Events Schedule - Archive

BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND - Lin Anderson Online Author Event - Hosted by High Life Highland Libraries
Tuesday 17th November 2020  7:00pm (UK time)

Join us on Facebook, where Lin Anderson will be talking about her main character, Rhona MacLeod, and how she explores Scotland through her stories. Viewers are welcome to ask questions during Lin's talk. 

Event will start at 7:00pm on 17th November on Lin Anderson's Facebook timeline:

Murder, Mystery & Microscopes: Lin Anderson & Prof. James Grieve
Monday 19th October 2020  7:30pm (UK time)

Join us for an evening with best-selling crime-writer Lin Anderson in conversation with Professor James Grieve, one of Scotland's most respected forensic pathologists, for a discussion about the science of crime!
Details here:

Hosted by:-
Virtual Noir at the Bar #21
Wednesday 19th August 2020  7:30pm (UK time)

Lin Anderson will be one of the authors at Virtual Noir at the Bar on Wed 19th August at 7:30pm.

To attend this event please sign up for the Virtual Noir at the Bar email newsletter >>> here <<<.

Joining details for the Wed 19th Aug event will be included in the newsletter sent out on Sunday 16th August at 3:00pm.

*** So PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE NEWSLETTER BY 3:00pm on Sunday16th August, if you are not already on the VNatB mailing list.***
 Bloody Scotland 2020 - Online Festival

Friday 18th Setember  - Sunday 20th September 2020

Reading Between the Crime Online Book Festival

Saturday 15th August 2020  11:30am

with Lin Anderson and Wendy H Jones

Lin will be discussing her Blaze Dog Detective The Magic Flag Mystery childrens' book.

Recording of the event available here:

Virtual Launch of THE INNOCENT DEAD by Lin Anderson

Wednesday 5th August 2020  6:30pm-7:15pm
(Online event on the Crowdcast platform)

Pan MacMillan editor Alex Saunders talks to author Lin Anderson about her latest Forensic Scientist Dr Rhona MacLeod novel THE INNOCENT DEAD (publication date 6th August 2020) ... more details here

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY: Stereotypes of Women in Crime Writing

Friday 13th March  7:30pm-9:30pm ***NOW CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS***
AK Bell Library, Perth

To celebrate International Women’s Day, please join us for an evening of debate and discussion on the theme “Stereotypes of Women in Crime Writing“. We will be joined by Scottish authors Lin Anderson and Claire Askew who both have written books whose protagonists are strong, determined, professional women, whose job keeps them entrenched within the dark and dangerous world of crime.

There will be an opportunity to ask the authors questions and get books signed.

Tickets & info:


 PORTSOY BOOK FESTIVAL 2020 - Upstairs at the Salmon Bothy

Saturday 7th March  2pm-4pm
Lin Anderson chairing Ambrose Parry (Husband and wife writing team Chris Brookmyre and Dr Marisa Haetzman)

Sunday 8th March  2pm-4pm
Lin Anderson and Gillian Galbraith discuss their writing.


BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND - Whitburn Library

Thursday 21st November 2019 - 3:00pm
W Main St, Whitburn, Bathgate EH47 0QU


BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND - Dunning Village Hall

Wednesday 20th November 2019 - 7:00pm
Dunning Village Hall, Auchterarder Road, Dunning, PH2 0RJ

Time for the Dead is the latest gripping crime novel by Lin Anderson in which forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod discovers that terrifying events are unfolding on Scotland’s Isle of Skye.
Guaranteed to always grip the reader’s imagination and provide a thrilling and atmospheric story, Lin Anderson is a Scottish novelist and screenwriter best known for her bestselling series featuring forensic scientist Dr Rhona MacLeod of which there are currently fourteen novels, four of which have been long-listed for the Scottish Crime Book of the Year.  Lin is a co-founder of the international crime writing festival Bloody Scotland.
Join Lin for a reading, followed by a question & answer session whilst enjoying a cup of tea and a biscuit.  There will be books for sale which Lin will sign after the event (cash only).
To celebrate National Mobile Libraries Day, the mobile library will be parked outside before and after the event so make sure you visit and explore what’s on offer!

Book your free ticket with Eventbrite.


BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND - Gorebridge Library

Tuesday 19th November 2019 - 6:00pm
Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield Rd, Gorebridge EH23 4TT

Lin Anderson reads from and discusses her latest thriller TIME FOR THE DEAD


BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND - Dumyat Community Centre

Monday 18th November 2019 - 7:00pm
Dumyat Community Centre, Main Street East, Menstrie. FK11 7BJ



Friday 4th October 2019 - 7:00pm


MORECAMBE & VICE: In Conversation with Lin Anderson

Saturday 28th September 2019 - 3.30 - 4.30pm
The best selling author discusses her life and career with debut author Noelle Holten


 BLOODY SCOTLAND: Scotland's International Crime Writing Festival

Saturday 21st September 2019 - 10:00am
My Life With Murderers: Dr David Wilson with Lin Anderson
At the age of twenty-nine, Dr David Wilson became the UK’s youngest prison governor. It was the start of a long and distinguished career in which he spent his working life behind bars with some of the world’s most violent men.
He shared long hours with a variety of killers; sometimes over a tense interview, sometimes over a cup of tea, sometimes something a little stronger. He says that some of those men have become his friends. Others would like to kill him.
Dr Wilson will be discussing his life with murderers with an author who has written many a fine murder, Lin Anderson. Tickets

Sunday 22nd September 2019 - 12:45pm
Lin Anderson and Alex Gray
Spend an hour in the company of two great friends and great authors and enjoy the pleasure of eavesdropping as they talk about their career in books.
Lin is best known as the creator of the forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod thrillers. There are now 14 books in this consistently brilliant series, from the first, Driftnet, to the latest, Time for the Dead in which Rhona returns to her roots on the Isle of Skye. Alex Gray’s Lorimer series has also stood the test of time. There are now 17 hugely popular novels featuring the now Detective Superintendent William Lorimer. The latest is the Sunday Times top ten bestseller The Stalker. The body of a young woman is discovered in Bellahouston Park and Lorimer knows he has a repeat killer on his hands.
Chaired by Janice Forsyth.
(With book-signing appearance by Forensic Assistant Blaze fae Skye - @Blazespage on twitter - who stars as himself in Time For The Dead) Tickets


Saturday 14th September 2019 - 2:00 - 4:40pm
Nairn Community & Arts Center, King Street, Nairn

TIME FOR THE DEAD - (Thunder in the Glens) launch event in Aviemore

Saturday 24th August 2019 - 3:00pm
Waterstones, Aviemore (best wee bookshop in the world)


 TIME FOR THE DEAD - Bookshop Signing Tour (Day Four)

Thursday 22nd August 2019
9:15am - Waterstones, Falkirk
10:00am - Waterstones, Livingston
11:00am - Waterstones, Dunfermline
12:00noon - Waterstones, Kirkcaldy
1:30pm - Waterstones, St Andrews
2:00pm Topping & Company, St Andrews
3:00pm - Waterstones, Dundee
4:30pm - Waterstones, Perth
Lin Anderson and Oor Blaze fae Skye


TIME FOR THE DEAD - Bookshop Signing Tour (Day Three)

Wednesday 21st August 2019
10:00am - Waterstones, Edinburgh West End
11:30am - Blackwells, Edinburgh
1:00pm - Waterstones, Cameron Toll
2:00pm - Waterstones, Fort Kinnaird
3:00pm - Portobello Book Shop
4:30pm - Waterstones, Ocean Terminal
Lin Anderson and Oor Blaze fae Skye


Tuesday 20th August 2019 - 1:45pm
The Spiegeltent

Lin Anderson and Jacob Ross

Arrangements will be made so that after this event your copy of TIME FOR THE DEAD can be both signed by Lin and pawprinted by Blaze (the real star of the book!).


TIME FOR THE DEAD - The Edinburgh Bookshop launch party

Tuesday 20th August 2019 - 7:00pm
The Edinburgh Bookshop, 219 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4DH
Click here to book a party place on the Edinburgh Bookshop website


GAMECHANGERS: Writers Who Have Transformed the Genre
(The 26th St Hilda’s College Crime Fiction Weekend, 16-18th August)

Saturday 17th August 2019 - 2.00 - 3.30pm
Prof Niamh Nic Daeid (Forensics) and Lin Anderson (Forensics)


TIME FOR THE DEAD - Bookshop Signing Tour (Day Two)

Tuesday 13th August 2019
10:00am - Waterstones, Glasgow Fort
11:00am - Waterstones, Argyle Street
12:00noon - Waterstones, Sauchiehall Street
1:30pm - Waterstones, Byres Road
3:00pm - Waterstones, Braehead
4:30pm - Waterstones, East Kilbride
7:00pm - Lin Anderson in conversation with Doug Skelton
at Primavera Bistro, The Avenue Shopping Centre, Newton Mearns
(*Please click on link to book a place for the 7:00pm event)

Lin Anderson and Oor Blaze fae Skye


TIME FOR THE DEAD - Bookshop Signing Tour (Day One)

Saturday 10th August 2019
10:00am - Waterstones, Inverness
12:00noon - The Nairn Bookshop
2:00pm - Waterstones, Elgin
2:30pm - Yeadon’s, Elgin
4:00pm - The Bookmark, Grantown-on-Spey

Lin Anderson and Oor Blaze fae Skye


TIME FOR THE DEAD - Publication Day launch event on Skye

Thursday 8th August 2019 - 6:30pm
Portree Community Library

THE STAIRCASE (Edinburgh Festival Fringe)

Tuesday 6th August 2019 - 9:00pm
New Town Theatre, 96 George Street, Edinburgh

Join David Rudolf, defence attorney for Michael Peterson in the hit Netflix documentary series The Staircase, for an evening of discussion into the intimate details of the case and series. (Moderator: Lin Anderson)


BUTE NOIR Crime Writing Festival

Friday 2nd August 2019 - 7:30pm
Rothesay Library
Stuart MacBride and Lin Anderson

Friday 2nd August 2019 - 9:00pm
Rothesay Library
Ian Rankin (interviewed by Lin Anderson)