I was in Stirling today to attend a few events at the Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival. I have never been before so I thought I’d go and see what it’s like. I mean, I am not a huge fan of general crime writing/thrillers but there are a few authors that interest me – and there was an event on spy thrillers which sounded rather good (and was actually!). The main reason I went, tho, was something else.


As you may have gathered, I have been on a little Val McDermid binge read over the last few weeks. I thoroughly enjoy her books (other than the Tony Hill series). However, that wasn’t the only reason I was so keen to read a few more. A couple of the events I went to today included Val, and I needed to figure out which book I wanted signed.

In the end, I went for the only non-fiction one. (Yes, I just couldn’t make up my mind on any of the fiction ones….)