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Upcoming events – November 2018

This November don’t miss Stuart taking part in these great events – more information can be found on the links below.


Saturday 3rd November – 14:00, Wee Crime Festival, Grantown on Spey. Stuart and Neil Broadfoot talk to Craig Robertson about writing series, and other such stuff.

Saturday 3rd November – 19:00, “Crime and Dine” Dinner, The Garth Hotel, Grantown on Spey.


As part of this year’s Bookweek Scotland, Stuart will be doing things of a book-flavoured nature at the following lovely libraries:

Monday 19th November – 12:00, Arbroath Library.

Monday 19th November – 14:30, Montrose Library. 

Tuesday 20th November – 19:00, Morningside Library. 

Friday 23rd November – 19:00, Musselburgh Library.

Upcoming Events – October 2018

Catch Stuart out and about on the road this month at any of these brilliant events! Follow the links below for more details and ticket information.

Wednesday 3rd October –  18:30 till 19:30, Waterstones Aberdeen. In conversation with Lin Anderson, chaired by Fiona Stalker.

Friday 5th October – 20:00, NessBookFest, Inverness. Stuart’s being interviewed by Reuters-trained journalist Drew Hillier.

Saturday 6th October – 19:30 Falkirk Storytelling Festival. A Cheeky Tipple, with Stuart and Russel McLean.

Saturday 13th October – 19:30 Mort am Helwig, Unna. Stuart and Alan Park discuss their latest books.

Friday 19th October – 19:00 Satrosphere, Aberdeen. Murder Mysteries and Microscopes makes its long awaited return, with forensic experts Prof. Laura Dawson, Prof. James Barclay, and Prof. James Grieve.

Tour Dates for THE BLOOD ROAD

Don’t miss your chance to catch Stuart on his mini-tour for the brand new Logan McRae book THE BLOOD ROAD over the coming weeks!

Please ask in store for more details, and leave your questions for Stuart’s book launch on 12th June on the Facebook page.

Tuesday 12th June
Aberdeen Waterstones – Book launch (interview with editor Sarah Hodgson)

Thursday 14th June
Waterstones Elgin – Book signing

Talk at Waterstones Inverness

Saturday 16th June
Event at Waterstones Yeovil

Sunday 17th June
Waterstones Plymouth – Book signing

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)

Saturday 1st April
Krimimessen – Crime Book Festival
From 15:45 to 16:10
Stuart Macbride taler med Niels Lillelund om Hilsner fra de døde og En sang fra de døde

Sunday 2nd April
Krimimessen – Crime Book Festival
From 11:30 to 12:00
Stuart Macbride taler med Helle Vincentz om Hilsner fra de døde

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.