News & Events

Stuart and Jeffery Deaver are wrangled by Fiona Stalker

I’ll be at the Belmont Cinema on Tuesday the 2nd of May from 18:30 chatting to that doyenne of the crime writing community, Mr Jeffery Deaver. He’ll be talking about his latest Lincoln Rhyme series, THE BURIAL HOUR, and I’ll be talking about whatever comes into my head. Keeping us both in order will be the magnificent Fiona Stalker.

You can get more info about tickets and the like by making your mouse click on this.

Booked!

I’ll be attending the Booked! Festival in Dumbarton Library on the 20th of May at 19:30, where I’ll be interviewed by renowned bon vivant and raconteur, John Rushton.

You can get more details about the festival and ticket things by clicking on this.

Tour Dates for A DARK SO DEADLY

That’s right, they’re unleashing me on an unsuspecting world again. I’ll be promoting the new book in April, travelling up and down mainland UK on a large collection of trains.

If you fancy getting a book signed, or attending an eventy thing, you can find me at the following locations… (click on the bookshop for details about tickets and stuff)

Monday 17th April
Event at 19:00
Waterstones Aberdeen

Tuesday 18th April
Signing from 13:00 to 14:00-ish
Waterstones Inverness

Tuesday 18th April
Event at 19:00
Elgin Library with Waterstones Elgin

Wednesday 19th April
Signing from 12:30 to 13:30-ish
Waterstones Dundee

Wednesday 19th April
Event at 20:00
Toppings St Andrews

Thursday 20th April
Signing from 12:30 to 13:30-ish
Waterstones Kirkaldy

Thursday 20th April
Event at 19:00
Waterstones Sauchiehall Street

Friday 21st April
Signing from 12:30 to 13:30-ish
Waterstones Stirling

Friday 21st April
Event at 18:30
Blackwells Edinburgh

Monday 24th April
Signing from 12:30 to 13:30-ish
Waterstones Carlisle

Monday 24th April
Event at 19:00
Whitley Bay Library with Blackwells Newcastle

Tuesday 25th April
Signing from 12:30 to 13:30-ish
Waterstones Manchester

Tuesday 25th April
Event from 18:30
Waterstones Liverpool

Wednesday 26th April
Signing from 12:30 to 13:30-ish
Waterstones Sheffield

Thursday 27th April
Signing from 12:30 to 13:30-ish
Waterstones Milton Keynes

Thursday 27th April
Event from 19:00
Waterstones Nottingham

Friday 28th April
Signing from 12:30 to 13:30-ish
Waterstones Basingstoke

Friday 28th April
Event from 19:00
Waterstones Oxford

Saturday 29th April
Signing from 12:30 to 13:30-ish
Waterstones Cardiff

Saturday 29th April
Event from 20:00
Toppings Bath

Sunday 30th April
Signing from 12:30 to 13:30-ish
Waterstones Bristol

Want to appear as a character in one of Stuart’s Books?

Have you always wanted to be immortalised in a book? Well, here’s your chance. Stuart has donated a character to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution to help raise money to continue it’s excellent work.

They’ve set up an online auction at Givergy and you can go over there and place your bids until Friday the 23rd of September.

Good Luck!

IN THE COLD DARK GROUND – now in paperback!

Believe it or not, it’s August, which means that No.1 bestseller IN THE COLD DARK GROUND is now available in paperback!

Order your copy here, or head down to your local bookshop.

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Trouble is coming…

Sergeant Logan McRae’s team find a body dumped in the woods – but is it the missing businessman they’ve been searching for, or something far more sinister? It doesn’t help that his ex-boss is taking over the case, a new Superintendent has it in for him, and Professional Standards are looming.

Even worse: Aberdeen’s criminal overlord, Wee Hamish Mowat, is dying and rival gangs all over the UK are eying his territory.

There’s a war brewing and Logan’s trapped right in the middle, whether he likes it or not.

 

 

Stuart at Bloody Scotland

I’ll be back at Bloody Scotland in Sterling this year, doing the opening event with crime writer and notorious cheeky monkey, Caro Ramsay: Friday 9 September, 19:00

We shared a stage together at my (and Caro’s) very first Harrogate. She was just as cheeky back then…

You can get your tickets here.

Stuart at the Edinburgh Book Festival

As the headline suggests, I’ll be at the Edinburgh book festival this August: Friday the 19th, in the Studio Theatre at 19:15

Cheese Oat Bites box 150gI have no idea what I’ll be talking about. The official programme says it’ll be all be about IN THE COLD DARK GROUND, but I make no promises. I might just sit on the stage, drinking red wine and making up dirty limericks. Maybe eating some pickled onion crisps and Dean’s Oaty Cheese Nibble Things (and no, I’m not being sponsored – I should be so sodding lucky!)

You can buy your naughty tickets (if you’re so inclined) here, and your oaty nibbly things, here.

Crime Writing Workshop in Sunny Dundee

I’m going to be giving a crime writing workshop in Dundee this Friday (the 10th June) with author and lecturer in creative writing, Eddie Small . We’ll be delving deep into the nuts and bolts of writing, and as a special treat Professor Sue Black, probably the UK’s top forensic anthropologist, will be on hand to answer questions.

This is a three hour course (from 14:00 to 17:00), held at West Park Conferencing and Events – 319 Perth Road, Dundee, DD2 1NN (find it on a map here)

Book your lovely tickets here!

More Logan Books on the Horizon

A lot of people seem to think that IN THE COLD DARK GROUND was the last ever Logan McRae book, but they’re very, very wrong. Stuart has just signed a new three-book deal with the lovely people at HarperCollins, two of which will feature Logan and one of which will be a standalone (or maybe even another Ash Henderson). This means Stuart will be producing books all the way up to 2020!

Stuart’s editor Sarah Hodgson said: “I am over the moon to have secured a new three-book contract with the impossibly talented Stuart MacBride. We’ve worked together for well over ten years now, and I can honestly say that he continues to get better and better with every book, as his many fans will attest. He’s truly one of a kind, and nothing could give me greater pleasure than the knowledge that we have more of his wonderful novels coming our way.”

Stuart’s agent Philip Patterson said: “I am absolutely thrilled for Stuart MacBride and Sarah Hodgson and her hard-working team at HarperCollins. With superb writing and excellent publishing behind it, Stuart is deservedly a major bestseller. As each novel goes from strength to strength, I will look forward to continuing this excellent relationship.”

Stuart’s Stuart said: “At the risk of turning this into a cheesy mutual love-fest: I couldn’t be happier right now. Not only does the new three book deal mean I get to continue working with all the lovely people at HarperCollins, it also keeps my cat in shoes for the next few years. I’m really looking forward to more publishing hijinks and shenanigans with my excellent co-conspirators Sarah Hodgson and Philip Patterson.”

And Stuart’s cat Grendel said: “Prrrrrrrrp, meep!”

So there you go…