You all know that I’m a huge fan of Scottish Crime Fiction, don’t you?! One of the top events of my year is Bloody Scotland, Scotland’s International Crime Writing Festival and it is one of my top recommendations for lovers of crime fiction to attend!
So what if I was to tell you that I have a top prize to give away? What if I was to tell you that top prize was TWO tickets to the Gala Opening, McIlvanney Prize and Torchlight Procession?
“Bloody Scotland 2017 opens in the magnificent splendour of the Great Hall of Stirling Castle with a truly unique event that offers you the chance to rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in crime fiction. Your golden ticket allows you to enjoy a glass or two of fizz in historic surroundings while we launch the Bloody Scotland anthology of new short stories in conjunction with Historic Environment Scotland and announce the winner of the prestigious McIlvanney Prize for Scottish crime book of the year. Following the announcement you can then collect, if you so wish, your flaming torch on the castle esplanade and take your place in a once-in-a-lifetime procession of authors and readers, winding its way through Stirling’s old town to the Albert Halls”
So do you think that you might be interested? Read on then folks!
One of my favourite Scottish crime fiction authors is Owen Mullen, author of the fantastic Charlie Cameron, Private Investigator series set in my hometown of Glasgow. It was a bit of a SQUEAL moment this week when “Games People Play”, the first in the series was longlisted for the prestigious McIlvanney prize alongside some of the top names in Scottish Crime Fiction, including Lin Anderson, Val McDermid and Ian Rankin! To celebrate this achievement, Owen’s publishers, Bloodhound Books, have kindly donated two tickets to the opening ceremony for the winners! Thank you so much Bloodhound Team – this really is an AWESOME Prize!
Entry is simple:
To be in with a chance of winning the two tickets then tell me, in the comments below, why you think Games People Play, deserves to win the McIlvanney Prize.
- The competition closes on Monday 28th August and the winner will be chosen on that date.
- The winner will be the entry that judges feel is the most compelling reason for Games People Play to win.
- Tickets will be posted out when the winner is announced.
- No transport or accommodation is included in the prize.
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Games People Play is available to purchase on Amazon