13 February, 2019

Winter Words Takes a Deadly Turn For the Better

The 15th Annual Winter Words Festival provides a thrilling setting for a double whammy of Crime-writers at Pitlochry Festival Theatre on Sunday, 17 February at 4.30pm, in an expose of the chilling side of Bloody Scotland, a new book named after Scotland's International Crime-Writing Festival based in Stirling since 2012, which has brought hundreds of crime-writers new and established to the stage.

Bloody Scotland sees twelve of Scotland’s best crime-writers use the sinister side of the country’s building heritage in stories that are, by turns, gripping, chilling and redemptive – exploring the potential of Scotland’s iconic sites. Joining writer and broadcaster James Crawford are two of the twelve: Denise Mina – critically acclaimed crime-writer who won the Crime Writer’s Award Short Story Dagger for her story in this collection, along with the 2017 McIlvanney Prize and the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award (twice!); and Lin Anderson, best known as the  creator of the forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod series of crime thriller novels, and for her part in founding the annual crime-writing festival itself, recently back from India where the crime anthology is also now being published.

From murder in an Iron Age broch, to a dark psychological thriller set at Edinburgh Castle, this collection uncovers the intimate - and deadly - connections between people and places, and James will guide you through a dangerous journey into the dark shadows of our nation’s buildings - where passion, fury, desire and death collide!

This will be superb session with Lin and Denise as they uncover, with James, how the nation’s iconic architecture and locations provide a further malevolent character in their writing. Visitors can also get books signed with the authors. To book your tickets, call the Box Office team on 01796 484626 or click here to go online

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