treat.… Read the rest

Free short story

Poison pen

by Jackie McLean

“Is it true?”

The question took me by surprise.  Not just the noise springing suddenly out of the silence but the tone of it, and coming from Mrs Sillars, too.

Now, let me tell you a thing or two about Mrs Sillars.  She would come into the library most days, and she had pretty much taken up residence there by that time. … Read the rest