Scottish crime writer to appear at Stonehaven Library

SCOTTISH crime writer Tony Black will be coming to Stonehaven Library next week.

One of the rising stars of the tartan noir crime-writing scene, Tony will be appearing on Thursday, May 19 at 7.30pm.

An award-winning journalist, who has written for many national papers, Tony has established himself as an acclaimed crime writer, using his background in journalism to introduce and develop his alcoholic, ex-journalist, unpredictable character Gus Dury.

His first book featuring Dury, ‘Paying for It’ was published in 2008, followed by ‘Gutted’ ‘Loss’ and ‘Long Time Dead’.

In February 2011 ‘Truth Lies Bleeding’ was published, bringing to life a new character, DI Rob Brennan, a police officer returning to the crime scene after a period of sick leave.

Set in Edinburgh, Tony’s novels are fast moving, gritty, have a lot of dark humour tinged with sadness, and delve into the darker elements of a city’s underworld.

The event has been organised by Aberdeenshire Council’s Cultural Services, in partnership with publisher Random House.

Tickets are on sale now from the library at £3 and refreshments will be provided.

Contact Stonehaven Library for more information by emailing Stonehaven.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk or phoning 01569 762136.