Val McDermid

venue Harmony Marquee
date Saturday 15 June
time 9:00 pm
ticket prices £16 | £14

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The Queen of Crime plunges into medieval Scotland for a journey of discovery, uncovering the real Lady Macbeth in her latest novel. A thousand years ago, when Scotland was young, a woman and her companions are on the run. If the men hunting her find them, they will kill her because she is the only one who stands between them and their violent ambition. She is the first queen of Scotland, married to a king called Macbeth, and Queen Macbeth reveals the real story behind Shakespeare’s infamous femme fatale, Lady Macbeth, Queen of Scotland. Val also shares her latest Karen Pirie thriller. In Past Lying, Edinburgh is the backdrop for a cold case where an author’s manuscript appears to be the blueprint for an actual crime. As Karen digs deeper, she uncovers a spiralling game of betrayal and revenge, and unexpected twists…

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