An evening with Steve Cavanagh and Mark Billingham @SSCav @MarkBillingham @cbrookmyre @WaterstonesGla @orion_crime @LittleBrownUK

An evening with Steve Cavanagh and Mark Billingham in Waterstones Sauchiehall St. Glasgow,  started off with a visit North of the Border with my #Twinnie aka Noelle of Crimebookjunkie! A couple of wee refreshments before we headed off to the event!

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A mini crime fest was taking place in Glasgow last night with some of the best names in Crime Fiction turning out for this long-awaited event! Chris Brookmyre, Mason Cross, Neil Broadfoot, Craig Robertson and Alexandra Sokoloff joined the packed audience for a night of hilarity!

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Chaired by Chris Brookmyre, the night started off with a discussion over Mark’s most controversial book yet! “The Killing Habit” features the Croydon Cat Killer but rest assured no cats were harmed in the production of this book – a fact that Chris disturbingly confessed he found quite disappointing!

Steve, of course, was there to talk about his latest in the Eddie Flynn series, Thirteen, which is my top read of 2018! Eddie is an attorney in America and of course Steve is a lawyer as well as being an outstanding author! Well, if you ever get to hear Steve at an event do not miss it, his stories will have your jaw aching with laughter! From defending nuns in court to sipping pinot grigio from a straw through slats in a toilet door, I don’t think I stopped laughing all night! You just need to go see him to hear more about these stories!

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Caron from Waterstones has been angling to get Steve to Glasgow for a long time and I can assure you that last night was well worth the wait! Roll on September til I see them again at Bloody Scotland! Top tip, get over to Two Crime Writers and a Microphone podcast to hear Steve along with Luca Veste talk about books, news and nonsense with their own unique slant! And grab yourself a ticket for The FunlovinCrime Writers to see a different side of Mark Billingham, Chris Brookmyre along with Doug Johnstone, Stuart Neville, Luca Veste and Val McDermid- this is a musical extravaganza you do not want to miss! Check out the Bloody Scotland programme for dates!

Steve’s wife, Tracy had set me a challenge and I was not going to let her down! Two homemade bookmarks winging their way back to Belfast Tracy! Never say a Glesga girl will not rise to a challenge!

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A brilliant night! And big shout out to all the staff at Waterstones for hosting another great event!

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