I spent a pleasant couple of hours on Saturday in the company of some stellar crime writers. First of all I had lunch with Duane Swierczynski (who has learned some very interesting Scottish words) and Russel McLean (who already knew them). We discussed books, travelling, and whether you can have more fun at an Edinburgh wedding or a Glasgow stabbing (I've been to both - my vote goes to the Glasgow stabbing). From my point of view it was fun. Not sure what THEY thought. We then went off to see a panel at Glasgow's Aye Write festival - Al Guthrie, Stuart MacBride and Quintin Jardine. It was an excellent panel, went on past its scheduled hour, with lots of questions from the audience.
Al read a brilliant passage from his new, hot off the press book SAVAGE NIGHT involving a naked arse and a samurai sword (I hasten to point out that Al didn't HAVE a naked arse as he read the passage - that would have been far far too scary). As a result I bought an extra copy of SAVAGE NIGHT which I will offer for your delectation. Anyone who fancies some foul-mouthed smut, please send me one of those little message-y things on here. And anyone who wants a copy of SAVAGE NIGHT should also let me know :o) I will then put all the names into a hat, or, more likely, a high heeled boot, and draw a winner.