Crime at the Castle, Glamis Castle, 24th February 2018

Take one haunted castle, a cauldron of crime writers, and Royal castle Rooms. Mix them together and what do you get? – Scotland’s newest and uniquest crime festival.
Founded by Wendy, Suzanne Milne and the castle staff, she is delighted to be appearing alongside the glitterati of Scottish Crime Writing, including



Do you read crime novels?  Do you fancy trying your hand at writing a crime novel?
If the answer to either of those questions is “YES” then Crime at the Castle is a must.
You have a chance to hear the very best Scottish crime writers as they tell you how it is done in a series of talks and writer’s workshops in what must be one of the most inspirational venues imaginable. 
Glamis castle is holding its very first crime writers festival in the castle on Saturday the 24th February 2018.  This is the only crime writer’s festival in Angus-our very first. 
Speaking are a veritable who’s who of the Scottish Crime writing world. These include
  • Val McDermid
  • Chris Brookmyre
  • Caro Ramsey
  • Caroline Dunford
  • Chris Brookmyre
  • Sandra Ireland
  • Chris Longmuir
  • Denise Mina
  • Douglas Skelton
  • Frank Muir
  • Craig Robertson
  • Jackie Mclean
  • Alex Gray
  • Lin Anderson
  • Michael J Malone
  • Shona MacLean
  • Wendy H. Jones


As an “all in” day, you will have a chance to hear 4 speakers (or 3 speakers and a writer’s workshop), meet the writers at book signings in between sessions AND we are offering lunch in our restaurant as part of the “all in” day.
The total cost of this extraordinary opportunity is £55.00.
We have a limited number of tickets and interest is keen. Book your tickets soon to avoid disappointment.
Here’s how it works:

Below you will find a link to the list of the speakers and the time of their session.  If there is a red cross then the session has SOLD OUT. You must book 4 sessions-one in each time slot (or 3 and a workshop).  Lunch is provided in the middle of the day along with book signing opportunities and tea breaks.

Please phone 01307 840393 and a member of the Glamis Team will assist you with your booking. Once you have registered your authors and timeslots we will request your payment of £55.00 by credit/debit card and any dietary requirements for your lunch. We will send you a “ticket” either by post or email which will confirm the sessions and lunchtime.  Bring the ticket with you on the day.

This promises to be a wonderful day for anybody who likes writing or reading crime.  Come and join us for what promises to be a very exciting day.




                                  Dates with Dangerous Authors

The Crime Writers Association in conjunction with Blackwell’s Bookshop invites you on a special date to meet some criminally Dangerous Authors in celebration of World Book and Copyright Day. This is a unique opportunity to meet and interact with over twenty participating authors, whose writing covers a wide range subgenres - including cosy crime to psychological thrillers, legal thrillers, police procedurals, historical thrillers, spy fiction, non-fiction, and, of course, Scottish noir.

Christopher Brookmyre will be the featured author at the event, and will announce the winner and present the prize for the CWA students Flash Fiction competition.

Come and join us!

Participating Authors:
Christopher Brookmyre + Helen and Morna Mulgray + Alanna Knight + Martin Edwards + Ruth Dudley Edwards + Linda Stratmann + E.S. Thomson + Matt Bendoris + Christine Poulson + Oscar de Muriel + Doug Johnstone + Aly Monroe + Kate Ellis + Marianne Wheelaghan + Marsali Taylor + Alex Gray + Frances Brody + Jonathan Whitelaw + Jean Briggs + Aline Templeton + Wendy Jones + Mark Leggatt + Sara Sheridan + Leigh Russell

 Noir at the bar

Wendy will be appearing at Noir at the bar, Newcastle on 26th April alongside fellow Dundee Author, Sandra Ireland. A brace of Scots hit Newcastle. What's not to like. Noir at the Bar Newcastle event 7pm at the Town Wall Pub, Pink Lane, opposite Central Station

Write up North Conference
Wendy will be running a workshop on Creating a Buzz around your book at Write up North Conference, Saturday 17th June, 2017. More details to follow.

Dublin Writers Conference           Wendy will be speaking on writing crime fiction, and marketing your books, at the Dublin Writers Conference 23rd - 25th June, 2017