Authors gear up for Scots crime-writing festival…

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Val McDermid is one of the star guests at this year’s Bloody Scotland festival.

Wednesday 4th June 2015

Read this article by BRIAN FERGUSON on The Scotsman website.

Picture: Neil Hanna

SCOTLAND’S annual crime-writing festival is to explore whether men or women are better placed to write about murder, the painstaking investigation to capture the man behind the World’s End murders and the real-life poisons deployed by Agatha Christie to kill off characters.

An all-women panel of writers will be discussing whether men and women write and read crime differently, what they think about violence, and whether they are equally subjected to it at Stirling’s Bloody Scotland event in September.

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