Murder an’ a’ That

Well-Read Books of Wigtown’s Inaugural Crime Event

A day of fact and fiction

Saturday 23rd November 2019

The Print Room, 8 New Road, Wigtown, DG8 9HN


10:15 – Jayne Baldwin who will talk about her book The Road to the Gallows about a murder in the Glenkens in the 19th century which led to a hanging in Dumfries.

11:30 – Jane Baldwin – not be confused!- will discuss her two novels Dead Man’s Prayer and Perfect Dead featuring ex priest turned detective Frank Farrell, which have a Dumfries and Galloway setting.

14:00 – Allan Nicol author of Manuel, Scotland’s First Serial Killer will be the third speaker of the day. He is also the author of Monster Butler, the story of Archibald Hall, another serial killer and in conversation will speak about his two fascinating books.

15:15 – Stephen O’Rourke’s first novel The Crown Agent an action-packed adventure story set in Scotland in the 1820s is being published next week. The official launch is at Waterstone’s in Edinburgh on 7th November and Well-Read Books is delighted that Stephen will join us on 23rd to talk about his book – and his plans for future publications.

There will be time for questions and contributions from the audience.

Day tickets for all four events cost £20. Individual tickets are £6 each. Please contact Ruth on 01988 402873 (shop) or 07850 154 029 (when the shop is closed) to book. Please call into the shop if that is more convenient. I will be delighted to see you and to tell you a little more about the arrangements.

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