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  • BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH PRESENTS...
    Alistair Kerr: Betrayal – The Murder of Robert Nairac GC

    Thursday, February 11th at 18:30 - 20:00
    Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    Captain Robert Nairac was a Grenadier Guards officer serving in Northern Ireland when on 14 May 1977 he was abducted and murdered by the Provisional IRA. Mystery surrounds the circumstances of his abduction and the fact that his body has never been found has provoked much speculations.

    Alistair Kerr's new book Betrayal gives new insight into Nairac's life in South Armagh and the events leading up to that fateful night in 1977.

    “The word unputdownable is too often used, but not here. At last a thoroughly readable book, researched over years, that tells us the nearest to the truth we will ever get about the last mission and murder in Ulster s bandit country of young Guards officer Robert Nairac” Frederick Forsyth

    About the Author…
    Alistair Kerr was born in Scotland. His father was an officer in the Royal Army Medical Corps, who later became an academic. Alistair studied History and Law at the University of Edinburgh and later became a civil servant. During his Law studies, which included Forensic Medicine, he was shown the pickled remains of the wife of a notorious murderer to whom he is distantly related, Dr Buck Ruxton, hanged in 1936, although he was then unaware of his relationship to him. Another ancestor was accused of complicity in a poisoning murder in the 17th century: unsurprisingly, he has an interest in murder mysteries. He has lived, worked and travelled in a number of countries including Kenya, Zimbabwe, France and Australia and now divides his time between Scotland, Lincolnshire and London.

    For more information or if you would like a signed copy because you can't make it to the event, please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8222 or ann.landmann@blackwell.co.uk

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    Kate McLelland

    Sunday, February 14th at 14:00 - 15:30
    Date: Sunday 14th of February
    Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
    Venue: Blackwell's Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    Join us to celebrate the new children's book by Kate McLelland, Blackbird, Blackbird, What Do You Do?, a heart-warming story about finding out who you are.

    Pip doesn't know what he wants to do, so he goes on a journey to find out. Along the way he tries doing what Heron does, and Owl and Pigeon, until he discovers that singing is the thing that he is best at.

    A fun story about finding yourself - with incredibly stylish artwork.

    So come along to our launch party! There will be cake, colouring in and story-telling - Kate will be reading from her book around 2:30pm, so make sure to get a good spot!

    Please let us know if you can make it by joining our event Facebook here

    Did we mention the cake?

  • BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH BOOK GROUP

    Monday, February 15th at 18:00 - 19:30
    Date: Monday 15th of February
    Time: 6.00pm
    Venue: Blackwell's Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    Who says reading is a solitary pursuit? Not us! Come and join the Blackwell’s Book Group for lively, friendly book chatter. No previous experience required! We meet monthly to discuss a wide range of books — fiction and non-fiction, classic and contemporary, prizewinners and cult heroes—in short, whatever you fancy!

    Our current book is Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

    What is the book about?
    Kafka on the Shore follows the fortunes of two remarkable characters. Kafka Tamura runs away from home at fifteen, under the shadow of his father's dark prophesy. The aging Nakata, tracker of lost cats, who never recovered from a bizarre childhood affliction, finds his pleasantly simplified life suddenly turned upside down. Their parallel odysseys are enriched throughout by vivid accomplices and mesmerising dramas. Cats converse with people; fish tumble from the sky; a ghostlike pimp deploys a Hegel-spouting girl of the night; a forest harbours soldiers apparently un-aged since WWII. There is a savage killing, but the identity of both victim and killer is a riddle. Murakami's novel is at once a classic quest, but it is also a bold exploration of mythic and contemporary taboos, of patricide, of mother-love, of sister-love. Above all it is a bewitching and wildly inventive novel from a master stylist.

    Future meetings...
    In March we are discussing To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf and in April The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac.

    We offer 10% discount on the current book to Book Group members.

    So join today! Just email your name and address details to events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk

  • BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH PRESENTS...
    Launch: A Guide to Therapeutic Child Care

    Thursday, February 18th at 18:00 - 20:00
    Date: Thursday 18th of February
    Time: 6pm for 6:30pm
    Venue: Blackwell's Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    Join Dr Ruth Emond, Dr Laura Steckley and Dr Autumn Roesch-Marsh to celebrate the publication of their new book for Social Work practitioners.

    This event will be chaired by Professor Brigid Daniel.

    About the Book…
    A Guide to Therapeutic Child Care provides an easy to read explanation of the secrets that lie behind good quality therapeutic child care. It describes relevant theories, the 'invisible' psychological challenges that children will often struggle with and how to develop a nurturing relationship and build trust. Combining advice with practical strategies, the book also provides specific guidance on how to create safe spaces (both physical and relational) and how to aid the development of key social or emotional skills for children which may be lacking as a result of early trauma. Written with input from foster carers, the book is an ideal guide for residential child care workers, foster carers, kinship carers, social workers and new adoptive parents.

    This event is Free but ticketed.

    Tickets are available in person from the desk on the Ground Floor at Blackwell’s Bookshop, by phoning 0131 622 8222 or emailing events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk. Tickets can also be booked on Eventbrite here

    For more information or if you would like a signed copy because you can't make it to the event, please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8222 or ann.landmann@blackwell.co.uk

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    GAMES NIGHT

    Monday, February 22nd at 18:00 - 21:00
    Date: Monday 22nd February 2016
    Time: 6:00pm to 9pm
    Venue:Blackwell's Bookshop, 53-63 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    Come and play some of our bestselling games. From popular board games like Settlers of Catan to new miniature games like Star Wars X-Wing and classics like Backgammon, we have something for everyone.

    Take this opportunity to try out new games, as our team of seasoned gamers will be on hand to explain all the games to you.

    How does it work?
    Every game gets allocated a one hour slot, which can be booked in advance. Once your hour is up, you can move on to a new game, or play again, unless someone else has already booked the game.
    When you book your free ticket for the evening, please chose which game you would like to play first. Please just book one ticket for you and your group. When you arrive on the night, you will then be able to book your next game or games. Alternatively you can have a look around first.
    On your own? No problem! Just come along and we'll do our best to match you up.

    Everyone attending will receive a voucher that can be redeemed against any of our games on the night.

    Games available to play on the night are
    The Settlers of Catan plus expansion (for 3 to 6 players)
    Pandemic (for 2 to 4 player)
    Star Trek Catan plus expansion (for 3 to 4 players)
    Ticket to Ride Europe (for 2 to 5 players)
    Discworld Ankh-Morpork (for 2 to 4 players)
    Hey, That's my Fish (for 2 to 4 players)
    Carcassonne (for 2 to 5 players)
    Commands & Colors Ancients (for 2 players)
    Puerto Rico (for 3 to 5 players)
    Stramash The Scottish Board Game (for 2 to 6 players)
    Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game (for 2 to 4 players)
    Backgammon (for 2 players)
    Cards against Humanity (for 4 players plus)

    Please book your tickets on Eventbrite

  • BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH PRESENTS...
    Alex Danchev: On Good and the Evil and the Grey Zone

    Wednesday, February 24th at 18:30
    Date: Wednesday 24th of February
    Time: 6:30pm
    Venue: Blackwell's Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    How can works of the imagination help us to understand good and evil in the modern world?

    In this new collection of essays, Alex Danchev puts art to work in the service of political and ethical inquiry. He takes inspiration from Seamus Heaney’s dictum: ‘the imaginative transformation of human life is the means by which we can most truly grasp and comprehend it’. This is a book of blasphemers, world menders, troublemakers, torturers and turbulent priests of every persuasion.

    In this talk he will focus on the idea of the art and the artist as "moral witness" - the crucial moral witness of our troubled times. The presentation will be illustrated by photographs by Chloe Dewe Mathews from the series 'Shot at Dawn'

    About the Speaker…
    Alex Danchev is Professor of International Relations at the University of St Andrews, and the recipient of a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship for 2014-17. He is the author of a number of internationally acclaimed biographies, most recently Cézanne (2012), and an influential collection of essays, On Art and War and Terror (2009). He is also the editor of the best-selling 100 Artists’ Manifestos (2011).

    Tickets are available in person from the desk on the Ground Floor at Blackwell’s Bookshop, by phoning 0131 622 8222 or emailing events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk. Tickets can also be booked on Eventbrite here

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    Meet bestselling YA author Rachel Caine

    Tuesday, March 1st at 18:00 - 19:00
    Date: Tuesday 1st of March
    Time: 6:00pm
    Venue: Blackwell's Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    Blackwell's are very (VERY) excited to be hosting one of our favourite YA authors from across the pond! Rachel will be in-store to chat about her book Ink and Bone, the first book in a fantastic new series!

    In her new series Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time.

    It once held hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of irreplaceable, hand-written volumes until it vanished in fire and blood thousands of years ago. But what if the Great Library had survived? With the vast knowledge of the ancients at its disposal, it could change the world.

    And it has.

    Jess Brightwell lives in a world where knowledge is strictly controlled and owned by the Library; owning personal books is illegal. His family makes a fortune smuggling books to collectors, but Jess has a love of knowledge that is a disadvantage in his line of work. His scheming father makes a liability into an asset, sending Jess to apprentice at the Great Library of Alexandria itself; having a spy in their ranks, he thinks, can only be a help.
    But from the moment Jess arrives, it's clear that the Library is a far more savage and sinister place than he could have guessed. His class of aspiring Librarians is full of gifted, driven students, but only six will be chosen ... and the tests will push them all to their limits. Some become friends; others become enemies. And none of them can trust their proctor, Scholar Wolfe, who hides a great many secrets behind a bitter, uncaring exterior.
    When Jess and his friend Thomas invent something revolutionary, they discover just how far the Library will go protect its knowledge ... and the power it brings.

    About the Author…
    Rachel Caine's rich, diverse bibliography of more than 45 books in print covers many categories and genres. She started out writing horror and fantasy as Roxanne Longstreet (Stormriders, The Undead, Red Angel, Cold Kiss, Slow Burn) before switching to the name Roxanne Conrad and publishing romantic suspense and mystery (Copper Moon, Bridge of Shadows, Exile). By 2003, she began to publish under her current pseudonym, specializing in urban fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal young adult fiction.
    She has been writing original fiction since the age of fourteen, and professionally published since 1991. She graduated from Socorro High School in El Paso Texas (where she was a UIL all-state champion in music and journalism) and went on to earn an accounting degree from Texas Tech University. She played professionally as a musician for several years once out of college, but ultimately gave up the music for writing.
    She's had a varied "day job" career, including web design, graphic arts, accounting, payroll management, insurance investigation, and (most recently) corporate communications and crisis management. (It all counts as research.)

    This event is free but ticketed. Tickets are available in person from the desk on the Ground Floor at Blackwell’s Bookshop, by phoning 0131 622 8222 or emailing events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk. Tickets can also be booked on Eventbrite here

    For more information or if you would like a signed copy because you can't make it to the event, please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8222 or ann.landmann@blackwell.co.uk

  • BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH PRESENTS...
    Tom Devine: Restless Nation - Scotland 1999 to 2016 and Beyond

    Wednesday, March 2nd at 19:00 - 20:30
    Date: Wednesday 2nd of March
    Time: 7:00pm
    Venue: Surgeon's Hall Museum, Royal College of Surgeons, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW

    About the Book…
    There can be no relationship in Europe's history more creative, significant, vexed and uneasy than that between Scotland and England. From the Middle Ages onwards the island of Britain has been shaped by the unique dynamic between Edinburgh and London, exchanging inhabitants, monarchs, money and ideas, sometimes in a spirit of friendship and at others in a spirit of murderous dislike.

    Tom Devine's seminal new book explores this extraordinary history in all its ambiguity, from the seventeenth century to the present. When not undermining each other with invading armies, both Scotland and England have broadly benefitted from each other's presence - indeed for long periods of time nobody questioned the union which joined them. But as Devine makes clear, it has for the most part been a relationship based on consent, not force, on mutual advantage, rather than antagonism - and it has always held the possibility of a political parting of the ways. With the United Kingdom under a level of scrutiny unmatched since the Eighteenth century Independence or Union is the essential guide

    About the Author…
    Professor Emeritus Sir Tom Devine is arguably Scotland's most eminent historian. Educated at the University of Strathclyde he has written, edited and contributed to many books on the history of Scotland, most recently Recovering Scotland's Slavery Past, published by Edinburgh University Press in 2015. In 2001 he was presented by HM the Queen with the Royal Gold Medal, Scotland's supreme academic accolade, and was knighted in 2014 'for services to the study of Scottish history'.

    Tickets are FREE and available in person from the main counter on the Ground Floor at Blackwell’s Bookshop, by phoning 0131 622 8222 or emailing events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk or on Eventbrite here

    For more information or if you would like a signed copy because you can't make it to the event, please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8222 or at ann.landmann@blackwell.co.uk

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    Jenny Nex: Women Pulling The Strings

    Tuesday, March 8th at 18:00 - 20:00
    Date: Tuesday 8th of March
    Time: 6:00pm
    Venue: Blackwell's Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    Women in musical instrument making businesses in 18th- and 19th-century London

    To celebrate International Women's Day we have teamed up with the fantastic people at the Musical Instrument Museums at St. Cecilia's Hall in Edinburgh.

    Since the 1960s, when historians began to perceive ‘the conspicuous absence of women from the historical record’, researchers have been exploring the involvement of women in work, the family and society in general. Musical instrument historians have begun this process only recently, mostly because very few instruments signed by women survive, giving the impression that they were often absent from the trade. However, evidence shows that some women were active as makers themselves or owned and ran their own businesses, while others worked in supporting roles such as managing the accounts and running the household.

    This presentation explores the surviving evidence concerning women working in musical instrument building firms in London in the 18th and 19th centuries. By drawing on materials from a variety of archival sources, glimpses of their lives and activities may be seen. This process also helps to understand the structures and working practices of musical instrument making firms in general and enables us to place them within the context of business structures in early industrial London.

    About the Speaker…
    Following her early education in Cambridge, Jenny studied music at the University of Edinburgh from where she went on to specialise as a singer in historically informed performance at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. She gained her MA in Museum & Gallery Management in 1997 from City University and in 2005 took over as Curator of the Museum at the Royal College of Music. In 2013, she moved to a similar role in the Musical Instrument Museums Edinburgh based at St Cecilia’s Hall. Jenny’s research interests include the context, design and construction of musical instruments and she completed her PhD at Goldsmiths College in 2013, studying ‘The Businesses of Musical Instrument Making in Early Industrial London’ (c1760–1820).

    Tickets are available in person from the desk on the Ground Floor at Blackwell’s Bookshop, by phoning 0131 622 8222 or emailing events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk. Tickets can also be booked on Eventbrite here

    For more information please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8222 or ann.landmann@blackwell.co.uk

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    Kevin MacNeil: The Brilliant and Forever

    Thursday, March 10th at 18:30 - 20:00
    Date: Thursday 10th of March
    Time: 6:30pm
    Venue: Blackwell's Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    Join us to celebrate the publication of The Brilliant & Forever, the new (much awaited but so worth the wait) novel by award-winning writer Kevin MacNeil.

    On an island like no other, populated by writers, the annual Brilliant & Forever Festival is a much anticipated event; its participants a story away from either glory or infamy.
    This year, three best friends - two human, one alpaca - are chosen to compete, so victory is not only about reward. This is a novel like no other; a wonderful, provocative tussle, a whip-cracking, energetic, laugh-out-loud satire on what we value in culture, and in our lives. And yet, written with exquisite warmth and empathy, it's also a moving exploration of integrity, friendship and belonging.

    It'll split your sides and break your heart.

    About the Author…
    Kevin MacNeil is a novelist, poet, playwright, journalist and writing tutor born and raised in the Outer Hebrides, now living in London. His previous novels, A Method Actor’s Guide to Jekyll and Hyde (Polygon) and bestselling debut, The Stornoway Way (Penguin), were both published to widespread critical acclaim. My first book, Love and Zen in the Outer Hebrides (Canongate), won the Tivoli Europa Giovani International Poetry Prize for best poetry collection published in Europe by a writer under 35.

    Tickets are available in person from the desk on the Ground Floor at Blackwell’s Bookshop, by phoning 0131 622 8222 or emailing events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk. Tickets can also be booked on Eventbrite here

    For more information or if you would like a signed copy because you can't make it to the event, please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8222 or ann.landmann@blackwell.co.uk

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    New Blood: Lauren A Forry & Mary Paulson-Ellis

    Tuesday, March 15th at 18:00 - 20:00
    Date: Tuesday 15th of March
    Time: 6:00pm
    Venue: Blackwell's Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    We love nothing more than discovering new authors, especially debut ones! So join us for this very special event, bringing together one Edinburgh debut and one from across the Pond.

    Enter Abigale Hall
    In the aftermath of the Second World War, seventeen-year-old Eliza and her troubled little sister Rebecca are forced to leave London to work for the mysterious Mr Brownawell at Abigale Hall. There are tales that the ghost of Mr Brownawell's bride-to-be haunts the desolate mansion, and in the village there are shocking rumours of maidservants meeting a terrible fate within its walls. But is it superstition that Eliza should be afraid of or is there something real and deadly lurking in the dark, dusty rooms of Abigale Hall? Yet vicious, cold-hearted housekeeper Mrs Pollard will stop at nothing to keep the mansion's terrible secrets, and she exerts a twisted hold over Rebecca. To save herself and her sister descending into madness, Eliza must wage a desperate battle to escape back to London and uncover the horrifying truth before Abigale Hall claims two more victims.

    Meet The Other Mrs Walker
    Somehow she'd always known that she would end like this. In a small square room, in a small square flat. In a small square box, perhaps. Cardboard, with a sticker on the outside. And a name ...An old lady dies alone and unheeded in a cold Edinburgh flat, on a snowy Christmas night. A faded emerald dress hangs in her wardrobe; a spilt glass of whisky pools on the carpet. A few days later a middle-aged woman arrives back to the city of her birth, her future uncertain, her past in tatters. But what Margaret Penny cannot yet know is that in investigating the death of one friendless old lady, her own life will become enriched beyond measure

    About the Authors…
    Mary Paulson-Ellis has an MLitt in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow. She was awarded Glasgow’s inaugural Curtis Brown Prize for Fiction in 2009, the Maverick Award from the Tom McGrath Trust in 2011 and the Literature Works First Page Prize in 2013. She is a Hawthornden and a Brownsbank Fellow and a member of writers collective 26. Her short stories, non-fiction and other tall tales have been published in a variety of anthologies and magazines including New Writing Scotland, Gutter and The Herald newspaper.

    Lauren A. Forry was brought up in the woods of Bucks County, Pennsylvania where her FBI agent father and book-loving mother raised her on a diet of The X-Files and RL Stine. After earning her BA in Cinema Studies from New York University, she spent some time in film production before moving to London where she earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Kingston University. There she was awarded the Faber and Faber Creative Writing MA Prize for her first horror novel, Abigale Hall. Her short stories have since been published by Brick Moon Fiction, Lamplight Magazine, and in multiple sci-fi and horror anthologies.

    This event is FREE but ticketed. Tickets are available in person from the desk on the Ground Floor at Blackwell’s Bookshop, by phoning 0131 622 8222 or emailing events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk. Tickets can also be booked on Eventbrite here

    For more information or if you would like a signed copy because you can't make it to the event, please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8222 or ann.landmann@blackwell.co.uk

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    Meet Sir Chris Hoy

    Wednesday, March 16th at 16:00 - 17:30
    Date: Wednesday 16th of March
    Time: 4:00pm to 5:30pm
    Venue: Blackwell's Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    Blackwell's Bookshop is delighted to host debut author (former employee and now Britain's most successful Olympia) Sir Chris Hoy for a book signing to celebrate his new book series for children.

    Meet Flying Fergus
    Fergus Hamilton, a boy who always dreams big, gets a rusty old bike for his ninth birthday from his mum and granddad. It's not the flashy Sullivan Swift he'd longed for - but when it's all cleaned up and he takes it for a test run, he discovers something amazing. When the pedals turn backwards, Fergus and his dog, Chimp, are magically transported to Nevermore, a land where cycling is banned by the wicked King Woebegot. He meets the ever enthusiastic Princess Lily, has an amazing adventure bunny-hopping on his bike over the Swamp of Certain Death and outwitting the Knights of No-Nonsense and their Hounds of Horribleness, and lands back in the real world with a bump. Fergus still has to complete the time trial to join the local cycling team though - can Grandpa Herc and his best friend Daisy help him realise that he doesn't need magic to succeed, and that hard work, a bit of patience and some help from his friends can do the trick?

    Cyclist Sir Chris Hoy MBE won his first Olympic gold medal in Athens 2004. Four years later in Beijing he became the first Briton since 1908 to win three gold medals in a single Olympic games. In 2012, Chris won two more gold medals at his home Olympics in London, becoming Britain's most successful Olympian with six gold medals and one silver. He has also won eleven World titles and two Commonwealth Games gold medals. In 2008 Chris was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year and received a Knighthood in the 2009 New Years Honour List. Sir Chris retired from competitive cycling, but he still rides his bike almost daily - now also on paper and not just in real life.

    This event is a signing and no ticket is required. To ensure we have enough books for everyone, please let us know that you are coming along by joining the event on Facebook here (if you can)

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    Michael J Malone: Bad Samaritan

    Tuesday, March 22nd at 18:30 - 20:00
    Date: Tuesday 22nd of March
    Time: 6:30pm
    Venue: Blackwell's Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    Join us for the Edinburgh launch of Michael J. Malone's latest crime thriller, featuring Glasgow DI Ray McBain.

    A Glasgow student is found dead in a city-centre alley, kickstarting a trail of brutality that drives DI Ray McBain to the very edge, staring into the abyss... br> The victim's family and friends are all under suspicion, and McBain has to untangle a sordid web of lies, deceit, blackmail, infidelity and cyberstalking. And when Stigmata, a deranged serial killer from McBain's tortured past, starts taking out new victims - with the suspects and McBain himself in his sights - the case gets even more treacherous. The pressure intensifies until McBain calls on Kenny O'Neill, his old underworld crony, to help watch his back. Will that be enough to stop the killing?

    About the Author…
    Michael J Malone is a Scottish author and poet, born and brought up in the heart of Burns’ country, leading him into a career in the book world. His most recent book,Bad Samaritan is his fourth crime novel. He is also the author of a non-fiction book, Carnegie’s Call, and has had more than 150 poems published in the UK literary press. He wrote The Guillotine Choice with Bashir Saoudi, a computer engineer in Cambridge whose life’s dream is to see his father’s incredible story brought to a public audience before he retires to Algeria.

    Tickets are available in person from the desk on the Ground Floor at Blackwell’s Bookshop, by phoning 0131 622 8222 or emailing events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk. Tickets can also be booked on Eventbrite here

    For more information or if you would like a signed copy because you can't make it to the event, please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8222 or ann.landmann@blackwell.co.uk